Garcia vs Redkach Live: The Showtime PBC triple headline on Saturday night from the Brooklyn Barclays Center is fully tuned, as all six fighters gained weight in the afternoon in New York. At the main tournament, Danny Garcia (35-2, 21 KOs) will play with Ivan Redkach (23-4-1), 18 knockouts) in the 12-round welterweight. Former title holder of two divisions, Garcia weighed at the limit of 147, and Redkach at 146¾.
Personnel selection: Garcia-Redkach, Hurd-Santana, Fulton-Khegay
Preview: Garcia and Hurd are back, but Fulton Khegai is fighting on Saturday. The joint game is a 10-round junior middleweight bout (actually 155 pounds in weight) between former title holder Jarrett Hurd (23-1, 16 KOs) and Francisco Santana (25-7-1, 12 KOs). Hurd, hoping to return from his first professional defeat, weighed 154½, while Santana weighed 155.
Newbie is a 12-round WBO featherweight eliminator between Stephen Fulton (17-0, 8 KOs) and Arnold Hegay (16-0-1, 10 KOs), with a winner in the line for a shot in the belt by Emanuel Navarrete. Fulton weighed 122, right at the limit, and Hegai at 121¾.
Tomorrow evening, a live broadcast will begin on Bad Left Hook, which will begin at 7:00 pm Eastern time with a preliminary stream on YouTube, which will show three more fights, and will continue at 21:00 Eastern time, when Showtime will be shown the main triple title of the map, for which we will have a circular cover.
[Pacquiao] is definitely a legend, so he is going to fight with whom he wants to fight, ”Garcia said. “It doesn’t matter how good or bad I want to fight him.” He is going to fight those who are most useful to him. He is a legend and he is calling. You must defeat the legend in order to become a legend, and therefore I want to fight it.
“I fight for my inheritance. It feels like I’m just starting all over again. I just feel rejuvenated and good. I want to win the title again. I am ready to go and show the world why I am I am still one of the best. “
Once a promising lightweight prospect, Redkach went through a difficult journey to the level of the main event. He is more experienced than his raging reputation may suggest, and at the same time, he is just as vulnerable when he encounters elite rotary hammers than Garcia is, of course.
While previous fighters, such as Keith Thurman, Sean Porter, Lamont Peterson and Mauricio Herrera, could solve problems with Garcia because of their speed and accuracy, Redkach will not have that luxury. He will need to stand and fight as long as this potential shootout lasts.
Redkach is at its best when the pace is insane and he will need to constantly infiltrate Garcia in order to succeed. Still, the problem with Garcia getting involved in the fight is that he has the biggest weapon in the fight against the vaunted left hook.
The heavy favorite was a little heavier than his opponent on Friday’s weigh-in for the Danny Garcia-Ivan Redkach fight on Saturday night. 31-year-old Philadelphia Garcia joined the New York State Athletic Commission with a maximum welterweight of 147 pounds. 33-year-old Ukrainian Redkach earned 146 pounds.
Garcia (35-2, 21 KOs), a former WBC welterweight champion, was featured on most online sports books as a 25-1 favorite to defeat Redkach (23-4-1, 18 KOs) in the main event. Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Redkach recorded the most significant victory of his career in his last fight – knockout of Devon Alexander in the sixth round on June 1 in San Jacinto, California. A strong left-hander fell Alexander three times in the sixth round before referee Thomas Taylor stopped the action 1:10 in this period.