Danny Garcia vs. Keith Thurman

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Danny Garcia vs. Keith Thurman
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3.5
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Location: 
New York, NY
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Referee: 
Michael Griffin

Official Judging
John McKaie 112 - 116
Kevin Morgan 115 - 113
Joseph Pasquale 113 - 115

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Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Danny Garcia
                                                                    
9
9.41
9.08
9.33
9.08
9.75
9.16
9
9
10
9.41
9.91
Keith Thurman
                                                                    
10
9.58
9.91
9.66
9.91
9.25
9.91
10
10
9
9.66
9.08


Fan Cards: Danny Garcia vs. Keith Thurman


scorecard by LEWGR10
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DANNY GARCIA
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
112
KEITH THURMAN
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
116


scorecard by RUTHLESS-RKO
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DANNY GARCIA
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
112
KEITH THURMAN
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
116


scorecard by CHRISBOXER14
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DANNY GARCIA
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
114
KEITH THURMAN
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
116


scorecard by ARJ GUY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DANNY GARCIA
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
111
KEITH THURMAN
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
117


scorecard by TALESFROMTHECRYPT
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DANNY GARCIA
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
113
KEITH THURMAN
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
115


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DANNY GARCIA
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
112
KEITH THURMAN
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
116


scorecard by MIKE25
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DANNY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
112
KEITH THURMAN
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
116


scorecard by NAGABILLY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DANNY GARCIA
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
113
KEITH THURMAN
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
115


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DANNY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
112
KEITH THURMAN
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
116


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DANNY GARCIA
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
113
KEITH THURMAN
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
115


scorecard by ALBERTOCASTANY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DANNY GARCIA
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
111
KEITH THURMAN
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
117


scorecard by ENDOFME1994
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DANNY GARCIA
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
111
KEITH THURMAN
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
117


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

I think this fight is absolutely fantastic for boxing, and I'm so glad it is taking place, I find it hard time believe, that the reality is that the fight will happen, because it always felt to me more like just a great idea that sounded too good to be realistic. I think when you have a competitive division, with undefeated champions, we need big unification fights like this, to decide who is top dog in the division, to give the fans the fights they want to see, and so that the fighters fight opponents who can challenge them, and being the best out of them. I think Danny Garcia needed to make a commitment to the sport of boxing, one just like this, he's not the most popular fighter out there at the moment, and he hasn't really impressed, in a massive way, against great opposition, for a long time now, and because of this, from the general boxing public, I think he's losing that given due respect that all world champions should have, it is not right, but fans like fighters who win, win well, and entertain them. I think the Mauricio Herrera fight did a lot of damage to Danny Garcias reputation, because the vast majority believed he lost that fight, and he was the victim a massive amount of criticism after that fight, and of course since, then he's been in a couple of very close fights, and not fights that he could afford to not win well if he was to impress the public, so I think Garcia has become a someone that people want to see lose, and believe he will when he steps up his competition, I think he has needed to take a big opportunity for a while now. Keith Thurman is thought to be in the world's top 10 fighters, he may well be, and I find myself more and more impressed each time I watch him fight, up until he beat Shawn Porter, there was a strong chance he was the best in 147 lb fighter, but after that fantastic victory, he became the best welterweight in the world in many more opinions, Porter is a great fighter, and he brought his best to the Thurman fight, it was such a competitive fight, and a close fight as well, after 10 rounds, either warrior could have been ahead, Thurman and Birmingham must have known it was very close, but because Thurman has a slight upper hand in decisive rounds, it was clear to me that Thurman would rule out any level of possibility of losing the fight of he won the last two rounds unquestionably, and that's what he did, I think Porter faded a little bit in the championship rounds (but what engine, not to slow down much, and not until gone round 10), Thurman bit down in that gum shield, dug deep, and won rounds 11 and 12, I think the fight could have been a draw, but if anybody won that fight, it was Thurman, by a round or two, most people think he did do enough to defend his title, that's a rematch which makes a bucketful of sense in my opinion, I think Thurman knows it would be worthwhile, and it was a close fight, so Porter is a great athlete deserving of another opportunity. I think the Porter win was a career defining victory for 'One time', and now he is viewed by even more people than before the fight, that he is in fact the best welterweight on the planet, I believe he is. I feel that Thurman gets his due credit from most, unlike Danny Garcia, and I don't like that people want to see the fight purely because they like the thought of Danny losing, this is NOT a show about Garcia finally getting that red L everyone what's to see him get lumbered with, this is a great, interesting, exciting fight between two undefeated world champions in a highly anticipated unification bout.

