Errol Spence Jr: “Even If I Was At 70 Percent Danny Garcia Couldn’t Beat Me”

By: Hans Themistode The questions have become repetitive and somewhat irritating. Yet, they are also necessary. 13 Marach 2019: Overall views of the final press conference for the Errol Spence Jr v Mikey Garcia world welterweight championship boxing match at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Photo by James D. Smith/Dallas Cowboys As Errol Spence Jr. counts down the final days until his ring return against Danny Garcia on December 5th, the unified welterweight champion has found himself answering the same questions surrounding his health for months. The inquiries into his physical fitness, of course, stem from his horrific car crash in October of 2019. Much like the questions which remained the same, Spence Jr.’s answers have been unchanged as well. “I feel like I’m 110%,” said Spence Jr. during an interview with Fight Hub TV. To ensure that the Dallas native will in fact return as the same phenomenal fighter that he was before, a near nine-month training camp took place. The rough moments and rust during said camp, has Spence Jr. (26-0, 21 KOs) feeling confident that he will not only defeat Garcia but dish out a serious beating to him in the process. If however, Spence Jr. finds himself on the wrong of a defeat for the first time of his career to Garcia, then there will be no doubt that he isn't quite the same. “If I get past Danny Garcia then it leads me back to where I want to be and the path that I want to be on and who I want to fight. If I can't get past him then something is wrong. I gotta be 100% focus to get past him and that's where I feel like I am right now.” Under normal circumstances, 8-12 weeks is all that a fighter needs to whip himself into fighting shape. Yet, with Spence Jr.’s training protracted by several months, he isn't worried about his timing being off in the ring. Garcia, 32, is a great fighter in his own right, having won world titles in two separate weight classes. With that being said, both Spence Jr. and his trainer, Derick James, is under the impression that nothing less than 100% of him will be walking into the ring on December 5th. Despite his readiness though, Spence Jr. doesn't believe 100% of his efforts would be needed. “He’s a great fighter, iron chin and very tough but I think even if I was at 70 percent Danny Garcia couldn't beat me.” While boxing fans and media pundits will be watching every punch of the Dallas product intently, Spence Jr. believes Garcia (36-2, 21 KOs) is the one who everyone should be keeping an eye on. Whether he’s come up big or just short, Garcia is normally the one who dishes out the punishment. In a matchup against Keith Thurman in March of 2017, Garcia would pick up the first loss of his career. The win for Thurman may have netted an additional world title at the time, but as he explained on numerous occasions, Garcia was by far the hardest puncher he had ever faced. In short, Garcia may have two losses on his resume, but no one has ever hammered him. If everything goes according to Spence Jr.’s plan however, this Saturday night will be the first. “I’m gonna try to put a beating on Danny Garcia and make it the worse beating he’s ever had in his boxing career.” The post Errol Spence Jr: “Even If I Was At 70 Percent Danny Garcia Couldn’t Beat Me” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Errol Spence Jr: “Even If I Was At 70 Percent Danny Garcia Couldn’t Beat Me”

By: Hans Themistode

The questions have become repetitive and somewhat irritating. Yet, they are also necessary.

13 Marach 2019: Overall views of the final press conference for the Errol Spence Jr v Mikey Garcia world welterweight championship boxing match at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Photo by James D. Smith/Dallas Cowboys

As Errol Spence Jr. counts down the final days until his ring return against Danny Garcia on December 5th, the unified welterweight champion has found himself answering the same questions surrounding his health for months.

The inquiries into his physical fitness, of course, stem from his horrific car crash in October of 2019. Much like the questions which remained the same, Spence Jr.’s answers have been unchanged as well.

“I feel like I’m 110%,” said Spence Jr. during an interview with Fight Hub TV.

To ensure that the Dallas native will in fact return as the same phenomenal fighter that he was before, a near nine-month training camp took place. The rough moments and rust during said camp, has Spence Jr. (26-0, 21 KOs) feeling confident that he will not only defeat Garcia but dish out a serious beating to him in the process.

If however, Spence Jr. finds himself on the wrong of a defeat for the first time of his career to Garcia, then there will be no doubt that he isn't quite the same.

“If I get past Danny Garcia then it leads me back to where I want to be and the path that I want to be on and who I want to fight. If I can't get past him then something is wrong. I gotta be 100% focus to get past him and that's where I feel like I am right now.”

Under normal circumstances, 8-12 weeks is all that a fighter needs to whip himself into fighting shape. Yet, with Spence Jr.’s training protracted by several months, he isn't worried about his timing being off in the ring. Garcia, 32, is a great fighter in his own right, having won world titles in two separate weight classes. With that being said, both Spence Jr. and his trainer, Derick James, is under the impression that nothing less than 100% of him will be walking into the ring on December 5th.

Despite his readiness though, Spence Jr. doesn't believe 100% of his efforts would be needed.

“He’s a great fighter, iron chin and very tough but I think even if I was at 70 percent Danny Garcia couldn't beat me.”

While boxing fans and media pundits will be watching every punch of the Dallas product intently, Spence Jr. believes Garcia (36-2, 21 KOs) is the one who everyone should be keeping an eye on. Whether he’s come up big or just short, Garcia is normally the one who dishes out the punishment. In a matchup against Keith Thurman in March of 2017, Garcia would pick up the first loss of his career. The win for Thurman may have netted an additional world title at the time, but as he explained on numerous occasions, Garcia was by far the hardest puncher he had ever faced.

