Practically every fighter talks about taking on all comers, but seldom do they actually do. In the case of Danny Garcia, he’s built his career on the carcasses of several great pugilists.
From the likes of Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan to Errol Spence Jr. and Keith Thurman, if a name was presented to him, no matter how dangerous, chances are, Garcia accepted the challenge.
But while he’s proud of the names he’s ultimately faced, there is one fighter that Garcia (37-3, 21 KOs) wishes he shared the ring with in Terrence Crawford.
For several years, the two have had overlapping stints in the same division. Yet, for whatever reason, the pair have failed to get it on. With both fighters in their mid-30s and nearing the end of their careers, Garcia still believes that there’s a slither of a chance that they swap fists.
“I think it’s possible,” said Garcia to Fight Hub TV. “I think it’s possible. We do got history.”
As two highly-ranked amateurs, Garcia and Crawford fought on two separate occasions. The first time around, Garcia got the better of the pound-for-pound star. In the eventual rematch, Crawford made the proper adjustments before winning a decision.
In the pros, Garcia and Crawford have picked up numerous world titles in multiple weight classes. When last seen, Crawford (40-0, 31 KOs) took care of business against Errol Spence Jr., immediately crowning him as an undisputed champion. As for Garcia, he shook off the cobwebs following a near two-year layoff by picking up a win over Jose Benavidez Jr.
For the former two-division titlist, he’s hoping to face off against Erislandy Lara at 160 pounds next. Fighting the current WBA middleweight belt holder has a ton of implications attached to it.
For starters, becoming a three-division champion is salient to the Philly native. Also, the manner in which he picks up the victory is another key factor. If Garcia smoothly dismisses Lara in their supposed showdown, then he would have no problem with taking on Crawford or anyone else who fits the elite mold.
“I think it’s more on my end. I gotta go out there and look good in my next fight. I definitely got the name but when I’m fighting somebody I wanna win. I'm not just coming for a check. So I wanna make sure I’m ready for whatever. When I win this next fight then I’ll be ready for whoever.”