Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia at long last look ready to get it on in the ring come next year. The two have been vocal on one another to put it mildly in recent times, with Thurman consistently levelling the 'cherry picker' argument against Garcia - claiming he has been picking and choosing weaker opponents than he should have. It…
Danny Garcia: If Ward and Kovalev Can Have Tune Up Why Can’t I?
Danny Garcia has come in for a storm of backlash following another perceived weak opponent selection by the public for his next bout. But he has come back firing himself.
Garcia will next face Samuel Vargas next month on November 12th in his home state of Philadelphia.
It’s a choice of opponent that has drawn some heated criticism. B the silver lining in the news is that he is then set to face Keith Thurman next March in a huge welterweight showdown.
Speaking to Fight Hype as part of an open media scrum at a press conference announcing his next fight – Danny Garcia addressed this adverse public perception of opponent choice:
It is what it is. If Andre Ward and Kovalev can have a tune up fight why can’t I? I don’t consider this as a tune up fight because these fights are probably harder than the promoted fights. These are the fights you’ve really got to be careful about. He’s has nothing to lose. He’s lost to a good fighter already. He wants to try to prove himself. He’s coming off five wins.”
Vargas’ (25-2-1-13KO) most notable name on his record was a loss to Errol Spence Jr last year inside the distance.
Spence has also been heavily linked with a Garcia showdown as the American welterweight boxing scene hots up at the moment with those two and Keith Thurman also in the mix.