By: Hans Themistode
Bernard Hopkins can’t assist however gush over the skillset of Danny Garcia. The newly inducted Corridor of Famer has sat again and watched for years as his fellow Philadelphian has gone on to select up large wins and seize quite a few world titles.
Whereas Garcia stays one of many prime names within the welterweight division, as of late, he’s fallen brief in a few of his largest outings. Lately, Garcia tried to finish the title reign of present unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. The 2 clashed close to Spence Jr.’s hometown in Arlington Texas, on the AT&T Stadium.
Though Garcia appeared assured, he fell woefully brief, dropping their contest by way of unanimous choice. Since then, the now 33-year-old has contemplated a transfer up in weight. Within the opinion of Hopkins, there must be nothing for Garcia to consider. Merely put, making the transfer to 154 kilos must be a no brainer.
“I imagine he grew out of that weight actually a 12 months, 12 months and a half in the past,” stated Hopkins throughout an interview on Million Dollaz Value of Sport. “However he received down there as a result of he’s disciplined and decided. I believe 154 is gonna be a blessing for him. He can eat now, he can eat. His physique ain’t in a bottle anymore.”
All through Garcia’s profession, he’s but to battle with making weight. Nonetheless, he has famous on a number of events that making 147 kilos has grow to be increasingly more arduous. With the previous two-division titlist now leaning in the direction of transferring on from the welterweight division, his plans are to take issues gradual.
“I wish to get my ft moist first,” stated Garcia throughout a latest interview. “I wish to battle anyone at 154 and get my ft moist.”
Garcia’s gradual initiation course of into his new weight class although, is one thing that Hopkins believes is pointless. The truth is, not solely is Hopkins towards Garcia having a number of feel-out fights at 154 kilos, he would like to see him compete for a world title in his first battle seven kilos north.
“I wish to see Danny Garcia get a shot at a special weight class towards the champion in that division,” stated Hopkins, as he refers to Garcia dealing with off towards Brian Castano. “Not a tune-up, I wish to see him go proper to that division and get a champ.”
Argentina’s Castano was final seen within the ring earlier this 12 months on July seventeenth, towards unified champion Jermell Charlo. Though the consensus surrounding their showdown was that Castano did greater than sufficient to earn the victory, Castano was compelled to accept a break up choice draw.
Even with many in boxing circles believing that Castano is the person to beat within the division, Hopkins doesn’t need Garcia to eschew from that type of battle.
“I wish to see him battle that kind of battle instantly. Go proper to the dance, proper to it. I imagine he’ll achieve success at that weight class.”