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Thurman Beats Garcia by Split Decision

cross the pond, in the early hours of Sunday morning UK time, there was a huge welterweight fight between Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia.

The fight, at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York, saw Thurman put his WBA world title on the line whilst Garcia put his WBC title on the line.

Entering the fight both fighters had unbeaten records.

In front of a crowd of 16,500 it was to be Thurman who kept his unbeaten record whilst also adding the WBC title to the WBA one he held, courtesy of a split decision.

After twelve rounds of boxing the judges scored the fight:

• 116 – 112 (in favour of Thurman)
• 115 – 113 (in favour of Garcia)
• 115 – 113 (in favour of Thurman)

It was the kind of fight where many rounds were hard to score but Thurman seemed to be nicking the rounds by finishing each round the stronger of the two fighters. Believing he had the edge going into the last three rounds, Thurman annoyed the crowd by boxing on the run, prompting booing from the pro-Garcia crowd.

The split decision will, we believe, inevitably mean that a re-match will take place somewhere down the line.

However, the result last night takes Thurman’s professional record to 28-0 with 22 wins coming from the big KO, whilst Garcia sees his record slip to 33-1 with 19 wins coming by knockout.


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Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday March 5 2017

Time: 10:20AM

 

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