It’s All Or Nothing for Danny Garcia When He Takes On Spence Jr. On December 5
Two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia should be at his 100 percent best when he faces unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. in the ring on December 5. Anything less than 100 percent, it would be better for him to never be in the ring facing Spence Jr. in the first place.
He was billed by bettors as a 3-1 underdog. Obviously, no one expects him to win in this fight and that is why he has to be in his 100 percent best at the time of the fight. It’s all or nothing, so to speak.
But being labeled the underdog is what motivates him to win. And he said it during a recent interview: “I’ve been the underdog my entire career. When I’m not the underdog, I don’t feel good. I am right where I want to be right now. I am in my comfort zone.”
Garcia, a native of Philadelphia, has not been clearly beaten in his career. However, his setbacks against Shawn Porter and Kieth Thurman proved to be hotly contested matters. How he would fare against Spence Jr. remains to be seen, although boxing analysts had already made their fight predictions.
Garcia is a good technician and he does better when he trades with someone who loves to exchange it with him. He also had a lethal weapon in his arsenal, and that’s his left hook. But Garcia’s weakness is that he seems to be underperforming against a stick-and-move style opponent. A prime Spence Jr. can capitalize on that flaw with his left-handed stance, busy jab, and keeping his distance out of harm’s way.