KEITH THURMAN, Errol Spence and Terence Crawford have all launched scathing attacks on Danny Garcia after it was announced the WBC welterweight champion will face unheralded Samuel Vargas on December 12.
The non-title bout will be Garcia’s first outing since January, when he outpointed Robert Guerrero for the vacant WBC title after moving up from super-lightweight.
The plan is for Garcia to then fight WBA welterweight champion Thurman in the first quarter of 2017, but the Clearwater, Florida native isn’t happy about Danny’s choice of opponent.
— Keith Thurman Jr. (@keithfthurmanjr) October 12, 2016
Spence, the current IBF mandatory challenger and easily the division’s top contender, also has good reason to be disappointed in Garcia – he destroyed Vargas in four rounds back in April of last year, while still a prospect on the rise.
Danny say I have to pay my dues but he fighting somebody I knocked out already
— Errol Spence (@ErrolSpenceJr) October 12, 2016
Crawford, a two-weight world champion who is yet to fight as a welterweight, already has a standout CV and also took aim at Garcia, though in a more subtle way.
Lol they funny for that fight
— Terence Crawford (@budcrawford402) October 13, 2016
Though Garcia holds some big wins over Amir Khan and Lucas Matthysse, he has also trodden water at times and fought some particularly woeful opposition – such as Rod Salka, who he hammered inside two rounds in 2014. His move into the 147lb division was an exciting one, given the talent on offer there, but he has yet to be involved in any decent fights at the weight.