I believe Keith Thurman will win this fight, I think we will see the best Danny Garcia we've ever ever seen, better than the Garcia who to stopped Amir Khan, better than the Danny Garcia who beat Lucas Matthysse, and a fighter who will silence his critics without needing to win the fight. I think Danny Garcia is very much a fighter who rises to the occasion, I can think of some other fighters who I believe are similar in this regard, Dillian Whyte, Billy Joe Saunders, Andy Ruiz, Christopher Rebrasse, Andrew Forfara, Tony Bellew, Kell Brook, Nicholas Walters, there are many others, but Danny Garcia just seems to stand out, I think he will sky rocket to his full potential against Thurman, because this is it now, it isn't just a title defence against an opponent who doesn't really motivate him to train as well as he can and doesn't motivate him to get his tactics spot on, it is an opportunity to win another belt, and it's a fight against the highest of opposition, and I think the occasion and the opponent will bring the best out of Danny 'Swift' Garcia. I have a few ideas in my mind, of how this fight is going to pan out, I think there is a possibility it will be a fight with two halves, I think there's a possibility there will be more consistent than that, but I see Thurman securing a decisive, hard fought victory. Most people think Thurman is going to win this fight, even those who give Garcia his due credit, and I believe they see movement being the biggest factor, which is an interesting suggestion, I'm more than happy to go along with that logic, the way Thurman uses the ring, the way he 'floats about', and has the ability to sustain this for 12 rounds, is very hard to negate, Luiz Collazo, Robert Guerrero, Diego Chaves, Leonard Bundu, even Shawn Porter all really frustrated by the footwork of the man from Florida, and I believe with the more than admirable ability Porter has to cover the canvas on the front foot, assuming Garcia can't do this as well, I think he's really going to have his work cut out for him in March 2017. I think Danny Garcia will look to use pressure in the early rounds, make Thurman move on his terms, make Thurman work, dedicated almost his entire offence to the body to try and knock some steam out of Thurman, and try and prepare for a more lively offensive rally in the second half of the fight, using his punch variety using his fighting instinct, using impressive ability to sustain accuracy whilst fighting at a high tempo on the inside, I think it's very hard to get your tactics right against someone like Thurman, I wouldn't know exactly what advice to give Garcia, this is one massive opportunity for Angel Garcia to prove himself as a trainer. I can see Thurman out boxing Garcia in enough rounds stop winning the fight, I think lateral movement, using the ring, the speed, and accuracy of those right hands in particular but every shot he throws, I Hinksey the athleticism, I think his overall set of tools might well be a bit too much for Garcia. I think the result of this fight will be a unanimous decision victory for Keith Thurman, maybe by a margin of 116-112 on all the cards, maybe closer, less likely in my opinion but still possible that it's wider, I think the fight will be very competitive, I wouldn't be shocked if it was to be a close fight, but however it turns out during the two main bells, I believe Keith Thurman will come out victorious, claim the WBC belt whilst retaining the WBA belt, and remain top dog in the 147 lb division.

I think Thurman and Garcia are very likeable champions, and very good for boxing, I think the stories of their route to success in the sport of boxing are great, I get the impression Keith Thurman was very independent as a kid, the way he tells his story, you just get that sense that he found boxing himself, he's said that it was his idea, his decision to choose to learn, and he chose to do everything in his power or accomplish his goal, and achieve his dream, which he has done, and the way he has come through the tragic loss of his former coach, and been as great in the sport of boxing, I'm sure he knows Ben Getty would be very proud. I think Danny Garcia is an inspiration to the sport of boxing, when everyone stops being stupid, and wanting him to lose, mainly because of their intense dislike towards Angel Garcia, they see that he has fought so hard to achieve what he has achieved in the sport of boxing, I believe he was bullied at school, and hard a hard start in life, I don't imagine Philadelpiha is a rosy area to grow up in, but he's believed in himself, battled through the hard times, and is now an undefeated world champion, critics should ask themselves two questions and then calm down, is Danny Garcia undefeated?, and are any of his wins invalid?, I think Thurman vs Garcia will be a massive help to the sport, and will increase the positivity level amongst fans, which is exactly what the sport needs.

Pulling for Keith Thurman to win by KO/TKO. Stylistically, Thurman should definitely win this fight. He has a clear edge in the majority of areas here. Handspeed, reflexes, footwork, stamina, defensive prowess, overall boxing ability. Probably power as well. Garcia has him beat in resume and chin. Height and reach are about even. The only common opponent they have is Guerrero, who won, at most, 3 rounds vs Thurman, whereas Garcia pulled out a close UD over The Ghost. So, common opponents also goes to Thurman.

Realistically, I see Thurman winning by a fairly wide-to-very wide UD, 117-111-ish. I have nothing against Garcia, but Thurman is just in a totally different class than him as far as sheer talent and ability. Assuming:

1. Thurman uses his superior talent and abilities to box instead of just head-hunting.

2. The judges don't gift wrap the decision and hand it to Garcia like they did with Herrera and Peterson.

Then there's no reason why Thurman should walk away with anything less than a win.

My gut feeling says Garcia is going to be the one getting his hand raised. Not sure why. I hope like hell I'm wrong though.

Champion97's picture

Hey Endof, I think it is great that you are commenting on Eye on the ring, this site is for unofficial scorecards, bht it is also about discussion, I'm very interested in this fight, but on a less analytical note, I'm also interested in the fans' situation, and why they feel the way they do about this fight, can I ask, why it is that you don't want to see Danny win?, is it his dad you really want to see defeated?, is it because of the situation with him getting the decisions against Theophane, Herrera and Peterson when many felt he shouldn't have done?

I can see what you mean in terms of your prediction, Garcia is just kne of those fighters who makes you believe, but we should also remember that Danny Garcia has been in this situation, and come through, the Khan and Matthysse victories were fantastic, and in my opinion, they are what makes Garcia the great champion he is, but there are so many different ways of looking at Danny Garcia, but because of this, there are so many questions. I think the fact that Mikey Garcia and Jessie Vargas both predict Garcia to win tells us that there are things he is capable of which fans can't see, and he is even more of a fighter whomrises to the occasion than we realise.

It's nothing really against Danny or his Dad, just seems to me like his "0" shouldn't be there. Should Danny win this fight, he'll likely be crowned a Top 10 P4P fighter and a lot of the reasoning behind it will be because of said undefeated record.

Garcia struggles against pure boxers who use a consistent jab to the head and to the body. We saw this in the Theophane, Peterson & Herrera fights. If Thurman does this, he likely wins. If Thurman abandons his jab in hopes of luring Garcia in to score a KO (like he did against Porter), he'll likely lose.

