• Garcia knows he could have done better against Redkach
  • Garcia may not be a priority for Pacquiao
  • Garcia could pursue a fight with Errol Spence

Despite winning against Ivan Redkach, it remains that Danny Garcia may be far from the level of fighters that are worthy to face the elite. At the top of the list is Manny Pacquiao, someone who would have been a dream fight for the 31-year-old boxer.

Garcia won over Redkach via unanimous decision recently and was way ahead of the scorecards (118-110, 117-111 and 117-111). But considering he was a 25-1 favorite, most were expecting him to finish the fight early. It never happened and now a cloud of uncertainty is up in the air, reported.

It is a fact that Garcia is coming off a nine-month layoff. However, the American pug knows that this should not be an excuse for his showing. He admits he wanted to go for the knockout, likely something that would have easily punched his date with the Filipino boxing icon. For now, the chances of Garcia facing Pacquiao are not looking that swell.

"I wanted the knockout. I didn’t get it and it is what it is. On to bigger and better things. Maybe this is the type of performance I needed for Manny Pacquiao or somebody else to fight me,” said Garcia after the fight which took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

If there is no clarity on facing Pacquiao, Errol Spence Jr. could be a plausible second option. In a previous post, the 29-year-old boxer said he will be ready to fight by late spring or early summer with Pacquiao as his obvious target. And while he prefers not to engage in a warm-up fight, his camp may want to rethink that approach. His state of health remains a concern following that unfortunate car crash he had back in October.

Assuming Spence is unable to set a date with Pacquiao, Terence Crawford is the name being mentioned to face him. However, it still depends on how his health holds up, Boxing News 24 reported.

As for Garcia, his next fight remains unknown. He is trying to stay positive, hoping that his unanimous decision win over Redkach would be enough. But if critics are to be heard, his chances just spiraled. It remains that Pacquiao wants to face someone who fans would want. Garcia is a candidate but obviously no longer at the top of the list.

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Danny Garcia will look to regain the WBC welterweight title against Shawn Porter. In this picture, Garcia weighs in for his bout against Brandon Rios at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, USA, Feb 16, 2018. Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports