By: Sean Cross
Danny Garcia returns to the ring to confront Jose Benavidez Jr. soon after getting rid of to welterweight powerhouse Errol Spence a 12 months and a fifty percent in the past. The fight will be broadcast live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Centre, Garcia’s home arena, on Showtime, a not-so-distant Philadelphia item. Apart from this fight becoming Garcia’s comeback right after a significant time, Garcia is now headed to the junior middleweight division for the initially time in his job. That could be a problem for the 34-12 months-old.
As for Benavidez, Saturday’s struggle represents a second possibility. The gentleman hasn’t gained a fight because 2018. In reality, Benavidez has only fought as soon as immediately after being stopped by Terence Crawford in Oct of that calendar year. What’s far more, Benavidez’s return combat noticed him battle Francisco Torres last November. Make no slip-up about it, equally adult men want to gain tonight. The emphasis will be on former planet well-known Garcia. He is also four years youthful than his lauded opponent.
Nevertheless, Garcia has faced a who’s who of contemporary boxing exhibits above the previous ten years or so. Erik Morales. Paulie Malignaggi. Amir Khan Lucas Matisse. Zeb Judah. Robert Guerrero. Lamont Peterson. These may perhaps not be the names of the all-time greats, but they are astounding names. What’s more, Garcia’s only losses were being to Keith Thurman, Spence and Shawn Porter… and the Porter and Thurman fights have been quite shut. So you can find explanation to assume many to see Garcia wander out of the ring tonight as he adds a different earn to his 36-3 history. But if Benavidez pulls off the upset — and it is really not not possible to visualize — the Phoenix-based mostly fighter enhances his file to 28-1-1. Saturday’s battle is scheduled for 12 rounds.
Heavyweight Adam Kowanaki is on the night’s card, bringing his 20-2 record to a 10-round bout versus 16-1 Ali Eren Demirez. Junior welterweight Gary Anutane Russell, 15-, will also make a ring appearance when he can take on rugged 29-1-1 Rance Barthelemy in a struggle scheduled for 10 rounds. The comprehensive televised card commences tonight at 9 PM Eastern on Showtime.