Danny Garcia believes he already dons a dossier that’s worthy of etching his name in boxing immortality in Canastota, New York.
“I definitely feel that I am a Hall of Famer fighter — right now — if you look at the last decade, and what I’ve accomplished,” Garcia told BoxingScene.com in an interview. “I’ve been headlining world title fights since 2012. I fought 13 former world champions. I won three titles in two different divisions. You can’t really ask for more from a fighter.”
The 31-year-old Garcia (35-2, 21 KOs) will next fight Ivan Redkach (23-4-1, 18 KOs) on Jan. 25 on Showtime at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Redkach isn’t the opponent who will further stamp Garcia’s resume as an all-time great, but the Ukrainian boxer will be a necessary hurdle in order for Garcia to next fight the likes of PBC stablemates Manny Pacquiao, Errol Spence Jr. and Keith Thurman.
Garcia listed the aforementioned foes as fighters he’d next like to face in his pay-per-view debut, a task he feels is long overdue.
Garcia, a Puerto Rican who fights out of Philadelphia, has been a boxing mainstay and a popular draw over the last decade at locales like the Barclays Center and being a hit with TV ratings.
Garcia sports wins over Erik Morales (twice), Amir Khan, Zab Judah, Lucas Matthysse, Lamont Peterson, Paul Malignaggi, Robert Guerrero and Brandon Rios.
His only two career losses have come to Shawn Porter in 2018 and Thurman in 2017.
A potential fight and win over the Pacquiao, Spence Jr., Thurman or Porter will further help make Garcia’s Hall of Fame case.
Manouk Akopyan is a sports journalist and member of the Boxing Writers Assn. of America since 2011. He has written for the likes of the LA Times, Guardian, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Men’s Health and NFL.com and currently does TV commentary for combat sports programming that airs on Fox Sports and hosts his own radio show in Los Angeles. He can be reached on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube at @ManoukAkopyan or via email at [email protected].