Brandon Rios aiming for the top, hungry for win vs Danny Garcia

Joe Hewlett 14/02/2018

Danny Garcia is hoping to rejuvenate and get back to winning ways following his split-decision defeat to Keith Thurman back in March.

However, Brandon Rios has insisted he is ready to defy the critics and deliver a second successive defeat to Garcia’s professional record despite being the underdog in the Boxing Odds for the fight.

Rios also admitted he is relishing the opportunity of producing a devastating performance that gets him back into world title contention. He said: “This is the kind of fight that I asked for because I know that beating a guy like Danny Garcia will mean a lot to my career and put me on the fast track to accomplish my goals.

 “Danny has a lot of power on his hook. He throws it hard and is accurate. We’ve worked hard to prepare for this moment and I’m excited.

“As long as I beat Danny Garcia, I know that it puts me back to the top of this division. I’m here again and I’m doing it right this time. I want to make the most of this part of my career. I don’t want to ever wonder ”what if?'”

“I’m going to win. That’s my mentality. I’m going into this fight with that same hunger and drive to never be defeated. I’m going to do whatever I have to do to win this fight.

“We’re expecting to fight the best version of Danny Garcia. I know he had his first loss and wants his title back, so he’ll be prepared. I think we’re going to give the fans a great show.”

The bout will be the co-feature of the Showtime Championship Boxing show alongside undefeated super-middleweight world champion David Benavidez and Ronald Gavril this weekend.

Robert Garcia has recently reunited with ‘Bam Bam’ ahead of their fight in Las Vegas and whilst being aware of the threat ‘Swift’ possesses, the trainer believes their groundwork in preparing for the fight will be evident in Vegas.

“Danny Garcia is a great two-division world champion. We expect him to be confident and I’m sure he’s training hard to get a good win. Brandon is going to be motivated to give everyone a great fight. His mind set is to go out and beat Danny Garcia and that’s what he’s going to do.

“Brandon is training hard to do what people don’t believe he can do. His confidence is like never before. I see the same Brandon that we’ve seen in the best moments of his career.”

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95