Erica Mendez: Getting to Know Danny Garcia's Girlfriend

Alex BallentineFeatured ColumnistSeptember 15, 2013

Photo via Erica Mendez on Instagram
Photo via Erica Mendez on Instagram

Danny Garcia did a lot to raise his own stock on Saturday night with an emphatic win over challenger Lucas Matthysse, but he also brought his girlfriend, Erica Mendez, into the limelight.

He was sure to thank her after his impressive victory in a move that was sure to make the ladies swoon. 

So who is Miss Mendez?

Well, aside from Garcia's girlfriend, she appears to be an entertainer herself. Mendez's Twitter profile describes herself as an aspiring singer with a BFA from East Stroudsburg University, who also aspires to be a lawyer.

The burgeoning singer even has a music video featuring the light welterweight title holder. 

She also sang the national anthem the night before Garcia's fourth-round TKO victory over Erik Morales in Oct. 2012:

We also know that she stands by her man. She's very active on Instagram, posting pictures of herself at the weigh-ins and the moments leading up to the biggest fight of his life. 

Her presence certainly seems to be helping Garcia.

His 27-0 record is one of the best marks in boxing, and he appears ready to soar to new heights with his latest victory. He now has four consecutive title defenses against the likes of Zab Judah, Erik Morales and Amir Khan.

As of right now, Mendez has just 955 followers on Twitter and 10,722 on Instagram.

With one of boxing's biggest stars mentioning her on one of the biggest boxing events of the last decade, those are numbers that we should only expect to grow, as these two continue to raise their profile in their respective careers.