Danny Garcia is nearing the end of his career. He rarely fights more than once a year. In fact, it’s hard to get him to fight even once a year.
He has already established his position and unless there is a huge incentive, the Philly native prefers to stay in bed. Erislandy Lara is one of the few fighters who can motivate Garcia to enter training camp and put in the work.
The 35-year-old has won world titles in two different weight classes, but he feels that his achievements are not enough.
Before he calls it quits, he wants to become a three-division champion, something that will happen if he beats Lara.
The two have already agreed to face each other, but finding a date and venue is still a problem. Until things are settled, Garcia will make sure he’s in the gym preparing. Defeating Lara would make him the WBA middleweight champion, but it would also make him a target.
The sport of boxing is full of politics, and making some of the obvious fights is almost impossible. However, if Garcia manages to take Lara’s title, he has an in-house opponent he could face right after.
Jermall Charlo, who has been out of the ring for about 30 months, still holds the WBC middleweight title. He will make his official comeback this weekend against Jose Benavidez Jr.
Few are expecting any surprises, including Garcia. If everyone is right, Charlo will need another opponent soon. Garcia, who has never backed down from a challenge, is willing to unify if the money is right.
“If it makes sense," Garcia told YSM Sports Media when asked if he’s open to fighting Charlo. "If it makes sense. If I win the middleweight title and he’s middleweight champion, you never know, it can happen.”