When Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman told Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia “I’m not a cherry-pick, Boy!” after Garcia’s fight with Samuel Vargas back in November of 2016, I did not believe it. When Keith Thurman expressed to the boxing world that his fight with Shawn ‘Showtime’ Porter will prove to be much tougher than his fight with Danny Garcia, I did not believe him.
All I can say is, “Wow!” Keith Thurman put on one the best performances of his boxing career last night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Keith Thurman won every aspect of the WBC/WBA unification fight with Danny Garcia.
Not only did Thurman win the boxing war, he won the brawling and mental war as well. Thurman used a great jab, hooks, uppercuts, and footwork to outclass Danny Garcia. It just proves that at the end of the day, Garcia’s father Angel Garcia could not fight for him as Angel Garcia did more trash talking than his son leading up to the fight.
Thurman won on 2 of the judges’ scorecards. Judge Kevin Morgan scored the bout 115-113 for Garcia; while Judge Joseph Pasquale scored the bout 115-113 for Thurman, and Judge John McKaie scored the bout 116-112 for the winner by split-decision and now the unified WBC and WBA welterweight champion of the world…. Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman!
Keith Thurman is a true welterweight and it proved to be the difference in this fight against Danny Garcia. Garcia could not hurt Thurman which also proved to make a difference in this fight. Garcia relies a lot on his left hook, and when that did not work, he did not have a Plan B.
I am still surprised at how Keith Thurman out boxed Garcia. I thought Garcia would be the better boxer over Thurman. Now that the Boxing World now know who the unified WBC/WBA welterweight champ is, who should Thurman fight next. Check out Potshot Boxing (PSB) latest boxing poll and vote.
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