Danny Oscar Garcia was born in northern Philadelphia to a mother from Bayamon, Puerto Rico and Angel Garcia, originally from Naguabo, Puerto Rico, who was a former boxer himself. It was his father who introduced him to boxing, taking him to a gym as soon as he was ten years old, which is the required minimum allowed by local law. Since this stage, Angel Garcia also became his trainer. Being raised in the city with the second largest Puerto Rican community in the United States, Garcia identifies with his heritage, stating early in his career the desire to become the “next great Puerto Rican fighter”. He looks up to Hall-of-Famer Carlos Ortiz as his favorite boxer and considers Ortiz’s fight against Lenny Mathews in Philadelphia among the most memorable he has seen.