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Crawford On Danny Garcia Matchup: My Style And His Are Good For Each Other

Terence Crawford is willing to face any welterweight in the world, though the feeling isn’t quite as mutual with his divisional peers.

While he hasn’t given up on his desire to face fellow divisional superstars and title claimants Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39KOs) and Errol Spence (26-0, 21KOs), there remains one boxer in the division with whom he has actual in-ring history—former two-division titlist Danny Garcia.

Of the fights he’s been offered versus the ones that he continues to pursue, a showdown with the former two-division titlist is one he would welcome with open arms.

“Danny Garcia is a great fighter,” Crawford (36-0, 27KOs) insisted during a recent video interview with ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe. “I’ve been telling a lot of people about Danny Garcia ever since they’ve been saying that he’s cherry picking. I know he’s not.

“Me and Danny actually fought twice. I know what strengths he presents. He can box, he can bang. He’s strong, he can take a punch. He’s always in shape. When you fight Danny, you always have to be on your A-game. If you’re up on points, he’s going to bring it and you have to be ready for it.”


Crawford faced the Philadelphia born-and-bred boxer twice in the amateurs, both coming in separate tournaments in 2006. Garcia claimed a 21-20 win over the Omaha, Nebraska native in the semifinal round of the 2006 U.S. National Championships, with Garcia going on to take top honors in the 132-pound bracket. Crawford would avenge the defeat later in the year, claiming a one-point win over Garcia in the Gold medal round of the U.S. Blue & Gold National Championships.  

Both have enjoyed immense success in the pro ranks. Garcia (36-2, 21KOs) served as lineal champion at 140 pounds and enjoyed a 14-month welterweight title reign. Crawford has won lineal championships at lightweight and junior welterweight, hoping to accomplish as much at welterweight where he has currently held an alphabet title since June 2018.

In order to achieve that status, he will have to get Pacquiao and Spence in the ring, or at least the winner between the two should they first meet and unify the three belts between them. Naturally, Crawford would prefer to cut to the chase, but isn’t opposed to facing someone like Garcia in order to get there.

“I just feel like my style and his style are good for each other,” Crawford believes. “You have two counter punchers, two strong fighters, a little bit of history behind it. We’re both 1-1. Anything Danny can do, I can do as well.

“What I think separates us is my boxing IQ, me being able to switch up and being able to box and my speed.”

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Brettcappe on 05-16-2020

They are both 32 years of age and this fight would be interesting. The winner would make for a great Spence matchup.

Comment by redrick on 05-16-2020

he should have thought of that before he resiged with Bob Aurm he should buy out his contrack mayweather delhoya cotto well cotto didnt buyout his he just didnt resign with Bob all the fighters got away from top rank…

Comment by Mister Wolf on 05-15-2020

[QUOTE=joeysoamazing;20564417]That Danny Garcia is not legitimate opponent for Terrence Crawford. Guess Crawford himself disagrees with that assestment.[/QUOTE] Crawford just doesn't like Danny and wants to **** him up.

Comment by IBOX4LIFE on 05-15-2020

[QUOTE=ptek;20564425]last time i checked Danny Garcia is ranked no:1 by the WBO so if the Errol Spencer Jr fight isn't happening next for Danny Garcia because Errol Spence Jr wants a tune up after his recent crash ?, he should…

Comment by HewJohnson on 05-15-2020

[QUOTE=Jab jab boom;20563399]I think this would be an entertaining fight. Crawford would win by decision but probably have to face more adversity than we've seen him have so far in his career.[/QUOTE] I agree. I think Danny always provides pretty…

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