Jermell Charlo vs. Danny Garcia? Could Garcia step up to 154 and dethrone the undefeated Charlo?

Danny Garcia may move up to 154 pounds to make a fight with junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo.

Garcia currently fights at 147 pounds but would have the option of adding seven pounds to prepare for any fight at the division.

Speaking on the DAZN Boxing Show, Akin Reyes and Barak Bess considered whether moving up a division would make sense for Garcia, and if it would aid his career.

Reyes said: “You know, a lot of times, we think that maybe moving up a weight class might be too much for certain fighters. But oftentimes, they're more comfortable. I mean, looking at Canelo, he was able to do it at 175 and at 168. Even though we know he's really a 154 pounder, he can make that weight.

“And he can definitely make 160 but he's fighting that 168, and he's always a shorter guy. So, I'm not totally against Danny moving up to 154 if for any reason he's struggling to make 147, so I like that there's still legs in his career. 

“I would love to see a Keith Thurman matchup, Mikey Garcia, love the Garcias fighting each other. 

“I think he's on the right track on picking the right opponents. Danny has a lot of fight left in him, I would love to see him against Mikey Garcia, if I had to choose one fight.”

Bess, meanwhile, wondered if moving up half a stone would be suitable for his frame.

“I'm sure he has a lot of fight left in him,” Bess added.

“But you know, that's one area where I think is a big jump between weight classes, even though it's only seven pounds. It's like when you look at Shawn Porter, or Danny Garcia, or Keith Thurman, and then you look at a Hurd that looks more than one weight class away, Jemall Charlo looks huge to me compared to those guys. 

“I never really wanted to see those guys. Now the only one who seems like he's that hybrid is Errol Spence. He seems already big enough to go to 150 for him and Dan by the same side. Already they don't look the same size. You know, they just don't look the same size. 

“I would like a fighter to move up in weight and take some time. If it's not all muscle that he's going up there with, a fighter shouldn't really be struggling with making weight, I'm not saying he is but a lot of times when they struggle, it's a discipline problem. It's not like you're growing still.”

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