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Image result for garcia vs riosThis past Saturday night February 17th 2018, was a huge night for boxing.  We got a chance to look at a future superstar in boxing as David Benavidez (20-0, 17 KO’s) put a beat down on Ronald Gavril (18-3, 14 KO’s) in their long awaited rematch.  We also saw a star re-establish himself in the Welterweight division after suffering his first professional loss, as Danny Garcia (34-1, 20 KO’s) KO’d Brandon Rios (34-4-1, 25 KO’s) in the 9th round of their WBC Welterweight title eliminator.  The night was opened however by a matchup of two other rising stars, both looking to take that next step in their careers, as Yordenis Ugas (21-3, 10 KO’s) defeated Ray Robinson (24-2, 12 KO’s) via 7th round TKO.

The fight was an interesting one at the beginning, but it later became apparent that Ugas was the more skilled fighter.  He dropped Robinson on a flash knockdown in the second round, but Robinson was not hurt, as it appeared that he went down due to their feet being tangled up.  Robinson, perhaps feeling a sense of urgency after the knockdown, would land some nice shots in the 4th and 5th rounds, but they seemed to have no effect on Ugas.  Ugas however, nailed Robinson with a huge right hand in the 7th round.  Robinson would beat the count, but was clearly on dream street.  Gas then came with a flurry of punches, and the referee stopped the fight.

The co-featured bout of the evening was also an interesting one, even though it was very one sided.  In their first fight, Benavidez and Garvil fought to a very narrow split decision, a fight that Benavidez barley won.  Guess he wasn’t lying when he said he had the flu in their first meeting, because he beat Gavril down in this contest.  Benavidez found a home early for his right and left uppercuts, splitting the guard of Gavril on a regular basis.  In the 4th round, Benavidez caught Gavril with a huge uppercut, which sent Gavril crashing into the ropes.  Gavel was lucky because it would have been a knockdown if the ropes hadn’t kept him up, and still could have been scored a knockdown if a judge saw it that way.  Benavidez continued to pepper Gavril with creative nominations throughout the rest of the fight.  Gavril came alive a bit in the 10-12 rounds and actually had a really good 11th, but it was far from enough.  The final scores were 120-108/120-108/119-109.  One judge gave the 11th to Gavril, which was also the only round I gave him.  Benavidez remains undefeated, and the WBC Super Middleweight champion.
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The main event was a banger as expected, as Danny Garcia flattened Brandon Rios in the 9th round with an emphatic 1 punch TKO victory.  Rios looked slow in the first 2 rounds after the opening bell, and Danny Garcia, the historically slow starter, looked better then usual.  Rios would find a rhythm in the 3rd round however, and started throwing a lot more punches.  Garcia, who is usually a left hook artist, started nailing Rios with his right hand after the 4th round, and would continue to do so for the rest of the fight.  Rios looked good in rounds 6-8, maybe even taking a couple of them, but that would all come to an end in the 9th round.  Rios got a bit lazy with his jab and didn’t bring his left back quick or high enough, and out of no where, Garcia landed a master right cross that send Rios’ head flying backward.  Rios was dropped and clearly on another planet, and when he got up, he was very wobbly.  The referee was forced to stop the fight, as Rios was unable to walk straight.  At the time of the stoppage, Garcia was ahead on all 3 scorecards.

 

-Daivd Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

 

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Tonight, Saturday February 17th 2018, Danny Garcia (33-1, 19 KO’s) makes his ring return after an 11 month layoff, as he faces Brandon Rios (34-3-1, 25 KO’s) in a 12 round Welterweight bout.  The fight will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Paradise Nevada, and will be live on ShowTime at 10pm ET.  In the co-feature, David Benavidez (19-0, 17 KO’s) will defend his WBC Super Middleweight title in a rematch against Ronald Gavril (18-2, 14 KO’s).  Here is the tale of the tape and predictions:

DANNY GARCIA

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-Record:  33 – 1 – 0, 19 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  68.5″

-Notable Fights

  • Amir Khan  —  Win, TKO 4th round (12), 7/14/12.  (Won TheRing/WBAsuper Junior Welterweight titles)
  • Robert Guerrero  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 1/23/16.  (Won vacant WBC Welterweight title)
  • Keith Thurman  —  Loss, Split Decision (12), 3/4/17.

