Looking to rebound following a loss against Keith Thurman last March, former 140- and 147-pound world champion Danny Garcia returns to the ring on Saturday night to take on Brandon Rios.
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Garcia’s last bout resulted in the first defeat of his career, though it’s not as if he was thoroughly out-classed. His 12-round battle against Keith Thurman was really close, as Garcia was ahead on one judge’s card but was ultimately dealt a split-decision loss.
Still, Garcia remains near the top of the welterweight class, and he’s a significant favorite against Rios, who is just 3-3 in his last six fights. But he’s still not overlooking his opponent.
“That’s not my mindset. I never have my mindset like it’s gonna be an easy fight,” Garcia said. “My mindset is I’m fighting the best Brandon Rios because I don’t ever wanna cheat myself. I wanna come in here, put 100 percent in the gym, work hard, run everyday, train hard, and that’s what brings the best out of Danny Garcia. I can’t really go off what other people say. I don’t pay attention to none of that. I know he’s training hard, you know [it’s an opportunity of a lifetime] for him. So I just gotta stay focused, I gotta — I’m locked in.”
While Garcis vs Rios is the main event on Saturday night, the undercard has a couple of really compelling fights. Yordenis Ugas takes on Ray Robinson with the winner potentially getting a shot at Errol Spence Jr., while the real headliner could very well be David Benavidez and Ronald Gavril clashing in a rematch of what was a Fight of the Year candidate in 2017.