By Niall Doran
First Outing Of 2014
Danny “Swift” Garcia makes his first ring appearance of 2014 tomorrow night when he puts his WBA and WBC 140 lb titles on the line against Mauricio Herrera in Puerto Rico.
On paper this is one that Garcia should by rights should be winning impressively to be honest. The big talk will be what comes later in the year for Danny as he now has positioned himself as one of the very best fighters in the world through sheer hard work, determination and beating top quality opposition consistently.
Danny Garcia Pound For Pound Rated In Top 10 By Most
Rewind to around a year ago. Sure Danny was a well known fighter but I think a lot of people still had that little bit of a question mark over him in terms of was he actually the real deal?
I think people have woken up to the fact of just how good he is now since he beat Zab Judah and particularly Matthysse last year, where he showed not only his heart and iron chin but also some very savvy boxing skills.
After watching that fight I was made a big believer and I would be hard pressed to find a knowledgeable boxing fan who doesn’t believe Danny Garica pound for pound is not one of the best.
Surely A Bright Future Ahead
Provided he gets past tomorrow night’s test (which I would be amazed if he didn’t) there is some really juicy match ups about for Garcia this year. I think this could be one of the last times we see him at 140 lbs to be honest. When you look at the potential opponents out there for Floyd Mayweather these days, its fairly slim pickings when you really break it down.
Besides Amit Khan and Manny Pacquiao the only other guy I’d really like to see challenge the no.1 pound for pound fighter in the sport would be Garcia. He’s got good speed, excellent power, quality boxing skills and massive heart. Besides he’s half Puerto Rican and this would add to the fight’s commercial viability with Mayweather often liking to box around Latino holidays.
Danny Garcia, an underdog no more and pound for pound one of the best on Earth. I’m looking forward to watching his career blossom over the coming years.
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