Danny Garcia has been the underdog for much of his career but a strong run through the welterweight division could make Garcia one of boxing’s biggest stars.
His rise to stardom began when he had one of the more shocking performances in recent 140 lb history with his KO of Amir Khan.
Since, Danny has established himself as one of the best fighters in the 140lb division and has jumped up to try his hand at welterweight. In his first fight at 147lbs Garcia fought an uncharacteristically Jekyll & Hyde fight against Lamont Peterson.
Garcia held on to win that fight but he needs to prove that he belongs among the marquee names in boxing’s deepest weight class.
On the flip side, Robert Guerrero has been on the decline since his big money Mayweather fight. The once calculated counter-puncher has been a step slow in all of his fights and was picked apart by Keith Thurman in his last highly publicized fight.
A shop-worn Guerrero is the perfect opponent for Garcia. He has just enough on his resume to remain relevant, thanks Floyd, and he poses no true threat to knocking off Garcia.
If victorious, Garcia sets himself up for a big 2016 campaign. Possible match ups with Amir Khan, Shawn Porter and Errol Spence await the welterweight newcomer.