Danny Garcia

Danny Garcia

“Swift”

RECORD

34 - 2 - 0

KOs

20

Weight 147 lbs (66.82 kg)

Age 30

Home Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

Complete Stats

Armed with one of boxing’s best left hooks, former two-division champion Danny Garcia is on a mission to reclaim his 147-pound world title. Read Bio

Last Fight

Last Fight

loss vs Shawn Porter

Sep 08, 2018 / Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Danny Garcia lost by UD to Shawn Porter in a battle for the vacant WBC welterweight title.

Latest News

Danny Garcia News
PBC Boxing Video
Sep 12, 2018 / Shawn Porter, Errol Spence Jr., Keith Thurman, Mikey Garcia, Danny Garcia, Yordenis Ugas, Jamal James, Andre Berto, Adrien Broner, Luis Collazo

Bounty of matchups await PBC welterweights

Champions Shawn Porter, Errol Spence Jr. and Keith Thurman, former titleholders Andre Berto, Adrien Broner, Luis Collazo and Danny Garcia, top 147-pound contenders Jamal James and Yordenis Ugas and unified lightweight champion Mikey Garcia all discuss their eagerness to face one another for welterweight glory.

PBC Boxing Video
Sep 10, 2018 / Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia

Shawn Porter elevates status in 147-pound division

WBC welterweight champion ready to take on all-comers, but says he wants IBF titleholder Errol Spence Jr. next.

PBC Boxing Video
Sep 8, 2018 / Garcia vs Porter, Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia, Yordenis Ugas, Adam Kownacki, Charles Martin

Shawn Porter defeats Danny Garcia to claim WBC title

Adam Kownacki stays unbeaten with UD win over Charles Martin and Yordenis Ugas defeats Cesar Barrionuevo in WBC welterweight title eliminator

Fights

Danny Garcia Fights

Loss vs Shawn Porter 29-2-1

Sep 08, 2018 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Danny GarciaDD LOSES to Shawn PorterSS by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Brandon RIos

Feb 17, 2018 Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Neveda

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Brandon RIosBB by TKO in Round 8 of 12

LOSS vs Keith Thurman

Mar 04, 2017 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Keith ThurmanKK WINS against Danny GarciaDD by SD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Samuel Vargas

Nov 12, 2016 The Liacouras Center, Philadelphia

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Samuel VargasSS by TKO in Round 7 of 10

Jan 23, 2016 Staples Center, Los Angeles

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Robert GuerreroRR by UD in Round 12 of 12

Aug 01, 2015 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Paul MalignaggiPP by TKO in Round 9 of 12

Apr 11, 2015 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Lamont PetersonLL by MD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Rod Salka 19-3-0

Aug 09, 2014 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Rod SalkaRR by KO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Mauricio Herrera 20-3-0

Mar 15, 2014 Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Mauricio HerreraMM by MD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Lucas Matthysse 34-2-0

Sep 14, 2013 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Lucas MatthysseLL by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Lucas Martin Matthysse 34-2-0

Sep 14, 2013 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Lucas Martin MatthysseLL by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Zab Judah 42-7-0

Apr 27, 2013 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Zab JudahZZ by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Erik Morales 52-8-0

Oct 20, 2012 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Erik MoralesEE by KO in Round 4 of 12

Win vs Amir Khan 23-0-0

Jul 14, 2012 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Amir KhanAA by TKO in Round 4 of 12

Win vs Erik Morales 52-7-0

Mar 24, 2012 Reliant Arena, Houston, Texas, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Erik MoralesEE by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Kendall Holt 27-4-0

Oct 15, 2011 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Kendall HoltKK by SD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Nate Campbell 33-7-1

Apr 09, 2011 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Nate CampbellNN by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs John Figueroa 7-8-3

Feb 25, 2011 Four Points Sheraton Hotel, San Diego, California, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against John FigueroaJJ by TKO in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Mike Arnaoutis 22-6-2

Oct 08, 2010 South Philly Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Mike ArnaoutisMM by KO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Jorge Romero 17-2-0

Jul 30, 2010 Moon Palace Resort, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Jorge RomeroJJ by TKO in Round 9 of 10

Win vs Christopher Fernandez 18-9-1

May 07, 2010 South Philly Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Christopher FernandezCC by TKO in Round 7 of 10

Win vs Ashley Theophane 25-3-1

Feb 26, 2010 Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Ashley TheophaneAA by SD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Enrique Colin 28-6-2

Dec 02, 2009 Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Enrique ColinEE by KO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Oscar Leon 28-9-0

Aug 22, 2009 Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Oscar LeonOO by TKO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Pavel Miranda 18-3-0

Jun 12, 2009 HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Pavel MirandaPP by TKO in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Humberto Tapia 14-9-1

Apr 11, 2009 Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Humberto TapiaHH by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Cristian Favela 28-14-4

Feb 28, 2009 Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Cristian FavelaCC by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Luis Alfredo Lugo 10-5-1

Dec 06, 2008 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Luis Alfredo LugoLL by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Adan Hernandez 14-5-0

Nov 22, 2008 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Adan HernandezAA by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Deon Nash 5-5-0

Oct 18, 2008 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Deon NashDD by TKO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Tyrone Wiggins 9-22-0

Sep 13, 2008 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Tyrone WigginsTT by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Julio Gamboa 28-12-2

May 03, 2008 Home Depot Center, Carson, California, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Julio GamboaJJ by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Guadalupe Diaz 4-2-1

