LaceUpBoxing is reporting that a reliable source has told them Danny Garcia has been offered a September fight with pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather. The report also states that Garcia turned down the May date that ultimately went to Argentina’s Marcos Maidana. The report claims that if Garcia accepts, Marcos Maidana will face Keith Thurman in the co-main event, even though Mayweather’s team is leaning toward a Maidana rematch, rather than to face Garcia.
Garcia, 26, is the unified junior welterweight champion and has been a rumored opponent for Mayweather since Garcia knocked out Amir Khan back in 2012. Garcia’s stock soared last year when he upset Argentine power puncher, Lucas Matthysse, on the Mayweather-Canelo undercard. In March, Garcia went to Puerto Rico to defend his junior welterweight titles against Mauricio Herrera. Many feel that Herrera was robbed of victory in a close fight.
Should Garcia accept the fight, Showtime will be amping up their advertising presence given the lukewarm pay-per-view buys from the Mayweather-Maidana card.
Garcia is an interesting opponent. His style is a bit difficult to pin down. At the end of his fights I’m always left wondering how he won so many rounds. Garcia would represent a different type of challenge for Mayweather. He’s young, undefeated, and won’t come in 20 pounds heavier on fight night. Garcia is the lineal junior welterweight champion and while he’s not particularly quick, his timing is impeccable. Should he accept, the build-up to the fight will be an all-time classic. Garcia’s father, who does his talking, is one of the best trash talkers in the sport.