Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearBy now, boxing fans are well aware that the two-division world champion was supposed to be fighting Errol Spence Jr. But Spence suffered a horrific one-car crash in October and although he miraculously survived, any thoughts of the bout happening during the first quarter of 2020 were shelved indefinitely.Garcia had to move on.“It was a tragic accident, so it wasn’t bad (for me) mentally,” Garcia tells Sporting News. “It wasn’t like I did eight weeks of training camp and he broke his hand like a week before or like, he got an illness or something and couldn’t fight. Then, I would have probably been upset.“But I didn’t even start training yet, so it wasn’t that hard to just adapt,” he continues. “I just knew that mentally, I wanted to fight on Jan. 25.”And that’s precisely what Garcia is doing, but instead of vying for Spence’s unified IBF/WBC world welterweight crown, he’s fighting Redkach in a WBC title eliminator. A win and he’ll be right back to knocking on Spence’s doorstep. And the 31-year-old Garcia (35-2, 21 KOs) is OK with that.Prior to his accident, Spence was evoking Garcia’s name on Instagram and in interviews alike. Chances are he’ll go back to doing the same with a Garcia victory this weekend.There also continues to be back-and-forth exchanges between WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, his camp and Garcia.To that, Garcia throws caution to “Bud” and Top Rank.“After that last performance, I don’t know if they want to risk fighting me,” Garcia warns, referring to Crawford overcoming an arguable knockdown before eventually securing a ninth-round TKO of Egidijus Kavaliauskas in December. “No, I wasn’t (impressed).”Garcia’s name also continues to hover as a possible next opponent for WBA welterweight titleholder Manny Pacquiao.So, as he flashes a smile, “Swift” is right where he wants to be … still in the mix with his name attached to every champion at 147 pounds.“Everyone’s always mentioning my name,” he says.“I’m always in the mix because realistically I have a better resume and I’ve been in bigger fights than all those guys,” he continues, especially referring to Spence, Crawford and fellow former welterweight champs Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter.The latter two boxers are responsible for Garcia’s only two pro losses, although Garcia still maintains that he defeated Porter in their September 2018 bout, which was ruled a unanimous decision in “Showtime’s” favor.“I want that rematch and the Thurman rematch,” Garcia asserts. “I feel like I beat Porter easy. He couldn’t even touch me. I landed almost 50 percent of my (power) punches.”In hindsight, his losses to Thurman and Porter — both decided on the cards — did teach him a valuable lesson: To up his volume and be busier during fights.“I just have to be a little bit more dominant,” he offers. “Like my last fight (a seventh-round KO of Adrian Granados in April), I was dominant, I hit him hard, but I was throwing more combinations — I was throwing twos and threes. I was backing him up, I used my jab more.“And I think when I’m not in the mix, just throw something, use my jab a little bit, get some points,” he adds. “And when I touch him to the body, just might put two more upstairs. Just be a little bit more dominant.”While Garcia is eyeing a rematch with both Thurman and Porter, “Swift” is giving a second fight against “One Time” more priority.“I feel like the biggest fights for me will be the Spence, Pacquiao or Thurman fight,” he continues. “Those are the fights that I feel are the biggest fights for me and those are the fights that I want — especially the Thurman fight because I want to avenge that fight.”Garcia’s goal is to win one more title at welterweight before moving up to junior middleweight. In order to see any of this to fruition, Garcia will likely need to stop Redkach convincingly Saturday night.“He’s hungry,” Garcia says of the Ukrainian, “so I got to be on my ‘A’ game and do what I got to do to dominate him.”Redkach (23-4-1, 18 KOs) isn’t necessarily buying it. He believes the former welterweight world champ is guilty of peeking ahead to some of the aforementioned fights a little too much. And he intends to make Garcia pay for it.”The biggest weakness I see in Danny is that he’s not taking this seriously,” Redkach said Wednesday while speaking to a pool of reporters at Gleason’s boxing gym in Brooklyn. “He’s counting on this as a tune-up fight, and that’s a big mistake. This is not going to be a tune-up fight for him.”Danny is already looking ahead to a fight with Errol Spence Jr. or Manny Pacquiao, but before he gets to them, he picked me,” he says as a reminder.” I know it’s because I’m a southpaw (like Spence). But he’s going to get a rude wake up on fight night.”Having been a pro since 19-years-old, Garcia has heard it all — from champions and contenders alike. He remains unfazed and poised, as he attempts to etch the next chapters of his fighting legacy. NEW YORK — Danny Garcia saunters into a boardroom of Sporting News’ offices and takes in a pristine view of Manhattan’s skyline on this unforgivingly frigid winter day.Roughly four miles away his mug illuminates Barclays Center in Brooklyn across from Ivan Redkach, his opponent Saturday night. As Garcia sinks into a chair, he knows this isn’t the fight that was supposed to be. But he’s making the best of it with a smile on his face. “It really doesn’t matter,” Garcia says of the talk.“I’m going to be here in the long run.”Still “in the mix,” that is.