Danny Garcia has his eye on the prize, but it’ll be on his own terms.
Garcia’s name has come up often when discussing possible opponents for Floyd Mayweather and his six fight deal with Showtime/CBS.
Swift is the WBC/WBA junior welterweight champion and at this moment simply focused on building his own budding career. A fight with the pound-for-pound king is not a concern.
Garcia (27-0, 16KOs) will face Mauricio Herrera (20-3, 7KOs) March 15th at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Boxing Scene is reporting that Garcia is not worried about moving up to 147 to face Mayweather, but is fully content with being the best at 140 for now.
“We’re focused on my next fight on March 15. If I face Floyd in the future, well wow that’d be great… if not there’s no problem, I’m ok,” Garcia said.
I agree with Swift’s thinking at this point.
There’s no real rush to get o Floyd. Mayweather has three fights on his Showtime deal, plus a possible final fight that would allow him to retire at 50-0.
As long as Garcia continues to win, improve and build his brand, he’ll be in line to become the next pound-for-pound king in boxing.
That would be still allow Garcia to line up big money showdowns with the likes of Canelo Alvarez, Miguel Cotto or a Manny Pacquiao down the line.