“I Wasn’t a Hundred Percent Either” – Danny Garcia Reflects on His Loss to Errol Spence Jr.

Published 06/30/2021, 9:23 AM EDT
PHILADELPHIA, PA – FEBRUARY 15: Danny Garcia (R) spars with Angel Garcia, Danny’s father, during a media workout at DSG Boxing Gym on February 15, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Danny Garcia, undefeated welterweight world champion, faces Keith Thurman in a title showdown at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on March 4. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)


In December 2020, Danny Garcia went toe to toe against the prime face of welterweights, Errol Spence Jr. This fight amassed wide fame and attention and the surrounding buzz was real. Garcia walked in as an underdog, but he had a sea of the audience rooting for him to win the fight. However, as many expected, he ended losing that contest after a hard-fought 12-round bout.

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Recently, Garcia interacted with FightHype and he opened up on his disheartening loss to ‘The Truth’.

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He said, “I wasn’t a hundred percent either. Anybody knows Danny Garcia knows we’re not 100. You know I had some injuries going in that fight but I don’t make no excuses and mentally I just wasn’t into it,”

Towards the end of 2019, Spence Jr. met with a horrific car accident and he stayed out of the game for almost a year. But as he gained back his momentum, he got lined up to face the noteworthy opponent in Danny Garcia.

Many felt that ‘The Truth’, a favorite in this bout, won’t really give his best as he just came out after a bunch of injuries. But to everyone’s surprise, Spence Jr. fared exuberantly well against Garcia. The contest between the two went for the full 12-rounds, and the undefeated boxer fetched a unanimous decision victory on the scorecard.

That said, in his above interview, ‘Swift’ cleared that he went through some injuries too and that’s why he couldn’t fare his best in that epic encounter.

Errol Spence Jr. – A true lionheart

Errol Spence Jr. went through the toughest of times after his car crash. In fact, there was a concern raised among his fans as to whether he’d ever be able to fight again professionally.

LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 12: Boxer Errol Spence Jr. poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Spence will meet Javier Castro in a junior middleweight bout on December 13 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)

But, he, fortunately, got well and slowly began to return to form. Meanwhile, he even began his boxing workouts, to get a hang of the sport again.

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With that, he showcased all of his skill sets in his comeback fight against Danny Garcia. And consequently, he vanquished all of his naysayers with his performance.

How much stock do you put into Danny Garcia’s comments? Let us know below.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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