Former four division world champion Adrien Broner sees Danny Garcia beating Keith Thurman in their fight on March 4 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Broner, 27, hasn’t fought either of them. He just thinks that Garcia (33-0, 19 KOs) has the talent to defeat Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) in their fight on CBS on Showtime.
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“Thurman-Garcia, I just feel like Danny Garcia will beat him,” said Broner via Fighthype.com. “It depends on how they prepare for the fight. They both got one-punch knockout power. I think Danny should pull it off with his skills.”
I’m not sure how objective Broner is, because I believe he’s friends with Garcia. I wouldn’t expect Broner to let Garcia have it, and pick Thurman to win. But it’s possible that Broner really believes that Garcia can win. He’s definitely got the physical tools to get the job done in terms of punching power.
Thurman hasn’t faced a puncher with the power that Garcia has going for him nor has he fought anyone with the ring IQ that he possesses. Thurman recently went life and death with Shawn Porter in squeaking by him by a narrow 12 round unanimous decision last July. The scores were close for that fight with Thurman winning 115-113 x 3. If that had been Garcia inside the ring with Thurman on the night, then he might have lost.
The thing about Garcia is he brings so much power in either hand. He can win this fight by going after Thurman’s body, and we could see him take his WBA title and give him his first loss of his career. Unless we see another draw like the one last Saturday with Badou Jack vs. James DeGale, we should see someone suffering their first loss of their career on March 4.
Thurman can probably punch as hard as Garcia, but with better punching power. If Thurman lands something bit, he might be able to KO Garcia. We’ll have to see.