Americans Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia will lead this Saturday one of the most anticipated matches of the year. Both will climb into the ring at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, to battle for the World Boxing Association Welterweight Super Championship.
Undoubtedly, this fight attracts the attention of boxing experts, as they are the two best 147-pound gladiators. Their styles make you think it will be a fight full of emotions.
Thurman is the current WBA monarch, first he was Interim Champion, title he got in 2013 when he knocked out Diego Chávez. After 4 defenses, he was promoted to Regular Champion and fought against Robert Guerrero in 2015, it was a furious contest that needed of the judges, who declared “One Time” winner by unanimous decision. Then, he was measured against Luis Collazo, whom he dispatched by knockout, and later against Show Porter, whom he defeated by unanimous decision.
Thus, Thurman has made a name in the 147 pounds and, therefore, was promoted to Super Champion by the WBA Championships Committee.
On the other hand, Garcia is the current World Boxing Council Welterweight Champion. “Swift” reigned first in the Super Lightweight division. There, he had a great battle against Amir Khan, whom he knocked to obtain the WBA 140 pounds universal diadem. He defended this belt successfully on 4 occasions, and among his great battles there is the one against Lucas Matthyse, whom he defeated by unanimous decision in a memorable fight in 2013.
Last year, he won his WBC Welterweight belt by defeating Robert Guerrero and successfully defended it from Samuel Vargas in November, 2016.
Thus these two gladiators arrive with a formidable resume in which the words “losses” or “draws” do not exist. Thurman with his 27 victories and 22 knockouts, while Garcia with his 33 victories and 19 knockouts.
Who will be the best welterweight? We’ll find out this weekend.