Danny Garcia is returning to the ring to look to regain his old form and insert himself into the national conversation once again.
Philadelphia native and former two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-1, 19 KOs) makes his long awaited return to the ring to take on Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (34-3-1, 25 KOs) in a welterweight showdown.
The fight will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas Nevada, and will be broadcast by Showtime World Championship Boxing beginning at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT.
Last time we saw Garcia in the ring was March of 2017 where he lost his WBC welterweight title to WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman by split decision in their unification fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Following the fight, Garcia’s father Angel said he wanted his son to retire because he felt that they got robbed by the judges. But Danny Garcia is back and looking to show the world that he’s one of the best boxers in the sport.
Few in the sport have as an impressive resume as Garcia. He has wins over the likes of Amir Khan, Erik Morales, Lucas Matthysse and Lamont Peterson.
There’s no looking back.
Watch @DannySwift return to the ring Saturday 2/17 against @Brandon_Rios1. #GarciaRios pic.twitter.com/SkKB3LUo8m
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) February 9, 2018
Garcia is looking to continue Philadelphia’s winning ways after his beloved Eagles won Super Bowl LII.
While Garcia is looking to show he’s amongst boxing best, Rios is looking to stay relevant having lost two out of his last five fights. One of the losses was a ninth-round TKO defeat at the hands of Timothy Bradley in November of 2015.
Since his loss to Bradley, Rios has only fought once and that was in June of last year when he knocked out Aaron Herrera in the seventh-round.
Both of these fighters like to come straight ahead and brawl, so this should be an action-packed fight for as long as it lasts.
Garcia has the power advantage especially with his devastating left hook so he’s a huge favorite to win on Saturday night and win impressively.
Should Garcia win as he’s expected he’ll be right back into title contention, and will be looking for a title fight by the end of this year.
But first things first he must take care of Rios on Saturday night.