Danny Garcia believes he will get back to winning ways inside the distance.
The former two-division world champion returns to the ring on Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Garcia, who was last in action against Errol Spence Jr., moves up to 154 pounds to meet Jose Benavidez Jr.
And ‘Swift’ has predicted an early night in what will be his 40th fight. He feels confident that he’s got the firepower to stop former welterweight world title challenger Benavidez Jr, who was stopped in a challenge for Terence Crawford’s welterweight WBO crown back in 2018 and has only boxed once since.
Benavidez Jr. thinks Garcia is too small for the super-welterweight division, but the man himself thinks the fight will go just past the halfway stage before proceedings end.
Garcia said, whilst at a media scrum during fight week, that he won’t be fazed by the fact that his last outing was December 2020 and would be looking for the KO:
“He’s going to see how big I am on Saturday.
“We want to knock him out, but we’re ready for 12.
“I want to knock him out in the seventh round because I know he’s going to be in front of me.”
The management team of Garcia picked, in Benavidez Jr., an inactive 147-pounder for his debut at 154lbs – a division which is dominated by undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO champion Jermell Charlo.
Garica is looking to make an impression at the weight:
“I’m going to go in there and make a statement. Everybody comes out and has a great night for the Danny Garcia show.”