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Danny Garcia planning on moving to 154

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By Dan Ambrose: Danny Garcia is thinking of moving up to 154 to go after his third division world championship soon after he deals Ivan Redkach a defeat, and then wins one more title at 147.  Redkach is a winnable fight for Garcia, but there’s still a possibility of an upset.

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Garcia, 31, doesn’t say which champion at junior middleweight he wants to go after, but it’s likely either IBF/WBA champ Jeison Rosario or WBO champion Patrick Teixeira. Those are fighters he would have an arguably better shot at beating than if he were to take on WBC belt holder Jermell Charlo.

Rosario would be a really hard fight for Garcia, and this writer can’t see him choosing that guy to fight for a world title at 154. Teixeira looks like the weakest of the champions, and someone that Garcia can possibly beat to win the WBO belt. It still wouldnt be easy for Garcia, but it’s a belt he would have a good chance of winning.

Garcia (35-2, 21 KOs) is fighting Redkach (23-4-1, 18 KOs) this Saturday night in a World Boxing Council welterweight title eliminator at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The fight will be shown on Showtime.

If Garcia beats Redkach on Saturday, he wants to go after IBF/WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. or WBA champion Manny Pacquiao for their titles. That would give Garcia the shot to become a two-time 147-lb champion. He previously held the WBC welterweight title from 2016 to 2017 after capturing the vacant belt with a close 12 round decision over Robert ‘The Ghost’ Guerrero.

Unfortunately for Danny, he never got a lot of respect from boxing fans for winning the WBC title, because he was put in the perfect situation to win the belt by facing Guerrero for it rather than a good welterweight like Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter, Spence or Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“I want to win this fight, then go for another championship at 147 (pounds) and then consider going up to 154 in search of new challenges,” said Garcia. “I’ve been in welterweight for a long time and it will be interesting to go to Super welter, but first we have to spend Saturday, ”Garcia said.

If Garcia wants to win a world title before leaving the 147-lb division, he’s only got these options:

  • Manny Pacquiao – WBO
  • Errol Spence Jr. – IBF/WBC
  • Terence Crawford – WBO

Garcia can fight for a world title likely in his next fight, as long as he’s willing to take on a lion like Spence. This is the perfect time for Danny to get a fight against Spence, since he’s coming off of a car crash from last October. There’s a chance Garcia can get Manny if he doesn’t face Mikey Garcia next.

“I have no pressure, I just have to go out and win,” said Garcia bout his fight against Redkach. “I will be ready for whatever the future brings, be it Errol Spence or Manny Pacquiao, but none of that will happen if I don’t win on Saturday,” said Garcia

Regardless of what Garcia says about there not being any pressure on him in the Redkach fight, the truth of the matter if there is pressure. He’s facing a fringe contender at 147, and if he loses the fight then he’s NOT going to get a title shot against any of the champions. It would be pointless for them to fight him if he can get passed Redkach.

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