Danny Garcia Confident Being the Underdog Ahead of Errol Spence Jr. Fight: ‘It’s the Chip I Like to Have on My Shoulder’

Published 12/01/2020, 8:20 AM EST


Former WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia doesn’t mind being the underdog for his upcoming challenge against Errol Spence Jr. on December 5.

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Despite boasting an alluring record of 36-2, ‘Swift’ claims himself to be an underdog his whole career. So, he seems comfortable with the tag before heading towards one of the biggest tests in his career.

Meanwhile, the unbeaten Errol Spence Jr. will return to the ring after a horrific car accident last year. That said, he will also have a tough test ahead. Since there are the WBO and IBF welterweight titles at stake, it will seemingly bring out more action from both the pugilists.

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Even though Errol Spence is relishing high on the odds, it still doesn’t write off Danny Garcia from the mix. ‘Swift’ has undergone a heavy training session and appears confident about introducing his best game inside the ring. So, it can be a tough-call for ‘The Truth’

Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) has recently intensified the tale by revealing insights to Garcia’s training camp and mind frame before the fight.

Danny Garcia seems ready for high-voltage action

In a new video of his training camp, Garcia has shed light on several things. One being his inevitable tag of the underdog which ‘Swift’ bills as his comfort zone. As per the former champion, he performs the best under the tag and envisions a similar thing happening this coming weekend.

Speaking about it, Garcia said, “It’s crazy because I have been an underdog my whole career. So when I am not the underdog, I don’t feel right. So, I am right here where I want to be right now.”

He added, “You know I say, I fight great all the time, but it’s definitely the energy (of being an underdog) I like. It’s the chip I like to have on my shoulder. It’s like I am proving myself all over again after so many world title fights and victories and big events and I have to prove myself again. That’s what keeps me going.”

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The 32-year-old also dreams to become a unified welterweight champion again and is confident about his hard work and overall training for the fight.

He continued, “We put a lot of hard work and you know its been a lot of emotion. A lot of hard work and dedication and we are just ready to go. This is a big fight so a storybook ending with this victory in unified titles again.”

That said, the upcoming fight is supposed to be an action-packed thriller. What do you think, will Garcia be able to beat Errol Spence Jr.?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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