DANNY GARCIA won both of his fights last year despite what the experts said. He defended his WBC light welterweight title twice in fights in which he was not favored. His rise to prominence spurred rumors that he would be next in line to fight the great Floyd Mayweather.
Garcia now has a date set to try to extend his success. He will fight on March 15. The date was first reported by ESPN.com and confirmed by the Daily News. No opponent or venue have been announced, but details will be released "very soon," according to the Garcia camp. Richard Schaefer, of Golden Boy Promotions, told ESPN that Garcia would be fighting in the light welterweight division, which takes a meeting with Mayweather out of the equation. Garcia's fight will be a 140-pound title defense to open up his 2014 campaign.