‘Why Should We Consider Danny Garcia a Top Welterweight?’ – Terence Crawford Asks a Hard-Hitting Question

Published 12/04/2020, 5:09 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 09: Terence Crawford celebrates his victory after a TKO in the 9th round in the WBO welterweight title between Jeff Horn and Terence Crawford at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 9, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)


This Saturday, Errol Spence Jr will defend his WBC and IBF welterweight titles against Danny Garcia in a highly anticipated fight. The fans will have their eyes on the match as will the other welterweight contenders who would be keen on boxing either Spence Jr or Garcia in the future. The WBO welterweight champion, Terence Crawford, is one of them.

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‘Bud’ shed some light on this fight. In an interaction with fans, he said, “If you know boxing, why should we consider Danny Garcia a top welterweight in the division? Can somebody tell me that? That’s my point, I hate no one of them. I just want to hear from the people.”

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He added, “I am just speaking facts, because everybody slamming my record, coming at my throne saying this and that so I gotta give it back sometimes. Let’s be real, Danny ain’t beat nobody in the welterweight division. He beat Paulie (Malignaggi), Robert Guerrero, and everybody beat him if you ask me.”

“So, if Errol beats Danny, I say it’s gonna be a walk-in apart. Danny can fight his a** off, that’s why I consider him one of the top welterweights in the division. Not taking away his two close decision losses that he have. But, at the same time if we going by with the ‘media say’ he’s not a top welterweight… but he lost. Being honest, keeping it real, two shots that he had he lost.”

The ‘Bud’ said he doesn’t hate anyone and Danny is his ‘boy’. However, he feels that the media has hyped Garcia immensely, and he is palpably an unimportant contender in the welterweights.

Terence Crawford credits Errol Spence Jr

A year ago, Errol Spence Jr met with a horrifying car crash. Despite that, the undefeated boxer has recovered well and will return to the ring.

Crawford, being undefeated himself, was seen acknowledging Errol’s achievements. He felt that his upcoming bout with Garcia would be a ‘good’ one.

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FRISCO, TX – JUNE 16: Errol Spence Jr. knocks out Carlos Ocampo in the first round of a IBF Welterweight Championship bout at The Ford Center at The Star on June 16, 2018 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Without a doubt, Errol Spence Jr will enter this bout as a favorite. The southpaw possesses a 26-0 record and is considered one of the most terrifying talents to enter the ring.

A win would be a must for both the fighters to cement themselves as the finest welterweights at present. The champion will look to continue his undefeated reign by defending his titles; Garcia will look to rule the division by beating one of the best.

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What do you make of Crawford’s remarks on Danny Garcia?

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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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