Danny Garcia
Nickname: Swift

Danny Garcia

World Champion
Born Mar 20, 1988
Age 28
Height 5′ 9″ /175cm
Reach 69″ / 175cm
Head Trainers Angel Garcia
Stance Orthodox
Division Super Lightweight
Years Active 2007-Present
Record 28 0 0
NC 0
KOs 16
KO% 57%


Philadelphia, PA, USA


Danny García is a boxer of Puerto Rican descent and the current WBC Light Welterweight Champion.

He was born in Northern Philadelphia to a mother from Bayamón, Puerto Rico and Ángel García originally from Naguabo, Puerto Rico, who was also a boxer.

It was his father who introduced him to boxing, taking him to Philadelphia's Harrowgate Boxing Club when was ten years old, the minimum age allowed by local law for a minor to train. García Sr. has since been his primary boxing coach. Having been raised in the city with the second largest Puerto Rican community in the United States, García identified with his heritage, stating early in his career the desire to become the "next great Puerto Rican fighter".

Garcia admired Boxing Hall of Famer Carlos Ortíz as his favorite boxer and considered Ortíz's fight against Lenny Matthews in Philadelphia among the most memorable he had ever witnessed.

Amateur Career
  • Had 120 amateur bouts
  • 2005 Tammer Tournament champion
  • 2005 Under-19 national champion
  • 2006 U.S. national champion 
In his first world title contest García faced Mexican legend and multi-division champion, Erik Morales, for the World Boxing Council's Light Welterweight World Championship in another chapter of the infamous "Puerto Rico vs. Mexico" boxing rivalry. He began the fight slowly, which Morales used to his advantage and injured his nose. As the fight progressed, García gained control, scoring a knockdown in the eleventh round before receiving a unanimous decision in his favor. The scores granted by the judges were 118-111, 117-110 and 116-112.

  Major World Titles  

WBC Super Lightweight  
March 24, 2012 – present

WBA Super Lightweight
July 14, 2012 - present

RING Magazine Super Lightweight
July 14, 2012 - present

  Significant Wins  

UD 12 Lucas Matthysse -2013
UD 12 Zab Judah -2012
TKO 4 Amir Khan - 2012
UD 12 Erik Morales - 2012
SD 12 Kendall Holt - 2011
UD 12 Nate Campbell - 2011 

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