SHORTLY after taking care of business with Adrian Granados, Danny Garcia took an immediate swipe at his next possible opponent.
Garcia called out legendary champion Manny Pacquiao on Sunday after scoring a seventh round stoppage of Adrian Granados in their welterweight bout in Carson, California.
The former two-time world division champion knocked Granados down thrice in the course of the 12-round bout before referee Thomas Taylor stopped the contest at the 1:33 mark of the seventh with Granados under heavy barrage from Garcia’s right hand.
The convincing win had Garcia later on issuing a statement against the 40-year-old Pacquiao, holder of the World Boxing Association welterweight belt.
“I hope I don’t scare Manny Pacquiao away,” said Garcia, who improved his record to 35-2, with 21 KOs.
“I’ve said it before, when Danny Garcia is at his best, nobody can beat him.”
Pacquiao is currently in Japan for a promotional tour after recently signing a deal with Japanese MMA promotion Rizin Fighting Federation.
But he did bare Garcia is indeed, on his radar along with Keith Thurman as two are the frontrunners for his projected title defense set this July in the US.
Pacquiao said Garcia would be in the mix depending on how he performs against Granados.
But the way the 31-year-old Philadelphia native battered his opponent only proved his worth as a credible contender for the Pacman’s title.
"I had gotten a little comfortable in the past, but I put my 110 percent into this fight and when I do, I beat everyone,” said Garcia.
The American also made mention about his desire for a possible rematch with Shawn Porter or a title bout against either Keith Thurman or Errol Spence.