Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Danny Garcia Confident Ahead of Kendall Holt Bout

By Mike Coppinger

Junior welterweight prospect Danny Garcia will be taking by far the sternest test of his career, when he takes on power-punching Kendall Holt on Oct. 15, as part of the HBO PPV televised undercard to the Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson light heavyweight championship fight. And the Philadelphia native expects a great action fight.

“It’s going to be a good fight,” said the 23-year-old Garcia. “We both pack a lot of power. We’ve both got speed. It’s going to be whoever’s more in shape, whoever’s smarter.”

Garcia (21-0, 14 KOs) defeated Nate Campbell in April, a dominant performance in a 10-round victory. But he knows this fight will be that much more important, especially with it being his first HBO appearance.

“This means the world to me, this is what I’ve been training for my whole life,” said Garcia. “I’m happy I got the opportunity, it’s time to shine.”

Garcia, for one, thinks that Holt should be weary of his power, and not vice-versa.

“I’ve fought a lot of people with power, it takes more than power to beat me,” said Garcia. “Everybody has power, but you can’t hit what you can’t see. They don’t call me “Swift” for nothing. I’m going to make him think in there, he can throw big power shots, tire himself out, and then I’ll take him out. But if he underestimates my power, he might be the one looking at the lights.”

Mike Coppinger is a regular boxing freelancer for USA TODAY and Ring Magazine. He’s a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America, the Ring Ratings Advisory Panel and the Yahoo! Sports Boxing Panel. Follow him on Twitter: @MikeCoppinger.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by starsjuicebar on 08-22-2011

This fight is better than the main event.

Comment by Explosions on 08-22-2011

I will email him the Ellie Sechback video in about 5 minutes.. see what he has to say about that!!

Comment by mshap on 08-22-2011

Holt feeds off guys who come in against him overconfident and underestimating what Holt can do when he's on his game

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Jorge Linares, Terry Flanagan Trade Words - Call For Unification HBO Sports' Head on Formulating 'SuperFly 2' For Early 2018 Jack on Bivol, Vacating: I'm Not Ducking a Guy With 11 Fights! News: Vaughn Alexander, Christian Carto, Daniel Baiz, More Carl Frampton vs. Oscar Valdez Showdown is Targeted By Arum Tom Schwarz Injured, Withdraws From WBO Regional Defense AIBA's Wu Gets Upper Hand on Rivals With Latest Court Ruling Eddie Ramirez vs. Antonio DeMarco Added To Santa Cruz-Avalos Team Fury Want Parker Rematch or Lucas Browne Fight Next Sullivan Barrera Furious: I Should Be Fighting Bivol For WBA Title! Tony Harrison vs. Paul Valenzuela Set For Lara-Gausha Triple Joshua-Parker: Promoters Planning July Bout at Wembley Jezreel Corrales vs. Alberto Machado Announced For HBO, Oct. 21 Arum Wants Joseph Parker vs. Bryant Jennings Showdown Report: Bellew-Haye Rematch Set for December 10 at O2 Arena Dmitry Bivol vs. Trent Broadhurst in Monaco on Nov. 4, HBO Hearn on Jacobs' Options: Golovkin II, Canelo, Lemieux, Saunders Roy Jones: Andre Ward's Place in Boxing History is Near The Top Daniel Jacobs Confident: I See Myself Stopping Canelo! Photos: Jermell Charlo Grinds in Camp For Erickson Lubin Photos: Wlodarczyk Putting in Hard Work For Murat Gassiev Liam Smith: When Williams Feels He's Come Unstuck - He'll Quit! Joseph Parker's Coach: Anthony Joshua's Style is Perfect For Us! Sandor Martin Promises To Take Down Anthony Yigit Golovkin's Promoter: Mayweather Knew What GGG Does To Him Tommy Langford Vows To Bounce Back From First Career Defeat Mayweather, Klitschko, Ward, Jones Create 2022 HOF Debate Rigondeaux's Coach: Now Lomachenko Can Prove His True Worth! Beterbiev vs. Koelling: Vacant IBF Title Likely To Be at Stake Video: Jim Lampley Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Andre Ward, More Video: Roy Jones Jr. Discusses The Retirement of Andre Ward Linares: The Draw Was Best Decision For Canelo vs. Golovkin Joseph Parker May Defend in Japan, Against Kyotaro Fujimoto? Campbell Reveals His Father Passed in Lead-Up To Linares Bout Daniel Jacobs Clarifies Role of Al Haymon in Eddie Hearn Union Nico Hernandez, Tramaine Williams, Zhilei Zhang Get Big Wins Parker: I Can Bring Out The Weaknesses in Anthony Joshua! Jack Culcay To Make U.S. Debut on Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk Fury Camp Believe 'Dark Forces' Are Root Cause of Parker Scores Wilberth Lopez Shocks Jose Roman, Ends His Win Streak
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement