Danny Garcia has an edge over José Benavidezthat cannot be matched, no matter how many miles he runs, or rounds he spars … the former world champ was born with an extra toe, and that’s all the advantage he needs!
Sure, Danny’s totally kidding … but this is an excuse to talk about one of our favorite clips ever.
If you haven’t seen it, back in 2015, the 36-3 welterweight took off his Jordan’s and literally proved he had an extra digit on his foot.
So, when we recently talked to Danny, we asked the 34-year-old about the toe … in addition to a bunch of serious questions about returning after a lengthy layoff, and whether Garcia can once again be champ.
“I’m gonna keep showing it off because when I was a kid, I was ashamed of it,” Danny said, adding, “Now, I’m somebody. That six-toe brought me a long way.”
And, perhaps the extra appendage has actually helped in some way … “I’ve never been knocked down!”
All jokes aside, Garcia says he’s ready for 30-year-old Benavidez (27-1-1) … and understands there are doubters considering his last match was a loss to Errol Spence in 2020. But, Danny says he’s as fast and strong as ever, and he’s ready to rock.
“It was tough in the beginning but the way I’ve been sparring, the way I’ve been training, the way I’ve been running … everything is stronger and faster,” Garcia said.
“I didn’t lose a step. I feel great!”
So, with the boxing skills and physical advantage, Garcia says Benavidez is gonna need a little more help to beat him come July 30 at the Barclays Center (on Showtime).
“I already got the advantage. I got an extra body part. He’s gonna need an extra arm to beat me.”