WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia is confident of coming through division rival Keith Thurman next year when the pair collide in a proposed blockbuster unification.
Garcia announced his comeback this week as he takes on Samuel Vargas next month in a non-title warm-up before battling hard-hitting Thurman next February or March in what would be a massive contest at 147 pounds.
Speaking at the press conference for his clash with Vargas, Garcia skirted over the Thurman fight as the unbeaten Philadelphia boxer is refusing to overlook what many see as a routine victory for ‘Swift’ on November 12.
“People are acting like Keith Thurman has a cape like Superman and can fly,” pointed out Garcia.
“I want the other champions to think I’m vulnerable. Those are my easiest fights. I have to get past this fight to get to the next one.
“I’m at the point in my career where I’m working smarter and harder. Come November 12 we want to give the city of Philadelphia a night to remember.
“I can’t overlook this fight, but I guarantee that I’m going to unify titles at 147 pounds soon,” he added.
Thurman told WBN in an interview earlier this year that Garcia was top of his wanted list but has been forced to wait a year to finally land his opportunity to be recognized as the best welterweight in the world.