Danny Garcia Feels Good About his Transition to 154
For people who may have thought the extra weight brought on by a move up to 154 would hamper Danny Garcia’s (36-3, 21KOs) stamina and punching power, think again! Garcia, a two-division champion who started his career as a junior welterweight, will transition to junior middleweight pounds starting on July 30.
The Philadelphia native, who’s known for his devastating left hook, will look to make a huge statement in his debut at junior middleweight against Jose Benavidez Jr. (27-1-1, 18KOs). In an interview with ThaBoxingVoice, he spoke about the positive effects of the extra weight he now carries with him.
“Yeah, definitely I feel my power and my stamina. I’m able to dig deep. Even when I’m like breathing hard, I can still push myself – keep that engine rolling. So definitely, the extra weight is helping me stamina-wise and strength-wise.”
Obviously, for Garcia, that had to be something he wanted from this move up in weight. If his stamina and power have improved, he will be a much more formidable fighter at this heavier weight class. However, we have to refrain from abiding or dismissing his statements until fight night.
One thing is certain: his opponent, Benavidez, will be there to try to push the smaller man around and see if his stamina and power have truly improved in a new weight class.
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By: Jerrell Fletcher