After successfully defending his WBC and WBA light-welterweight titles against Maurico Herrera at the weekend, Danny Garcia is considering the move up to welterweight.
Winning by majority decision in Puerto Rico, Garcia believes the move could make him a better fighter.
“I think going up to 147 will rejuvenate my career and bring me back better,” Garcia said at the post fight press conference.
Many believed Herrera won the bout including commentators ringside who had the challenger ahead after 12 rounds.
“I’ll be faster, stronger and smarter at 147. There will be less wear and tear on my body…It feels good to be Puerto Rican and beat a Mexican.”
Angel Garcia, trainer of Danny, admitted his fighter wasn't at his best and that itself casts doubts over the decision of the judges.
“He [Danny] wasn’t there for me 100 percent tonight,” Angel said. “It was just one of those days.”
Seeing both fighter and trainer make excuses for the performance proves the fight could have gone to his Mexican opponent.
Herrera had a plan during the fight and executed it well landing his jab and firing combinations confusing Garcia.
Garcia looked lost during rounds and failed to execute any ideas his father (Angel) put across.
The 26-year-old battled on with Herrera, with the benefit of the doubt going to the champion (116-112, 116-112 & 114-114).
Garcia will take a break before returning late summer possibly against IBF champion Lamont Peterson.
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