Danny Garcia: I'd Like To End Rios in Under Eight or Six

Former two-division champion Danny Garcia (33-1, 19 KOs) is not looking to allow Brandon Rios (34-3-1, 25 KOs) the opportunity to hear the final bell.

Garcia is back in the ring on Saturday night, when he faces Rios  in a twelve round welterweight bout from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

 The Philadelphia boxer is aiming to redeem himself after suffering his first career defeat.

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Last March, Keith Thurman handed Garcia his first career defeat with a twelve round split decision at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. In the process, Thurman unified the WBC, WBA welterweight titles.

"I'm just hungry for this fight. At the end of the day I have the passion for boxing, and I love the competition. That's what motivates me and that's what has motivated me to get back in there and get back on top. It all starts on Saturday night," Garcia said.

Rios, who once held a world title at lightweight, has rejoined the stable of veteran trainer Robert Garcia and views Garcia as his ticket back to the big fights.

Garcia has same type of mindset for the contest, as he wants to send a message that his loss to Thurman was just a stumble in his pro run.

He wants to get Rios done at the midway point of the fight. He plans to check the durable chin of Rios in the very first round.

"I'm going to do a little bit of everything, it just depends how I feel. I'm gonna bang, I'm gonna box. I'm going to back him up. I'm going to do everything," Garcia said.

"I try to knock everyone out in the first round. I'll go and get that check. Twelve rounds or less. I'd like to get it done in under eight or six. But if not I'll go twelve rounds. I have a great team and I've been training hard.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dr.Cool on 02-15-2018

Hey, its boxing at least. Its better than no boxing.

Comment by mathed on 02-15-2018

I'd laugh my ass off if Rios caught Garcia and put him down.

Comment by lion33lit on 02-15-2018

Why is Rios doing this to himself? He looks smaller, drunk & vulnerable as hell......

Comment by AdonisCreed on 02-15-2018

I would like to see a upset but I don't think it's gonna happen Danny has more skills than Rios, KO in 7!!

Comment by factsarenice on 02-15-2018

They needed a guy that stands in close, in a straight line with very little head movement...they needed a perfect match for Danny's overhand, no look left hook. At just that moment Brandon Rios comes to mind....Eureka a tailor made…

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