Should he come through his much maligned PBC on ESPN clash with Paulie Malignaggi on Saturday, then Danny “Swift” Garcia has stated that a rematch with Britain’s Amir Khan is a very real possibility, although ideally his main goal at 147 lbs would be to try and win another world title and become a two weight world champion, meaning a clash with IBF champion Kell Brook is also possible in the near future.
Garcia, who is moving up to welterweight for the first time, brutalized Khan in their 2012 140 lb meeting with a signature left hook at the end of the 3rd round that the Brit never recovered from. On jelly legs for the entire 4th, he was mercifully stopped by referee Kenny Bayless after touching down again later in that round.
“Yeah, why not?” Garcia said via thaboxingvoice when asked if he’d rematch Khan at some stage now that he’s up at 147 lbs in the same weight class as the Brit once more.
“I think it’s (Khan) a big fight to be honest with you. I think it’s a big fight. He’s a star in boxing, I’m a star in boxing now – it’d be a big fight, if it happens it happens – I’m down.”
“When it comes to names, Khan’s probably one of the biggest names (in the division)”
However, Khan is currently without a world title, and with Garcia’s father Angel not sold on his son fighting “King”, the match-up is unlikely to transpire whatever “Swift” says, especially given Khan’s seeming reluctance to fight anybody with a modicum of power these days.
One fight that Garcia would take, is a clash with Britain’s IBF champion Kell Brook, himself ostensibly being avoided by Khan at the moment, yet he wouldn’t travel to Britain, humourously siting the high 40% tax rate many sports stars, musicians et.al love to avoid. The fight, if it came off, would have to be on American soil.
“He (Brook) has got the IBF world title. Those are the match-ups that I’m looking forward to. I definitely want to win a world title.”
“I would definitely visit (the UK), I don’t think I’d fight (there) though! I heard the taxes are crazy over there!”