Marcos Maidana told ESPNDeportes.com that he wanted him. Adrien Broner called him out on Instagram. Karim Mayfield has been calling him out to anyone who’ll listen.
Everyone wants a piece of Danny Garcia. When you have a zero next to your name, you have a target on your back.
Maidana’s manager, Sebastian Contursi, told ESPN’s Spanish-language website "It would be a great fight.”
It was a subtle suggestion next to Broner’s Instagram, where "The Problem” called out Garcia twice in a week. First, he wrote, “[N]o disrespect to my homie and a good friend of mine Danny Garcia but this is a business when we finally have to glove up and give the world a show it will be epic and we can laugh about it and count our millions but this is a fight that have to happen.”
Then he followed up a few days later saying he wanted Garcia—after he fights Amir Khan.
“This is the next mega fight ME vs Danny Garcia ..... "Business Before Friendship"..... #ABonNBC #AboutBillions ..... But I want to fight Amir Khan first den Den my homie Danny next!”
Garcia knows it’s business, but he also knows he’s got business to take care of before he can think about anything else. That April 11 fight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, against Lamont Peterson will be here before anyone knows it.
“This is boxing,” Garcia said. “With the new PBC thing, all the fighters on there, anything could happen. Any fight could be made. This is business. There really are no friends when it comes down to business. But I’m focused on April 11 right now. I’m not worried about dream fights or anything like that. In reality, I’m fighting April 11 and that’s all I’m worried about.”
Well then there’s Mayfield, who called out Garcia at the Floyd Maywether Jr.-Robert Guerrero fight in 2013, called him out in numerous interviews and called him out via YouTube freestyle, which as we all know, is the most debilitating insult to one’s honor: a white-glove slap for the digital age.
Garcia just laughs it off.
“I always have a chip on my shoulder,” he said. “That’s how I’m going to carry myself. It’s going to make me train hard every day.”