Danny Garcia will stay at welterweight for Keith Thurman rematch
Two-divisional champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (36-3, 21ko) is looking to move up to junior middleweight. However, he is willing to stay at welterweight for a rematch with former unified champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (29-1, 22ko).
Garcia has been seriously thinking about officially making a move up to junior middleweight. He even has put a target on the back of unified champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (34-1 18ko). Furthermore, he expressed wanting to take a possible tune-up first before going straight after the unified champion.
“I want to get my feet wet first. If they offer me that fight, I would take it.”
Nonetheless, he is not ready to completely abandon the welterweight division just yet. During an interview with Fighthype, Swift made it clear he would not rule out fighting again at welterweight for a big fight.
“No! I won’t say that because if there is another big fight for me at that weight, we can definitely do it. I am not saying I won’t fight at 147 again, but I really want to fight at 154.”
When asked what big fight would be worth him staying at welterweight, he dropped the name of his former rival.
“A rematch with Thurman, that is a big fight.”
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Swift has not been in the ring since losing to unified champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (27-0, 21ko) back in December 2020. However, he feels no tune-up would be needed for a rematch against Thurman.
“It doesn’t matter at the end of the day. I have fought them all already, so I do not even care about matchmaking and all that. I did that already, it does not matter to me who I fight anymore, to be honest.”
In March 2017, WBA champion Thurman defeated WBC champion Garcia in a major unification fight by split decision. Many inside the boxing community still believe that Swift should have gotten the decision. So a rematch is something fans would welcome, especially considering most of the boxing world’s eyes are focused on the Spence and Pacquiao clash taking place on August 24. With neither fighter having a dance partner and both are coming off of losses, this is a fight Premier Boxing Champions advisor Al Haymon needs to entertain.
By: Garrisson Bland