Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Danny Garcia: If Spence Ain't Better, Don’t Get In The Ring; Don’t Want No Excuses

Terence Crawford admitted recently that he wouldn’t want to be Errol Spence Jr.’s first opponent after Spence’s car accident because he wouldn’t get the proper credit for beating Spence.

Danny Garcia doesn’t share those concerns with Crawford, the unbeaten WBO welterweight champion. The former two-division champion is more than willing to face Spence this fall.

Garcia just doesn’t want Spence or anyone else to use his car accident as an excuse when Garcia upsets Spence in their fight for Spence’s IBF and WBC welterweight titles. Al Haymon hasn’t told the 32-year-old Garcia that he’ll definitely fight Spence next, but the Philadelphia native expects Spence or Manny Pacquiao to be his next opponent.


Garcia (36-2, 21 KOs) was blunt when asked during a recent appearance on “The Ak And Barak Show” if he is concerned that he wouldn’t get credit for defeating Spence (26-0, 21 KOs).

“Not at all because if you ain’t a hundred percent, don’t get in the ring,” Garcia said on a show that streams daily on DAZN and SiriusXM. “If you ain’t ready, don’t get in the ring. You know? That’s just that simple. You know, I know they say Manny’s older now, but he’s coming off a big win. So, if he’s old, don’t get in the ring. If Spence ain’t better, don’t get in the ring cuz I don’t wanna hear no excuses. I never made no excuses.”

The Philippines’ Pacquiao is 41, but the iconic southpaw beat Keith Thurman (29-1, 22 KOs, 1 NC) by split decision in his last fight. Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) won the WBA welterweight title from Thurman in that July 20 bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Spence suffered cuts to his face and lost teeth during a one-car accident October 10 in downtown Dallas. The Dallas Police Department charged Spence with driving while intoxicated as a result of that scary crash.

The 30-year-old Spence since has recovered and resumed training. The DeSoto, Texas, native divulged last month during an interview on Showtime’s “All The Smoke” podcast that he wouldn’t be cleared to spar until three posts in his mouth were replaced with permanent teeth.

Regardless, Garcia is hopeful that a FOX Sports Pay-Per-View fight that was supposed to take place January 25 happens sometime in the fall.

“You know, I seen things in the Mikey Garcia fight, even though he won that fight,” Danny Garcia said of Spence’s victory in March 2019. “You know, he won by a big score, but I saw things in that fight that, you know, I’m bigger than Mikey, I’m stronger than Mikey and Mikey did some good things in that fight. He just was beat by the bigger, better man. You know what I mean?

“And then the [Shawn] Porter fight, you know, I saw he was getting hit a lot. You know, when I fought Porter, it wasn’t even a hard fight to me like that. You know what I mean? It was just he just threw more and that’s why he won, basically. But I seen him get hit a lot in that fight and I seen a lot of mistakes, where I feel like, you know, I could take this guy. I’m a hundred-percent confident I could take him.”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by SteveM on 05-28-2020

[QUOTE=theface07;20581987]That's a complete lie. Where did you hear he was knocked unconscious? [B]His mugshot was taken by the Dallas County cops shortly after the crash.[/B] Check it out. He had minor injuries. I've seen people with worse facial damage from…

Comment by IceTrayDaGang on 05-28-2020

sounds like danny is making excuses to not fight spence lol.

Comment by theface07 on 05-28-2020

[QUOTE=SteveM;20582860]They don't test everything in an official medical report. It's likely he'll have sustained at least some minor damage or mis-alignments. Things that will prevent him being 100% for a short period of time in best case and for life…

Comment by SteveM on 05-28-2020

[QUOTE=theface07;20581979]You do realize that he only suffered minor injuries and with the covid-19 layoff, he has more time to recover and make sure everything is ok before fighting again. I don't know how assuming Spence will never be the same…

Comment by Roadblock on 05-28-2020

[QUOTE=BM dnobagaV;20579017]If Danny Garcia was so trash, why did he give Thurman and Porter such hard fights?[/QUOTE] They not exactly legendary names, this is the better guys of this generation trying to get there. Dannys not trash he is a…

Top Headlines
Mayweather Unsure If He'll Work Gervonta Davis' Corner For Santa Cruz Fight Devin Haney: I Thought Teofimo Won, But A Lot Was On What Loma Didn't Do Lipinets-Clayton Ends in Draw, IBF Interim-Title Remains Vacant Subriel Matias Breaks Down, Stops Malik Hawkins Xavier Martinez Overcomes Near Disaster To Decision Marrero Carlos Cuadras Felt That He Proved His Level in Estrada Rematch Ryan Garcia: Gervonta Davis is My Loma Fight, I Want Him & Lopez in 2021! Canelo's Coach Reacts To Facing Spence, Likes Charlo For 2021 Sergey Lipinets, Custio Clayton Battle To Twelve Round Majority Draw Sergey Lipinets vs. Custio Clayton - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Xavier Martinez Dropped Twice, Recovers To Decision Claudio Marrero Xavier Martinez vs. Claudio Marrero - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Subriel Matias Breaks Down, Drops, Stops Malik Hawkins Malik Hawkins vs. Subriel Matias - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Custio Clayton: Fight Against Lipinets Will Show That I Belong With The Elite Claudio Marrero: Xavier Martinez Is Just Another Fighter In The Way Lipinets: This Is The Route I Had To Take, Top Welterweights Won't Fight Me Unless Forced Hawkins: When You Fight Back Against Matias, He’s A B-Class, C-Class Fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov: You Have To Take Risks Like Tyson Fury To Become A Legend Vitali Klitschko Tests Positive For COVID-19 Dave Allen vs. Christopher Lovejoy Set For Usyk-Chisora Card Wallin Wants Deontay Wilder If Fury Rematch Doesn't Materialize Matias: I Spent My Time Preparing For Sharks, Wound Up Getting Caught By A Lizard Lipinets: Doesn't Matter Who We Fight, Stayed Ready For Any Scenario Xavier Martinez: I Sparred With Villa, Tank For This Fight, Don't See Marrero Being Better Than Them Daily Bread Mailbag: Teofimo Lopez's Win Over Loma, Canelo, More Juan Francisco Estrada Takes Out Carlos Cuadras in a War Teofimo Lopez: Just Being In Top 10 P4P Fine With Me; Still Got A Lot More To Do Chocolatito Powers Past Israel Gonzalez, Eyes Estrada Next Julio Cesar Martinez Demolishes Calleros in Two Rounds Ryan Garcia: I'll Put The Final Nail in The Coffin of Campbell's Career! Lee Selby: Teofimo Lopez Shot is Within Touching Distance Canelo Lawsuit: Contracts And Statement Of Arbitration Ordered By Court Lomachenko: Lopez's Size, Reach Made It Difficult To Get To Him - Wants Rematch Belmar Preciado Folds Rodolfo Hernandez In 19 Seconds Estrada Gets Off The Floor, Drops Cuadras Twice and Stops Him in Eleventh Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Carlos Cuadras - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Chocolatito Decisions a Game Israel Gonzalez To Retain WBA Title Roman Gonzalez vs. Israel Gonzalez - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Julio Cesar Martinez Destroys Moises Calleros in Two
Latest Forum Threads