Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez is positive top-rated welterweight fighter Errol Spence Jr. will thrash World Boxing Council welterweight champion Danny Garcia if the two ever meet in the ring. He advised Garcia to stay away from Spence at all cost.
The camps of Garcia and Spence have yet to negotiate on a possible fight, but things are already heading in that direction. Spence is scheduled to fight Italian pugilist Leonard Bundu in August for a chance to become the mandatory challenger to IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook.
If Spence continues his undefeated streak and defeat both Bundu and Brook, the next challenge for him is to try and become the undisputed welterweight champion of the world. He can only do so by beating Garcia and Jessie Vargas, considering they would still be the WBC and WBO titleholders by then.
In an interview with BoxingScene, Sanchez said Spence would be too much for Garcia. He predicted that The Truth would knockout Swift like how he stopped Chris Algieri in April.
During that fight, Spence did something even Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan weren’t able to do. On top of completely dominating the former WBO junior welterweight titleholder, Spence also sent Algieri to the floor three times culminating in lopsided fifth-round TKO win.
“It meant a lot to get the stoppage. I did something Manny Pacquiao couldn’t do, nor Amir Khan,” Spence told ESPN. “That shows where I’m at in the welterweight division. Everyone wanted to see what I could do against a proven fighter, and I blew him out of the water.”
Garcia currently has no fight scheduled on his calendar. There were rumors that he could be Floyd Mayweather’s 50th challenger if Money decides to come out of retirement. WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman also wants a shot at Garcia.
“You’re going to have to ask Danny what he wants to do, but I already said that I want to fight Danny Garcia. I want more than one belt, I want to fight undefeated champions,” Thurman said in an interview with On The Ropes Boxing Radio. “It’s an opportunity to unify two titles, so I just don’t see a reason why not to make a fight. I’m gonna keep asking for it.”