Champion97's picture

Oh ok, I think Thurman is frustrated by that as well, I must say, I feel he was very fortunate to get the decision over Herrera, have you seen that fight?, it wasn't a poor decision, but I would say about 90% of the people who saw it believed Herrera should have gotten the decision. I understand that, but in all fairness, if he beats Keith Thurman, then none of that matters, not Herrera, not Peterson, not Theophane, if he wins, like Vargas, (Mikey) Garcia, and Errol Spence believe he will, he's the same champion Thurman is ifbhe does the expected. I have learned over the years, that common opponents are not something people should get carried away with, and they can mean surprisingly little, but I must say, I do find Garcia beaing Guerrero in about as close a way as Thurman beat Porter.

Yes, we saw that against Herrera, particularly, but I think it's about range and distance more specifically. It doesn't seem anywhere near impossible, but Danny Garcia, on his day, can negate what he needs to negate, I believe Garcia will try to and potentially succeed, in outdoing Thurman's ability to move and keep distance between himself and his opponent, but assuming K'm right and Garcia can adjust like this, we have to remember, Thurman vpcan certainly make adjustments as well. Thurman is unlikely to do that, but although it certainly wouldn't suit him, we should remember that the weight situation is very interesting. Garcia still isn't so experienced at 147, I'm saying he's not a welterweight, but he is used tk fighting guys who are certainly not natural welterweights, Guerrero isn't, and if you do a little research, you see Thurman used to compete at light middleweight, he doesn't look like a big guy, but he is definitely a full on welterweight, it will be interetsing to see how Danny Garcia does against a fighter who is both with weight on his side, and a fantastic fighter as well. I think the fact that Garcia is such a consistent body puncher, and has been throughout his whole career, will work in his favour, I think this will suit him better than it would if Garcia wasn't naturally such a body puncher, but got carried away with Thurman's apparent vulnerablity to body shots (in my opinion, it's neither that black and white, nor non existent), and that's something we should think about. If Thurman is to move around Garcia, and Garcia is going go apply pressure, then I wonder hoe that will collide with the weight situation.

albertocastany's picture

It's always going to be a great fight when the best in the division face each other.
The fight will have its ups and downs on each side. I think Garcia will dominate a rough first half, but Thurman will come on top by the end of the fight.
I think Thurman goes home with the belt, but it is a fight you don't want to put your money on. Anything could happen.

Fight night. WAR THURMAN!

rorschach's picture

This is gonna be good!

albertocastany's picture

Looks like Thurman got the decision. Both fighters displayed a strong defensive game, making each other miss a lot. However, Thurman was able to sting Garcia and nullify his counterpunches. Garcia was impressive at making Thurman miss, but he wasn't able to mount a solid offense or counterattacks, being this the key difference on why Thurman got so many rounds.

waiting for the decision....should be a UD for Thurman

albertocastany's picture

Well...it was a split decision rather than a UD, but they got it right. It's understandable, since Thurman won by a razor thin difference each of the rounds.

Should have been unanimous. That one judge already had a winner on his mind before the opening bell went.

Champion97's picture

Fantastic performance from Keith Thurman!
Like myself and many others predicted, this fight wasn't as difficult for Thurman as the Porter fight was. After 9 rounds, Thurman was ahead 7-2, or 8-1, so he was very far ahead, I don't think he so much gave away the last 25% of the fight as much as just took a different approach, I don't think it was the right thing for him to have done, especially seeing as he was legitimately so far ahead, and he could have sustained it, but he still did a good job of staying mobile, and making Garcia miss, he just didn't commit enough to secure the rounds, and Garcia deserves credit for giving him that difficulty, winning 2-3 of the last 3 rounds in his own right, and making the fight closer than it was looking to be after 9 rounds. Garcia won 3-5 rounds, but lost without question to factually the better boxer on the night, and very likely, the better boxer altogether.

I don't blame the Garcia's for thinking they won, but it was the way Angel Garcia reacted whcih disappoints me, I think Danny behaved like a sportsman, and was more accepting of defeat, when trainers should always been relied on to be honest with their fighters, trainers are supposed to be able to put the thoughts that they are ahead out of their heads, and be as honest and realistic as possible with their fighters, but Angel Garcia was not able to do that.