- Garcia vs Redkach goes Saturday, January 25th, at 9:00 PM ET
- Can Garcia win in emphatic fashion and validate why he’s a sizeable favorite?
- Can Redkach seize the moment and take advantage of this long sought after opportunity?
Danny Garcia and Ivan Redkach will throw down at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, this Saturday night (Jan. 25th). Also on the card is a world championship bout, the return of Jarrett Hurd, and more.
Garcia is a former two-division world champion and is poised to have a killer year in 2020. The brawling southpaw Redkach looks to derail Garcia and deter his progression. Both men are coming off of knockout wins in their last outings and are looking to impress. Check out the odds for this fight as well as my bout breakdown below.
Garcia vs Redkach Odds
Odds taken Jan. 21.
Garcia enters this bout on the heels of a victory but has a .500 record across his last four outings. Those setbacks are his only two career losses. They came against Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman, both via decision.
Garcia’s success and resume speak volumes though and he seems poised to have one of the best years of his career. This is his eighth fight at Barclays Center and he seems to take a strong measure of pride competing in this arena. Garcia recently talked about the historic fights he had in the venue and how cool it was to see his picture posted up alongside the likes of Jay-Z and Rihanna.
Welterweight Contendership Implications
Redkach has a crowd-pleasing style with a ferocious, hard-charging approach. He feels like he’s being overlooked and seems to be reveling in the underdog role. He has been training with Shane Mosley in recent years and it’s paying dividends for his overall game. Mosley recently got injured though and hasn’t worked with Redkach for this specific camp.
It will be interesting to see if the lack of Shane Mosley being present in the camp and on fight night will affect Redkach’s performance at all.
We're back this Saturday with a WBC Welterweight Title Eliminator when former 2️⃣❎ World Champ @DannySwift returns to the @barclayscenter to take on hard-hitting slugger @IRedkach on @ShowtimeBoxing. #GarciaRedkach
— PBC (@premierboxing) January 20, 2020
Despite Garcia being the heavy favorite, this doesn’t seem to be causing Danny Garcia to take the bout lightly in the least. He seems to have respect for Redkach’s skill level and has followed along with his career progression. The matchup is intriguing because of Redkach’s stance and what that means about future fights Garcia wants. Garcia is fighting a southpaw here which has some pundits theorizing.
Inferring that he’s taking a tune-up to face a more prolific southpaw later in 2020 (Errol Spence Jr and/ or Manny Pacquiao). The Spence Jr fight was supposed to take place but Spence suffered a fair amount of damage in a car accident which obviously scrapped immediate plans for the Garcia vs Spence Jr prizefight.
Garcia vs Redkach Tale of the Tape
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Redkach has captured the USBA lightweight title but this represents a big chance to secure opportunities on the world title tier. It seems like Redkach has come up short in prior forays fighting that upper echelon caliber of Boxer (ex: his loss to Tevin Farmer). Danny Garcia is very much a pugilist that I perceive to be on that uppermost level.
I think Garcia will end up winning and will notch his first set of back to back wins since 2016. In Garcia’s last outing, he stopped Adrian Granados in the seventh. I see him stopping Redkach inside of nine rounds.
Pick: Danny Garcia (-2000)