Apr 19, 2008 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Guadalupe DiazGG by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Charles Wade 4-4-0

Mar 15, 2008 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Charles WadeCC by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Marlo Cortez 2-3-1

Jan 11, 2008 Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Marlo CortezMM by KO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Jesus Villareal 1-2-1

Dec 08, 2007 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Jesus VillarealJJ by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Mike Denby 0-0-1

Nov 17, 2007 Borgata Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Danny GarciaDD WINS against Mike DenbyMM by KO in Round 1 of 4

Stats

Danny Garcia “Swift”

  • WINS 34
  • LOSSES 2
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 20

Weight 147 lbs (66.82 kg)

Height 5'" (1.74 m)

Reach 68½" (174 cm)

  • Born

    March 20, 1988
  • Age

    30
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Philadelphia, PA
  • Trains in

    Philadelphia, PA
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    239
  • KO Percentage

    56%
  • Boxing Hero

    Carlos Ortiz

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Bio

Danny Garcia Bio

Armed with one of boxing’s best left hooks, Danny Garcia established himself as the sport’s consensus 140-pound champion before becoming a two-division champion with a 147-pound world title in 2016. Trained by his father, former boxer Angel Garcia, since he was 10 years old, the Philadelphia-born Garcia appears well on his way to achieving his goal of becoming the “next great Puerto Rican fighter.”

For his second professional bout, then-teenager Garcia was buried on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather-Ricky Hatton fight in Las Vegas in 2007.

Nearly six years later, Garcia was on another Mayweather undercard in Las Vegas, but under much different circumstances.

Garcia entered his fight against Lucas Matthysse as the 140-pound world champion, and won by unanimous decision to cap a dazzling stretch of seven straight victories over current or former world champions.

It was the type of success he and his father/trainer, former boxer Angel Garcia, had aspired to since they first walked into a Philadelphia boxing gym when Danny was 10 years old.

Amateur career and pro debut

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Garcia has long wanted to become the “next great Puerto Rican fighter” and appears well on his way to achieving that goal.

After an impressive amateur career in which he went 107-13 and won the 2005 U.S. under-19 national championship and the 2006 U.S. national amateur title, Garcia made a dominant pro debut, knocking Mike Denby down three times in a first-round knockout in November 2007.

Danny Garcia fighting Erik Morales
Danny Garcia, left, and Erik Morales exchange punches during their 140-pound title fight in Houston on March 24, 2012.

Victory over Morales

Garcia, nicknamed “Swift,” knocked out his first five opponents within the first two rounds, including a second-round TKO of Jesus Villareal on the aforementioned Mayweather-Hatton undercard in December 2007.

Garcia won his first 22 fights (with 14 KOs) to set up a March 2012 bout with legendary Mexican boxer Erik Morales, who won world titles in four different weight classes.

Garcia claimed the 140-pound championship by winning a unanimous decision over Morales, who had been stripped of the title for exceeding the weight limit.

Danny Garcia fighting Amir Khan
Danny Garcia throws a left hand at Amir Khan during their 140-pound title fight in Las Vegas on July 14, 2012.

Victory over Khan

Garcia next took on another champion, Amir Khan, who entered the July 2012 fight in Las Vegas as a 4.4-to-1 betting favorite.

After a slow start, Garcia caught Khan with a left hook that sent the Englishman to the canvas in the third round.

Garcia then knocked Khan down twice more in the fourth round to earn a TKO victory.

Danny Garcia fighting Lucas Matthysse
Danny Garcia throws a right at Lucas Matthysse during their 140-pound title fight in Las Vegas on September 14, 2013.

Garcia vs Matthysse

In an October 2012 rematch with Morales, Garcia connected with a lethal left hook in the fourth round that knocked out the Mexican great and sent him into retirement.

Garcia defended his titles with a pair of 12-round unanimous-decision victories over Zab Judah and Lucas Matthysse in 2013, resulting in the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association naming him the city’s pro athlete of the year.

Despite being the champion, Garcia was the underdog in his title defense against Matthysse, who had gained 32 of his 34 victories by KO.

Garcia closed Matthysse’s left eye in the seventh round, and floored the Argentine for the first time in his career in the 11th after taking a direct shot to the chin that knocked out his mouthpiece.

Danny Garcia Rod Salka
Danny Garcia walks away after knocking down Rod Salka during their fight in Brooklyn, New York, on August 9, 2014.

Continuing to roll in 2014

Garcia successfully fought twice in 2014.

He won a 12-round majority decision over Mauricio Herrera to defend his championship in Puerto Rico in March.

Garcia then annihilated Rod Salka in Brooklyn, New York, in August in a nontitle bout, knocking him down three times to gain a second-round KO.

Danny Garcia Lamont Peterson
Danny Garcia goes on the attack during his victory over Lamont Peterson in Brooklyn, New York, on April 11, 2015.

Winning a slim decision over Lamont Peterson

Garcia made his Premier Boxing Champions debut against Lamont Peterson in Brooklyn, New York, on April 11, 2015, in a bout televised live on NBC.

Garcia tried to press the action early, but Peterson used his defense and mobility to stay away from the Philadelphia native.

Peterson became more aggressive as the fight progressed, but Garcia did enough in the first half of the bout to win a slim majority decision.

Two of the three judges scored the bout 115-113 in favor of Garcia, while the other scored it 114-114.

According to CompuBox, Garcia landed 173 of 589 punches (29 percent) while Peterson connected on 170 of 494 blows (34 percent).