 

BRANDON RIOS

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-Record:  34 – 3 – 1, 25 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  68″

-Notable Fights

  • Miguel Acosta  —  Win, TKO 10th round (12), 2/26/11.  (Won WBA Lightweight title)
  • Manny Pacquiao  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 11/24/13.
  • Mike Alvarado #3  —  Win, TKO 3rd round (12), 1/24/15.

 

PREDICTIONS:

David Benavidez  —  def  —  Ronald Gavril  —  via  —  Decision

Danny Garcia  —  def  —  Brandon Rios  —  via  —  Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Champ – Vacant

  1. Anthony Joshua (20-0-0, 20 KO’s)   IBF, WBA
  2. Deontay Wilder (39-0-0, 38 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Joseph Parker (24-0-0, 18 KO’s)   WBO
  4. Luis Ortiz (28-0-0, 24 KO’s)
  5. Alexander Povetkin (33-1-0, 23 KO’s)

Cruiserweight   —   (200 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Oleksandr Usyk (13-0-0, 11 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Murat Gassiev (25-0-0, 18 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Mairis Briedes (23-0-0, 18 KO’s)   WBC
  4. Denis Lebedev (30-2-0, 22 KO’s)   WBA
  5. Yunier Dorticos (22-0-0, 21 KO’s)

Light Heavyweight      (175 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Sergey Kovalev (31-2-1, 27 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Adonis Stevenson (29-1-0, 24 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Eleider Alvarez (23-0-0, 11 KO’s)
  4. Oleksandr Gvozdyk (14-0-0, 12 KO’s)
  5. Artur Beterbiev (12-0-0, 12 KO’s)

Super Middleweight   —   (168 pounds limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Gilberto Ramirez (36-0-0, 24 KO’s)   WBO
  2. George Groves (27-3-0, 20 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Callum Smith (23-0-0, 17 KO’s)
  4. Chris Eubank Jr (26-1-0, 20 KO’s)
  5. Caleb Truax (29-3-2, 18 KO’s)   IBF

Middleweight   —   (160 pound limit)

Champ – Saul Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KO’s)   RING

  1. Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KO’s)   IBF, WBA, WBC
  2. Daniel Jacobs (32-2-0, 29 KO’s)
  3. Billy Joe Saunders (26-0-0, 12 KO’s)   WBO
  4. Sergiy Derevyanchenko (11-0-0, 9 KO’s)
  5. Jermall Charlo (26-0-0, 20 KO’s)

Junior Middleweight   —   (154 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Jermell Charlo (30-0-0, 15 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Jarret Hurd (21-0-0, 15 KO’s)   IBF
  4. Sadam Ali (26-1-0, 14 KO’s)   WBO
  5. Brian Castano (14-0-0, 10 KO’s)

Welterweight   —   (147 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Keith Thurman (28-0-0, 22 KO’s)   WBA, WBC
  2. Errol Spence Jr (23-0-0, 20 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Shawn Porter (28-2-1, 17 KO’s)
  4. Kell Brook (36-2-0, 25 KO’s)
  5. Danny Garcia (33-1-0, 19 KO’s)

Junior Welterweight   —   (140 pound limit)

Champ – Terence Crawford (32-0-0, 23 KO’s)   RING

  1. Mikey Garcia (37-0-0, 30 KO’s)
  2. Viktor Postol (29-1-0, 12 KO’s)
  3. Antonio Orozco (26-0-0, 17 KO’s)
  4. Regis Prograis (20-0-0, 17 KO’s)
  5. Julius Indongo (22-1-0, 11 KO’s)

Lightweight   —   (135 pound limit)

Champ – Jorge Linares (43-3-0, 27 KO’s)   RING, WBA

  1. Mikey Garcia (37-0-0, 30 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Robert Easter (21-0-0, 14 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Raymundo Beltran (34-7-1, 21 KO’s)
  4. Richard Commy (25-2-0, 22 KO’s)
  5. Felix Verdejo (23-0-0, 15 KO’s)

Junior Lightweight   —   (130 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1-0, 8 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Miguel Berchelt (32-1-0, 28 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Gervonta Davis (19-0-0, 18 KO’s)
  4. Alberto Machado (19-0-0, 16 KO’s)   WBA
  5. Francisco Vargas (24-1-2, 17 KO’s)

Featherweight   —   (126 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Leo Santa Cruz (34-1-1, 19 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Garry Russel Jr (28-1-0, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Carl Frampton (24-1-0, 14 KO’s)
  4. Lee Selby (26-1-0, 9 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Abner Mares (31-2-1, 15 KO’s)