In short, Garcia may have two losses on his resume, but no one has ever hammered him. If everything goes according to Spence Jr.’s plan however, this Saturday night will be the first.

“I’m gonna try to put a beating on Danny Garcia and make it the worse beating he’s ever had in his boxing career.”

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Can Danny Garcia Stun The World?

By: Sean Crose He’s beaten Erik Morales, Amir Khan, Zab Judah, and Lucas Matthysse. He’s also bested the likes of Lamont Peterson, Paulie Malignaggi and Robert Guerrero. Not all those names may end up in the Hall of Fame, but there is no doubt they belong to talented and successful boxers. Yet each of them fell before Philadelphia’s Danny Garcia. Morales may have been past his prime, the Peterson fight may have been too close for comfort, but no one could argue that Garcia didn’t rise to the occasion each and every time. All things being equal, the multi-titlist has quite the resume. What’s more, Garcia’s only been beaten twice, by Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman respectively. Major fighters both. Furthermore, both those loses were close fights. Long story, short: Danny Garcia is not a man to be taken lightly. And while it’s true the 36-2 fighter is heading into this weekend’s welterweight title fight against Errol Spence as the underdog, it’s good to keep in mind that Garcia should be considered anything but an afterthought. “We've been on pay-per-view before,” says Angel Garcia, who is both Garcia’s father and trainer. “It wasn't our card, but to us it was. Nothing is going to phase Danny heading into this fight. It doesn't matter what anyone on the outside is saying.” One thing Garcia brings to the table is an incredible toughness. As hard as Matthysse, Thurman and Porter could hit, for instance, Garcia stayed on his feet against each man. On top that, the fighter has showed that he can pack a punch himself when required. “Danny doesn't just know how to win,” says Angel. “He knows how to kick your ass." The 32 year old also brings a very polished skill set. Garcia may not be a stylistic ground breaker, but his footwork and counterpunching make him a high level boxer, nonetheless. Still, Garcia is going to have the fight of his life when he steps into the ring at AT&T Stadium outside Dallas on Saturday night to square off against the undefeated, 26-0 Spence. For one thing, Spence is incredibly strong. The Texan also has the ability to bowl an opponent over. Yet, as his father/trainer Angel points out, Garcia has been under the big lights of pay per view before. This most deliberate of competitors won’t be overwhelmed by the moment. There’s also the matter of Spence’s car accident, which the fighter remarkably survived last year. Whether the crash will impact Spence’s performance remains to be seen. If it does, however, Garcia can be expected to take advantage of the opportunity. "You can say what you want to say at this point,” Garcia says. “I'm here for the fight of my life. Come Saturday night, I will be victorious." The post Can Danny Garcia Stun The World? appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Can Danny Garcia Stun The World?

By: Sean Crose

He’s beaten Erik Morales, Amir Khan, Zab Judah, and Lucas
Matthysse. He’s also bested the likes of Lamont Peterson, Paulie Malignaggi and
Robert Guerrero. Not all those names may end up in the Hall of Fame, but there
is no doubt they belong to talented and successful boxers. Yet each of them
fell before Philadelphia’s Danny Garcia. Morales may have been past his prime,
the Peterson fight may have been too close for comfort, but no one could argue
that Garcia didn’t rise to the occasion each and every time. All things being
equal, the multi-titlist has quite the resume.

What’s more, Garcia’s only been beaten twice, by Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman respectively. Major fighters both. Furthermore, both those loses were close fights. Long story, short: Danny Garcia is not a man to be taken lightly. And while it’s true the 36-2 fighter is heading into this weekend’s welterweight title fight against Errol Spence as the underdog, it’s good to keep in mind that Garcia should be considered anything but an afterthought. “We've been on pay-per-view before,” says Angel Garcia, who is both Garcia’s father and trainer. “It wasn't our card, but to us it was. Nothing is going to phase Danny heading into this fight. It doesn't matter what anyone on the outside is saying.”

One thing Garcia brings to the table is an incredible
toughness. As hard as Matthysse, Thurman and Porter could hit, for instance, Garcia
stayed on his feet against each man. On top that, the fighter has showed that
he can pack a punch himself when required. “Danny doesn't just know how to win,” says Angel.
“He knows how to kick your ass." The 32 year old also brings a very
polished skill set. Garcia may not be a stylistic ground breaker, but his
footwork and counterpunching make him a high level boxer, nonetheless.

Still, Garcia is going
to have the fight of his life when he steps into the ring at AT&T Stadium
outside Dallas on Saturday night to square off against the undefeated, 26-0
Spence. For one thing, Spence is incredibly strong. The Texan also has the
ability to bowl an opponent over. Yet, as his father/trainer Angel points out,
Garcia has been under the big lights of pay per view before. This most
deliberate of competitors won’t be overwhelmed by the moment. There’s also the
matter of Spence’s car accident, which the fighter remarkably survived last
year. Whether the crash will impact Spence’s performance remains to be seen. If
it does, however, Garcia can be expected to take advantage of the opportunity.

"You can say what you want to say at this
point,” Garcia says. “I'm here for the fight of my life. Come Saturday night, I
will be victorious."

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