By Mark Elezaj
Danny Garcia, who has held multiple world titles in two different weight classes, has made it clear that he will be fighting again in the fall and wants to face either unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. or eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
“I’m coming back in September. I’ll be back in the ring in September,” Garcia said on his Instagram page.
“The next fight will be in the fall. I’m fighting in the fall. We don’t know yet. It’s either Pacman or Spence. We’re ready for whatever, bro.
“They say they robbed me in two fights. They know what’s up. I don’t have to say too much. Listen, they won the battle, but we won the war. We’re in this long term.”
Garcia, who was a guest on “The Ak & Barak Show,” which streams on SiriusXM and DAZN, spoke on the possibility of the fights happening.
“It can be done,” Garcia said regarding a fight with Spence next. “I was told either him or Manny Pacquiao. I know I said September on (Instagram Live), but it should be in the fall. I don’t wanna say. I don’t wanna give false information, like September. But it may be in the fall. Either him or Manny Pacquiao. So, that’s what I was told.
“You know, it doesn’t matter to me at this point. Both of them are champions. Spence would be better because I would win two titles and I would become a five-time world champion. But even beating a legend in Manny Pacquiao would be, that’ll be a great thing for my legacy. So, it doesn’t matter to me at this point.”
Garcia was set to face Spence for his IBF and WBC welterweight titles on January 25.
The fight was canceled after Spence was involved in a car accident on October 10th in downtown Dallas.
Spence, who was a guest on Showtime’s “All The Smoke” podcast, said he has recovered from his injuries and has returned to training although he hasn’t been cleared to spar until he has three temporary dental posts replaced with permanent teeth, and will be back in the ring in the fall.
“I was supposed to fight Spence in January,” Garcia said.
“Remember, January 25th I was supposed to fight him. The fight was done, and I’m glad I did fight in January because if I didn’t fight in January, I would’ve been out the ring for a long time because no one knew about COVID-19. I’m glad I pushed for a fight and I’m glad I got a fight because I would’ve been out the ring for a long time.
“I just feel like everything happens for a reason,” Garcia said.
“You know, I got the southpaw and now, whoever’s next, Manny or Spence, most likely, it may be looking more like Spence. But if Manny says yes, then it’s Manny.”
A Pacquiao vs. Garcia or Spence vs. Garcia fight in the fall is definitely a strong possibility because they are all signed to Premier Boxing Champions.
Pacquiao, who last fought on July 20th, defeated previously unbeaten Keith Thurman by split decision to win the WBA welterweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
~ The Fighting Voice ~