Junior Featherweight   —   (122 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-1-0, 11 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Jesse Magdaleno (25-0-0, 18 KO’s)   WBO
  3. Rey Vargas (31-0-0, 22 KO’s)   WBC
  4. Diego De La Hoya (20-0-0, 9 KO’s)
  5. Moises Flores (25-0-0, 17 KO’s)

Bantamweight   —   (118 pound limit)

Champ – Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-1-2, 19 KO’s)   RING

  1. Zolani Tete (26-3-0, 21 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Jaime McDonnell (29-2-1, 13 KO’s)
  3. Ryan Burnett (18-0-0, 9 KO’s)   IBF, WBA
  4. Juan Carlos Payano (19-1-0, 9 KO’s)
  5. Zhanat Zhakiyanov (27-2-0, 18 KO’s)

Junior Bantamweight   —   (115 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Naoya Inoue (15-0-0, 13 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (44-4-1, 40 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Juan Francisco Estrada (36-2-0, 25 KO’s)
  4. Carlos Cuadras (36-2-1, 27 KO’s)
  5. Khalid Yafai (23-0-0, 14 KO’s)   WBA

Flyweight   —   (112 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Donnie Nietes (40-1-4, 22 KO’s)   IBF
  2. Diago Higa (14-0-0, 14 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Juan Carlos Reveco (39-3-0, 19 KO’s)
  4. Moruti Mthalane (35-2-0, 24 KO’s)
  5. Sho Kimura (16-1-2, 9 KO’s)   WBO

Junior Flyweight   —   (108 pound limit)

Champ – Ryoichi Taguchi (27-2-2, 12 KO’s)   RING, IBF, WBA

  1. Ken Shiro (12-0-0, 6 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Milan Melindo (37-3-0, 13 KO’s)
  3. Carlos Canizales (19-0-1, 16 KO’s)
  4. Pedro Guavara (30-3-1, 17 KO’s)
  5. Ganigan Lopez (28-7-0, 17 KO’s)

Strawweight   —   (105 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Wanheng Menayothin (49-0-0, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Knockout CP Freshmart (16-0-0, 7 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Hiroto Kyoguchi (9-0-0, 7 KO’s)   IBF
  4. Byron Rojas (24-3-3, 10 KO’s)
  5. Jose Argumedo (20-4-1, 12 KO’s)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Anthony Joshua (19-0-0, 19 KO’s)   IBF, WBA
  2. Deontay Wilder (38-0-0, 37 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Kubrat Pulev (25-1-0, 13 KO’s)
  4. Luis Ortiz (27-0-0, 23 KO’s)
  5. Joseph Parker (24-0-0, 18 KO’s)   WBO

Cruiserweight   —   (200 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Oleksandr Usyk (13-0-0, 11 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Murat Gassiev (24-0-0, 17 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Mairis Briedes (23-0-0, 18 KO’s)   WBC
  4. Denis Lebedev (30-2-0, 22 KO’s)   WBA
  5. Yunier Dorticos (22-0-0, 21 KO’s)

Light Heavyweight      (175 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Adonis Stevenson (29-1-0, 24 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Sergey Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KO’s)
  3. Eleider Alvarez (23-0-0, 11 KO’s)
  4. Oleksandr Gvozdyk (14-0-0, 12 KO’s)
  5. Artur Beterbiev (11-0-0, 11 KO’s)

Super Middleweight   —   (168 pounds limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. James DeGale (23-1-1, (14 KO’s)   IBF
  2. Gilberto Ramirez (36-0-0, 24 KO’s)   WBO
  3. George Groves (26-3-0, 19 KO’s)   WBA
  4. Callum Smith (23-0-0, 17 KO’s)
  5. Chris Eubank Jr (26-1-0, 20 KO’s)

Middleweight   —   (160 pound limit)

Champ – Saul Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KO’s)   RING

  1. Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KO’s)   IBF, WBA, WBC
  2. Daniel Jacobs (32-2-0, 29 KO’s)
  3. David Lemieux (38-3-0, 33 KO’s)
  4. Billy Joe Saunders (25-0-0, 12 KO’s)   WBO
  5. Sergiy Derevyanchenko (11-0-0, 9 KO’s)

Junior Middleweight   —   (154 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Jermell Charlo (29-0-0, 14 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Miguel Cotto (41-5-0, 33 KO’s)   WBO
  4. Demetrius Andrade (24-0-0, 16 KO’s)
  5. Austin Trout (30-3-0, 17 KO’s)

