News | Feb 17 2018

Danny Garcia: ‘I could easily be unified champion of the world right now’

Danny Garcia fights Brandon Rios on Saturday as he gets on the come back trail, writes Joe Walker
Keith Thurman vs Danny Garcia
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TWO-division world champion Danny Garcia 33-1 (19) and former world champion Brandon Rios 34-3-1 (25) faced off Thursday at the final press conference for their WBC welterweight world title eliminator this Saturday, February 17 at Mandalay Bay Events Centre, Las Vegas.

Garcia returns from a year long hiatus following a unification showdown with Keith Thurman, receiving his first career loss. While Rios, who once held a world title at lightweight, views Garcia as his way back into the big fights.

“I took a little under a year off just to enjoy my life. I’ve worked hard my whole life; I’ve been boxing for 20 years. I just wanted to be a regular person and let my mind rest, spend time with my daughter and enjoy some of my money,” Garcia said.

 

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