Boxing: Danny Garcia explains his separation from boxing for 19 months | Sports

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“Swift” Garcia did a media workout in his hometown of on Wednesday as he prepares to make his 154-pound debut against exciting contender Jose Benavidez Jr. on Saturday, July 30 as headliners live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn at Champions .

Garcia, the 140- and 147-pound world champion, will return to the friendly confines of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for his super welterweight debut. Garcia will fight at the Barclays Center for the ninth time, including a 2012 knockout victory over in the arena’s first boxing main event.

The boxer returns after 19 months out of the ring. He said of that moment, “2020 was a good year and a bad year for me. I fought twice and made a lot of money, but at the same time there was the pandemic. It was a difficult year for me outside the ring. It was stressful for everyone. I just needed a break. I was tired. I trained hard at the beginning of the year and then we went through the pandemic. I had to wake up to train hard again for one of the biggest fights of my career. It just affected me mentally. I was mentally tired. I had a fight with . He made the decision, but I was still able to get in there and fight for 12 rounds. I knew if I just took a break and came back, no one could touch me.”