By Edward Chaykovsky
Danny "Swift" Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs) is looking to pick up where he left off in 2015, when he faces former world champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (33-3-1, 18 KOs) in a twelve round welterweight showdown on Saturday, January 23 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Garcia and Guerrero will headline the televised action on the inaugural Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FOX.
The fight will be Garcia's second in the welterweight division. He moved up earlier this year and stopped Paulie Malignaggi.
He feels a lot stronger at the weight after squeezing down to junior welterweight for several years.
There are a lot of big fighters at the weight, like Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman and Kell Brook. Garcia says he is willing to fight any of them.
"I feel a lot stronger at 147-pounds. The world hasn't seen the best of Danny Garcia yet, but they'll see a fresher, faster, stronger and smarter fighter," Garcia said. "I'm looking to fight anybody at 147. I believe I will be a champion in this new weight class. This is another step for me towards taking over the welterweight division."
Not everyone is happy with the selection of Guerrero. Some believe Guerrero might be past his prime after struggling in some of his recent fights and having a lot of trouble with Aron Martinez earlier this year.
"There are always going to be critics. It's not a source of motivation. My motivation is to go out there, train hard and win the fight. I want to make my family proud and be the best person I can be," Garcia said.