clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Danny Garcia after Spence loss: I’ll never stop trying to be great

New, comments

A third high-level loss at 147 won’t stop Danny Garcia from trying again.

Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

Danny Garcia fell to 0-3 in top-level fights at 147 pounds this past Saturday, dropping a decision to WBC and IBF titlist Errol Spence Jr in Texas.

But the 32-year-old Garcia says that won’t be the last we hear of him — which was never in the cards, really, but just saying — and that he won’t stop going for greatness.

“I’m still that dude and I’ll never stop trying to be great,” Garcia wrote on Instagram. “All of the greats have loses. A legend is fighting the best win, lose, or draw. I take my wins like my losses and continue to grow from all my life experiences in and out the ring. The journey continues. What don’t kill me makes me stronger.”

Garcia (36-3, 21 KO) has won titles at 140 and 147, and has said recently that he does have a goal of going to 154 pounds and chasing another one. That won’t really be much easier than it’s been in losses to Spence, Shawn Porter, and Keith Thurman, though, as 154 has a lot of good fighters, and all of them are naturally bigger than Danny.

But he’s got the sort of mindset we all like to see from fighters, willing to go into the big fights and risk it against the top names. Defeat hasn’t defeated Danny Garcia, and you can expect him to come again in another tough one sooner or later.