Former two division champions Danny Garcia has embraced the underdog status ahead of his fight with IBF/WBC Welterweight champion Errol Spence, which takes place on December 5th at the AT&T Stadium, Live on FOX Sports Pay-Per-View.
Garcia, who showcased a well chiseled physique while still having two weeks left for his preparations ahead of the fight against the unbeaten 147 pound unified titlist Spence Jr. (26-0, 21KOs). He disagrees with the notion that this is the biggest fight of his career and admits he feels very young again.
“I’m feeling good,” Garcia (36-2, 21KOs) told Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) host Ray Flores during a virtual media workout held Monday in his Philly gym. “My body is looking like I’m 21 again. Like I’m going through puberty.
“I’m training hard so I can eat. No turkey because that makes me sleepy. Maybe some chicken, though.”
Garcia, 32 has remained a vital part of the stacked welterweight division and at the top of that lost is Spence, who will be defending his Unified status for the first time and his fourth time defending atleast one of the major welterweight titles in his possession.
Garcia will heading into the fight with hopes of getting back a world title strap since losing via a narrow decision to Keith Thurman in their unification clash back in 2017, which marked his first professional career defeat. He has since gone 3 – 1 since that loss. The loss in his last four fight came while fighting Shawn Porter for the Vacant WBC title in September 2018.
Garcia will be out to change his stats in welterweight, having gone 1-2 in 147 pound title fights, not quite reflecting his 7-0 record at Junior welterweight title fights. He will be testing his luck against one of the best pound for pound boxers in the world when he shares the ring with Spence.
“When I’m not the underdog, I don’t feel right,” insists Garcia. “I’m right where I want to be… this is definitely the energy I like. It’s the chip I like to have on my shoulder. It’s like I’m proving myself all over again.