After a very unusual turn of events the other day, where Amir Khan was chosen to fight Canelo Alvarez for the WBC Middleweight championship, Danny Garcia, all of a sudden had no opponent. Well, that didn’t take long to change, as Garcia is no expected to take on the winner of the Keith Thurman and Shawn porter fight. Garcia was supposed to face Amir Khan, who is the mandatory contender for the WBC welterweight title, but he will instead somehow fight for the WBC middleweight title. The fight between WBA welterweight champion, Keith “One Time” Thurman (26-0, 22 KO’s) and challenger Shawn “Showtime” Porter (26-1-1, 16 KO’s) is scheduled for March 12th, and Garcia is now expected to face the winner.
Danny Garcia has just successfully defended his WBC welterweight title against Robert Guerrero last month, in a 12 round unanimous decision victory. Garcia has been taking easy fights lately, and Keith Thurman or Shawn Porter would be a top notch opponent. Either would threaten Garcia’s title reign, because the last time Garcia faced a top tier opponent (Lamont Peterson), he barely escaped with a victory. Porter and Thurman both possess one punch knockout power, and would both be interesting style match ups for Garcia. Porter is more of the in your face come straight forward type of fighter, which Garcia would have to fight on his back heel. Thurman can come forward, or outbox moving backward. If Garcia does indeed fight the winner of Thurman VS Porter, it would unify the WBA and WBC welterweight titles.
-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE