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Danny Garcia warns Errol Spence Jr not to push too hard for a highlight reel performance

Garcia says Spence trying to put a beating on him might earn Spence a beating himself.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

In this interview with Fight Hub TV, Danny Garcia fields some questions on his preparation for Saturday’s title fight against Errol Spence Jr and what he’s tailored in his camp to get over the hump in this fight. Check out some excerpts below...

Garcia on bringing in a new S&C coach for his past two camps:

“We definitely got faster, stronger. My body’s just been looking really good. You know, I’m not as stiff as I used to be. I feel like my old conditioning coach, he was making me look good but it was making me stiff. And [Coach] G just works on different things, just keep me loose, keep me strong, and keep me motivated.

“If you look at my last two fights, I was more active, my oxygen was good, my stamina was good — everything was good — so I just felt like it was working great. Like physically I felt good, you know, I felt like fresh.

“[In the past] I felt a little sluggish, like I wasn’t fresh. I feel a lot more fresh now.”

On his father predicting a seventh round knockout win:

“You know, we just feel like we can find openings. Just find openings and hit him hard, test his chin.”

How to Watch Spence vs Garcia

Date: Saturday, Dec. 5 | Start Time: 9:00 pm ET
Location: AT&T Stadium - Arlington, TX
Stream: FOX Sports PPV | TV: PPV (US) / Premier Sports (UK)
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On what he feels he needs to do differently in this fight that he didn’t do in his close title loses:

“You know, I just feel I gotta be myself. I not gonna go in there and beat myself up and say ‘you gotta do this, you gotta do that.’ I just gotta go in there and be Danny Garcia — do my thing and have fun, fight hard.”

On if he thinks Spence will be the same post-accident:

“I don’t know. He could be worse, he could be better. I don’t know, so I just gotta go in there and find out.”

On Spence saying he wants to make a statement by putting a beating on Garcia like he’s never received before:

“Just don’t try too hard (laughs). You might get the worst beating of your life.”

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