Garcia vs Thurman: Prediction, oddsWritten by Joseph Herron
Tonight, Saturday, March 4, from Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York, current undefeated WBA Welterweight champion Keith "One Time" Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) will finally square off against incumbent WBC title holder Danny "Swift" Garcia (33-0, 19 KOs) in this intriguing unification battle of undefeated punchers.
The highly anticipated scheduled twelve-round main event will be presented by DiBella Entertainment, and is slated to be broadcast CBS, with a start time of 9 PM ET/6 PM PT.
Although Thurman is currently listed as the slight betting favorite by most Race and Sports Books, currently sitting at a meager (-224). The WBC titlist is largely viewed by many fight fans as one of the most dangerous punchers in the talent enriched Welterweight division.
Despite heading into the bout at (+189), or an almost 2 to 1 betting underdog, Danny "Swift" appears to have the power, durability and ring intelligence to potentially pull off the mild upset this evening.
(Thurman vs Garcia odds explained)
In September of 2013, the Philadelphia native scored what was considered by most to be not only a career defining victory, but a surprising and odds defying win against murderous puncher Lucas Matthysse. Can the 28 year old champ score another signature upset against one of the best pound for pound fighters in boxing?
Here's why Garcia will lose decisively against the current WBA title holder more affectionately known as "One Time" in front of a mainstream sports audience this evening on CBS.
While the undefeated WBC champ is indeed resilient and possesses some of the heaviest hands in the division, his ring counterpart will prove to be the more versatile fighter in tonight's contest. Not only does Thurman have the better footwork and athleticism, the 28 year old puncher also has the higher ring IQ and can implement multiple strategies to earn a hard fought but overwhelming victory against the confident WBC fighter.
Though Garcia is a current title holder within the deepest division in boxing and will enter the ring with his customary championship swagger, Danny remains a seemingly limited combatant in a very gifted and talented weight class. The Philly based fighter is a mid-range counter puncher by trade and often has trouble when forced to adopt the role of the aggressor.
Fight fans should expect to see Keith Thurman use his superior footwork to successfully move in and out of range while using feints, subtle pivots and lateral movements to deliberately throw off the timing and rhythm of the ostensibly lead footed Garcia, while landing the harder and seemingly more impactful shots.
Garcia vs Thurman prediction: Look for "One Time" to win big and score a career defining UD 12 or late round stoppage victory this evening over Danny Garcia in NYC!!