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Danny Garcia’s Middleweight Aspirations: Eyeing Bigger Fights After Erislandy Lara Showdown


Danny Garcia: From Disinterest to Desire


On December 5th, 2020, Danny Garcia was handed a world opportunity to fight unified welterweight champion, Errol Spence Jr. However, despite his efforts, the Philadelphia native failed to secure the victory, which ultimately led him to confess that his love for boxing had dissipated. Additionally, his struggles to make the 147-pound weight limit forced him to make several changes.


After taking some time away from the sport to recharge mentally, Garcia moved up in weight to the junior middleweight division. The added seven pounds to his frame proved to be beneficial, as he dominated Jose Benavidez Jr. in his junior middleweight debut in July of 2022.


Despite his success, Garcia is not interested in staying in the 154-pound division for long. He craves a showdown against Erislandy Lara, the WBA titleholder at 160 pounds. Garcia has yet to end Lara’s title reign, but he is already looking ahead to bigger and better things.


Garcia believes that a victory over Lara will lead to countless big-time showdowns, including a rematch with Spence and fights against top middleweights such as Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin. Garcia’s confidence in his ability to take a punch and box from the outside will be a bit too much for Lara to handle, according to the now-vivacious contender.


Throughout his career, Garcia has always been willing to play the waiting game. With a long list of highly ranked contenders and current champions mentioning his name, Garcia has moved away from his normally stoic demeanor. If everything goes according to plan, Garcia believes that the dam will ultimately break, leading him to partake in countless big-time showdowns.


Danny Garcia’s journey from disinterest to desire has been a fascinating one. He has made the necessary changes to his career, moving up in weight and recharging mentally. Now, he is looking to make a name for himself in the middleweight division, and he is willing to face anyone to achieve his goals. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this talented boxer.

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