In a weekend packed full of boxing action around the globe the Keith Thurman vs Danny Garcia full fight from start to finish capped things off well. Some heavy shots and tactical boxing throughout the content. Something for every type of boxing fan in a sense.
Keith Thurman vs Danny Garcia Full Fight Review
Beforehand we thought this would be a good fight and are happy to report we got that one right.
In front of a sold out Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, the pair contested an entertaining battle in their world welterweight title unification fight.
It was the 10th unification world title fight in the welterweight division’s history in professional boxing.
Thurman came out on the front foot right away in the first round. Both men began to throw punches with bad intentions right from the get go.
Keith Thurman landed a massive overhand right which hurt Garcia to his boots in the round. ‘One Time’ continued to press the action throughout with Garcia clearly feeling his power.
Round 2 was another entertaining three minutes.
Garcia responded to Thurman’s big round 1 and caught him with some nice counter left hooks – as Thurman looked to hooker with the hooker in parts of the round.
Both men were letting full blooded shots go.
Thurman started to pump the jab more in the third as he moved in and out of range, and off the back foot onto the front foot at times.
Garcia was still countering him well though when he got too close, particularly when Thurman tried to work the body.
Thurman was being the more busy fighter in round 4 behind his impressive right hand.
Garcia upped his work rate a bit more as the mid way point of the fight arrived, landing some crisp right hands of his own on Thurman – while also demonstrating some good head movement.
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Round 7 was a close one. Both men rolled with the punches at times, weary of the significant power each carried while also trying to get off their shots.
I had the 8th round to Thurman but not by much, just purely on work rate. Both men were swinging for the fences in the 9th round to the pleasure of the sold out crowd.
Thurman had started pulling away on my cards towards the later rounds, but Garcia just took the tenth for me for quality of punches landed.
Garcia upped it a bit in the 11th – trying to cut the ring off on Thurman.
However Keith Thurman’s superior footwork seemed to be the main difference not just in the round, but in the fight overall up to this point.
Thurman clearly thought he won the fight in the final round as he got on his bike and moved around the ring to keep out of range of Garcia’s attacks largely.
He proved to be correct in his assumption (but only just) when the judges’ scorecards were read out, running out unified champion via a split points decision.
What a night and weekend for boxing overall. The sport is in a great place once again.