Welterweight   —   (147 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Keith Thurman (28-0-0, 22 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Errol Spence Jr (22-0-0, 19 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Shawn Porter (27-2-1, 17 KO’s)
  4. Kell Brook (36-2-0, 25 KO’s)
  5. Danny Garcia (33-1-0, 19 KO’s)

Junior Welterweight   —   (140 pound limit)

Champ – Terence Crawford (32-0-0, 23 KO’s)   RING, IBF, WBA WBC, WBO

  1. Mikey Garcia (37-0-0, 30 KO’s)
  2. Viktor Postol (29-1-0, 12 KO’s)
  3. Antonio Orozco (26-0-0, 17 KO’s)
  4. Regis Prograis (20-0-0, 17 KO’s)
  5. Adrian Granados (18-5-2, 12 KO’s)

Lightweight   —   (135 pound limit)

Champ – Jorge Linares (43-3-0, 27 KO’s)   RING, WBA

  1. Mikey Garcia (37-0-0, 30 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Terry Flanagan (33-0-0, 13 KO’s)   WBO
  3. Robert Easter (20-0-0, 14 KO’s)   IBF
  4. Denis Shofikov (38-3-1, 20 KO’s)
  5. Raymundo Beltran (34-7-1, 21 KO’s)

Junior Lightweight   —   (130 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1-0, 7 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Miguel Berchelt (32-1-0, 28 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Jezreel Corrales (22-1-0, 8 KO’s)   WBA
  4. Orlando Salido (44-13-4, 31, KO’s)
  5. Gervonta Davis (19-0-0, 18 KO’s)

Featherweight   —   (126 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Leo Santa Cruz (33-1-1, 18 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Garry Russel Jr (28-1-0, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Carl Frampton (23-1-0, 14 KO’s)
  4. Lee Selby (25-1-0, 9 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Abner Mares (30-2-1, 15 KO’s)

Junior Featherweight   —   (122 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0-0, 11 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Jesse Magdaleno (25-0-0, 18 KO’s)   WBO
  3. Rey Vargas (30-0-0, 22 KO’s)   WBC
  4. Diego De La Hoya (20-0-0, 9 KO’s)
  5. Moises Flores (25-0-0, 17 KO’s)

Bantamweight   —   (118 pound limit)

Champ – Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-1-2, 19 KO’s)   RING

  1. Jaime McDonnell (29-2-1, 13 KO’s)
  2. Juan Carlos Payano (19-1-0, 9 KO’s)
  3. Zhanat Zhakiyanov (27-1-0, 18 KO’s)   WBA
  4. Zolani Tete (25-3-0, 20 KO’s)   WBO
  5. Ryan Burnett (17-0-0, 9 KO’s)   IBF

Junior Bantamweight   —   (115 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Naoya Inoue (14-0-0, 12 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (44-4-1, 40 KO’s)   WBC
  3. Juan Francisco Estrada (36-2-0, 25 KO’s)
  4. Carlos Cuadras (36-2-1, 27 KO’s)
  5. Khalid Yafai (22-0-0, 14 KO’s)   WBA

Flyweight   —   (112 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Kazuto Ioka (22-1-0, 13 KO’s)   WBA
  2. Donnie Nietes (40-1-4, 22 KO’s)   IBF
  3. Diago Higa (13-0-0, 13 KO’s)   WBC
  4. Juan Carlos Reveco (39-3-0, 19 KO’s)
  5. Vincent LeGrand (24-0-0, 14 KO’s)

Junior Flyweight   —   (108 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Kosei Tanaka (10-0-0, 6 KO’s)   WBO
  2. Pedro Guevara (30-2-1, 17 KO’s)
  3. Milan Melindo (37-2-0, 13 KO’s)   IBF
  4. Ryoichi Taguchi (26-2-2, 12 KO’s)   WBA
  5. Carlos Canizales (18-0-1, 15 KO’s)

Strawweight   —   (105 pound limit)

Champ – Vacant

  1. Chayaphon Moonsri (48-0-0, 17 KO’s)   WBC
  2. Knockout CP Freshmart (16-0-0, 7 KO’s)   WBA
  3. Byron Rojas (20-3-3, 9 KO’s)
  4. Hiroto Kyoguchi (8-0-0, 6 KO’s)   IBF
  5. Jose Argumedo (20-4-1, 12 KO’s)   IBF

