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.