Former two division world champion Danny Garcia is not overlooking the upcoming clash with Ivan Redkach.
Garcia, a solid favorite in the fight, will face Redkach in a WBC welterweight title eliminator, as the headline bout of a Showtime tripleheader on January 25 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
“I know Ivan is coming to fight. We’ve followed each other’s careers. I know he’s hungry and he wants to show the fans that he belongs on this level. I’m excited to share the card with my Philadelphia brother Stephen Fulton, who I’ve known since he was a kid. Plus, Jarrett Hurd, who’s journey I’ve been watching. It’s been great and he’s going to show everyone that a loss doesn’t mean anything. Just like I have,” Garcia said.
Garcia wants a major title fight next.
He wants either IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence or WBA champion Manny Pacquiao.
Spence is currently recovering from injuries that were suffered during a car accident, while Pacquiao is busy with political duties but he aims to return in the first half of 2020.
And he views Redkach as a very good opponent to help prepare him for a potential clash with either champion.
“If the top welterweights want to fight me, I’ll be ready whenever. Redkach makes a lot of sense because he’s a southpaw and that would have me ready for Errol Spence Jr. or Manny Pacquiao,” Garcia said.
“We picked Redkach because he’s dangerous and we knew he’d be tough. I’m definitely not overlooking him. I’m training hard for this fight. For me, this is a big fight. If I overlook him, it could ruin everything. I want to show everyone I’m still one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world.
“Redkach has a big heart and he’s going to come forward. I think it’s going to be a really entertaining fight. I can’t overlook him.”