Danny Garcia
Danny Garcia

Danny Garcia

“Swift”

RECORD

32 - 0 - 0

KOs

18

Weight 147 lbs (66.82 kg)

Age 28

Home Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

Complete Stats

Armed with one of boxing’s best left hooks, Danny Garcia has now conquered two weight divisions after winning a 147-pound world championship. Read Bio

Last Fight

Danny Garcia and Robert Guerrero

win vs Robert Guerrero

Jan 23, 2016 / Staples Center, Los Angeles

Garcia used his superior speed to win a unanimous decision and become a two-division world champion at 147 pounds.

Latest News

Latest
Apr 20, 2016 / Deontay Wilder, Austin Trout, Jermall Charlo, Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia, Lem's Corner

Deontay Wilder spent his 27th birthday in training camp as the primary sparring partner for then heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko to help prep Klitschko for his unanimous decision over Mariusz Wach in November 2012.

Jan 29, 2016 / Garcia vs Guerrero, Danny Garcia, Robert Guerrero

Right after Danny Garcia won his unanimous decision over Robert Guerrero on Saturday night in Los Angeles, Guerrero was adamant he wanted a rematch.

Jan 23, 2016 / Garcia vs Guerrero, Danny Garcia, Robert Guerrero

For five rounds, Robert Guerrero looked like a fighter who was younger, hungrier and sharper than Danny Garcia. After that, Garcia showed why he’s an undefeated world champion who dominated the 140-pound ranks, then made the right decision to move up.

Fights

Fights

Win vs Robert Guerrero

Jan 23, 2016 Staples Center, Los Angeles

Danny Garcia WINS against Robert Guerrero by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Paul Malignaggi

Aug 01, 2015 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Danny Garcia WINS against Paul Malignaggi by TKO in Round 9 of 12

Win vs Lamont Peterson

Apr 11, 2015 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Danny Garcia WINS against Lamont Peterson by MD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Rod Salka 19-3-0

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

Danny Garcia WINS against Rod Salka by KO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Mauricio Herrera 20-3-0

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

Danny Garcia WINS against Mauricio Herrera by MD 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 Garcia WINS against Lucas Martin Matthysse by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Zab Judah 42-7-0

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

Danny Garcia WINS against Zab Judah by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Erik Morales 52-8-0

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

Danny Garcia WINS against Erik Morales 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 Garcia WINS against Amir Khan by TKO in Round 4 of 12

Win vs Erik Morales 52-7-0

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

Danny Garcia WINS against Erik Morales by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Kendall Holt 27-4-0

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

Danny Garcia WINS against Kendall Holt by SD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Nate Campbell 33-7-1

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

Danny Garcia WINS against Nate Campbell 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 Garcia WINS against John Figueroa by TKO in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Mike Arnaoutis 22-6-2

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

Danny Garcia WINS against Mike Arnaoutis 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 Garcia WINS against Jorge Romero by TKO in Round 9 of 10

Win vs Christopher Fernandez 18-9-1

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

Danny Garcia WINS against Christopher Fernandez 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 Garcia WINS against Ashley Theophane by SD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Enrique Colin 28-6-2

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

Danny Garcia WINS against Enrique Colin by KO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Oscar Leon 28-9-0

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

Danny Garcia WINS against Oscar Leon by TKO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Pavel Miranda 18-3-0

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

Danny Garcia WINS against Pavel Miranda 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 Garcia WINS against Humberto Tapia by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Cristian Favela 28-14-4

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

Danny Garcia WINS against Cristian Favela 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 Garcia WINS against Luis Alfredo Lugo by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Adan Hernandez 14-5-0

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

Danny Garcia WINS against Adan Hernandez 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 Garcia WINS against Deon Nash by TKO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Tyrone Wiggins 9-22-0

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

Danny Garcia WINS against Tyrone Wiggins by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Julio Gamboa 28-12-2

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

Danny Garcia WINS against Julio Gamboa 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 Garcia WINS against Guadalupe Diaz 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 Garcia WINS against Charles Wade 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 Garcia WINS against Marlo Cortez 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 Garcia WINS against Jesus Villareal 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 Garcia WINS against Mike Denby by KO in Round 1 of 4

Stats

Danny Garcia “Swift”

  • WINS 32
  • LOSSES 0
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 18

Weight 147 lbs (66.82 kg)

Height 5 ' " (1.74 m)

Reach 68½ " (174 cm)

  • Born

    March 20, 1988
  • Age

    28
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Philadelphia, PA
  • Trains in

    Philadelphia, PA
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    199
  • KO Percentage

    56%
  • Boxing Hero

    Carlos Ortiz

Fighter data provided by BoxRec Ltd. View disclaimer

Bio

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).