After an injury forced him to postpone his fight with Zab Judah (42-7, 29 KO's) last month, Danny Garcia (25-0 16 KO's) is apparently healthy again, and ready to resume training in preparation for their new date, set for April 27 in Brookly, N.Y. The bout was originally scheduled to take place on February 9, also in Brooklyn, but Garcia suffered a broken rib during sparring, forcing the postponement.
"Now I feel 100 percent and I still have seven weeks to improve my conditioning," Garcia said to ESPNdepotes.com.
2012 was a great year for Danny Garcia with a pair of victories over the legendary Erik Morales, as well as defeating Amir Khan. His last two victories came by way of TKO in the fourth round.
"The injury affected me for three weeks. It also affected me a little bit mentally," Garcia said. "I didn't feel the injury until I finished sparring. Hey, I broke a rib. I could not believe it. But this is part of the sport. An injury can occur to anyone, regardless of the sport."
The injury was questioned by Zab Judah, who attacked Garcia verbally through his Twitter account. However, Garcia said that he is now healed and that he will resume preparations this week.
"I'll start this week with sparring sessions. I feel very good, I'm ready," Garcia said. "As I said, I still have seven weeks [to the fight] and that will be enough to be in [good physical] condition. I have a great team that is helping me with that."
Before last year, Garcia was relatively unknown to boxing fans. It wasn't until he defeated Erik Morales in their first meeting that he really burst onto the scene. With that victory, he captured the junior welterweight championship. Then, with his victory over Amir Khan a few months later, he added yet another title to his collection.
Zab Judah, on the other hand, has been on the scene for years. A former two-division champion, his most recent victory came over Vernon Paris, a fighter who was undefeated going into their fight. In Danny Garcia, he looks to duplicate that feat in back to back contests.