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This Saturday night March 4th 2017, WBA Welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KO’s) and WBC Welterweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-0, 18 KO’s), will square off to unify those very titles.  The fight will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York, will air on Showtime Championship Boxing on CBS, and is brought to you by Premiere Boxing Champions.  In the co-feature, Erickson Lubin (17-0, 12 KO’s) will take on Jorge Cota (25-1, 22 KO’s), in a 12 round Junior Middleweight bout.  Also on the card, Andrzej Fonfara VS Chad Dawson in a 10 round Light Heavyweight bout.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

KEITH THURMAN

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-Record:  27 – 0 – 0, 22 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  69″

-Notable Fights

  • Diego Chavez  —  Win, KO 10th round (12), 7/27/13.  (Won WBA interim Welterweight title)
  • Robert Guerrero  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 3/7/15.
  • Shawn Porter  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 6/25/16.

 

DANNY GARCIA

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-Record:  33 – 0 – 0, 18 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  68.5″

-Notable Fights

  • Erik Morales  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 3/24/12.  (Won vacant WBC Junior Welterweight title)
  • Amir Khan  —  Win, TKO 4th round (12), 6/14/12.  (Won WBAsuper/TheRing Junior Welterweight titles)
  • Lucas Matthysse  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 9/14/13.  (Won Lineal Junior Welterweight title)

 

Predictions:

Andrzej Fonfara  —  def  —  Chad Dawson  —  via  —  TKO 7th round

Erickson Lubin  —  def  —  Jorge Cota  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Keith Thurman  —  def  —  Danny Garcia  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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This Saturday night November 12th 2017, Danny “Swift” Garcia (32-0, 18 KO’s) will take on Samuel Vargas (25-2-1, 13 KO’s).  The fight will be a scheduled 10 rounds, and will not be for Garcia’s WBC Welterweight title.  It will be Presented by Premier Boxing Champions, and will be live on SpikeTv at 9pm ET.  in the co-feature, Jarrett Hurd (18-0, 12 KO’s) will take on Jorge Cota (25-1, 22 KO’s) in a 12 round Junior Middleweight bout.  Also on the card, Javier Fortuna (30-1-1, 22 KO’s) will take on the undefeated Omar Douglas (17-0, 12 KO’s).  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

DANNY GARCIA

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-Record:  32 – 0 – 0, 18 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  68.5″

-Notable Fights

  • Amir Khan  —  Win, TKO 4th round (12), 7/14/12.  (Won WBAsuper & TheRing Junior Welterweight titles)
  • Lucas Matthysse  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 9/14/13.
  • Robert Guerrero  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 1/23/16.  (Won Vacant WBC Welterweight title)

 

SAMUEL VARGAS

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-Record:  25 – 2 – 1, 13 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  72″

-Notable Fights

  • Julius Bunda  —  Win, TKO 6th round, 2013.  (Won NABA Canada Super Welterweight title)

 

Predictions:

Omar Douglas  —  def  —  Javier Fortuna  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Jarrett Hurd  —  def  —  Jorge Cota  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

Danny Garcia  —  def  —  Samuel Vargas  —  via  —  KO 6th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Image result for garcia vs thurmanMarch 4th 2017 will be an exciting day for the boxing world, as two of the biggest stars in the Welterweight division will go head to head.  WBC Welterweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (32-0, 18 KO’s) and WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KO’s) will go at it to unify their titles.  Garcia has a date with Samuel Vargas first on November 12th, but it has been made official that he and Thurman will fight in March.

Garcia defeated Robert Guerrero back in January of this year to capture the vacant WBC welterweight title, and has not fought since.  Thurman successfully defended his WBA welterweight title back in June, when he got a narrow unanimous decision victory against Shawn Porter.  This is a very intriguing matchup because both men are excellent counter punchers, but can also move forward very effectively.  I would have to say that of the two men, Thurman is the more aggressive fighter, but has shown recently that he is also very dangerous off of his back foot.  Garcia is a known counter puncher, but can really bring it when he smells blood.

The fight is still quite some time away, so a venue has not been chosen yet.  Danny Garcia does still have an obstacle to overcome, much like Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev took tune up fights, even though they already agreed to fight each other.  Samuel Vargas will pose no threat to Garcia, but as they say, one punch can change everything.  Garcia must keep focused against Vargas if he wants his future to be safe.  No fighter can be taken lightly, especially when he’s hurt, but Vargas will be very out matched against Garcia.  We look forward to March, and this great natch up.