Two-weight champion Danny Garcia believes WBC and IBF title-holder Errol Spence has never faced a puncher of his calibre ahead of their showdown at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on December 5.
After an extensive training camp with father coach Angel Garcia, the Philadelphian says he feels like a fighter reborn and is ready to wrest the 147bs titles from Spence’s grasp.
Garcia (36-2, 21 KOs) has mixed it with the likes of Amir Khan, Shawn Porter, Zab Judah, Keith Thurman, Erik Morales, Lucas Matthysse, Lamont Peterson, Robert Guerrero and Paulie Malignaggi in a blue chip 13-year pro career and feels he has another big win in his locker.
“It’s been a long and tremendous camp. We’ve put in a lot of hard work. My body looks and feels like I’m 21-years-old again,” said Garcia at this week’s virtual media workout from his hometown of Philadelphia.
“This is another chapter in my career. This is my chance to have a beautiful moment to add to what I’ve already accomplished. This is a big fight for me to get back to where I want to be in my career.
“I’ve been the underdog my whole career. I’m in my comfort zone being an underdog and it’s the energy I like to have. I just have to keep proving myself again and again. That’s what keeps me going. I’ve fought some wizards in the ring. Facing guys like Zab Judah and Erik Morales are experiences that I went to school off of. Everything I’ve learned in my career has led me to this fight.
“There’s no doubt I’m the hardest puncher Spence faced. I’m one of the hardest hitters in this sport. Almost anyone who steps in there against me is facing the biggest puncher they’ve seen.
“This is the fight I have to win. This fight is for my legacy. There’s only one goal and that’s to win on December 5.”
Spence-Garcia will be broadcast on FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View from 9pm ET/6pm PT on December 5 in the US.
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