Danny Garcia is considering stepping up in weight to 154lbs.
The former WBC welterweight champion hasn’t fought since dropping to a unanimous decision defeat against 147lbs king Errol Spence in December 2020.
In an interview with SouthBox, Garcia revealed his plan to compete at light-middleweight moving forward and is hoping Keith Thurman will follow him up to 154lbs.
“Honestly, I would like to go up to 154,” Garcia said. “Me and [Keith] Thurman can fight at 154. My goal in boxing was to be a three-division world champion at 140, 147, and 154. I fought everyone at 147 and 140. I thought I beat [Shawn] Porter and Thurman. I did everything I was supposed to do at 147 even though I didn’t unify the division like I wanted to, but I still became a champion. The next chapter of my career is at 154. I’ll go up to 154, and I’m still a bigger name than all the dudes at 154. They need someone like me in that division to help them bring more light to it.”
“I’ll be more active at that weight; I’ll be strong and throw more punches,” Garcia promised. “I’ll be a lot sharper and stronger. Sometimes losing all of this weight doesn’t help you, it just drains you and stresses you out. As you get older, you have to move up in weight so you can feel more comfortable and stronger. Just like every other great in the history of boxing, they all did it.” (Transcribed by BoxingScene)
Garcia and Thurman previously fought in a unification fight back in 2017. The bout was super close, but it was ‘One Time’ who emerged victorious via split decision.
Thurman has been inactive since suffering his first career loss. The 32-year-old dropped to a decision defeat against boxing legend Manny Pacquiao in 2019.
Do you think Danny Garcia can become a champion at 154lbs?