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Nate LoopFeatured ColumnistMarch 2, 2017

The sports world is generally in the doldrums in the period between the Super Bowl and the March Madness tournament, with only mid-to-late-season NBA basketball and overseas soccer doing much to carry omnivorous sports fans between major events.

Boxing has a chance to take a big stage and fill the sports vacuum on Saturday, with a must-see welterweight title matchup between Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia, airing for free on CBS under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.

Thurman holds the WBA world title, Garcia the WBC equivalent. Both men are undefeated, hard punchers and smart boxers. Thurman is Ring Magazine‘s second-ranked welterweight, with Garcia coming in at No. 7. 

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn has hosted several great fights over the past year or so, including a thrilling contest between Thurman and Shawn Porter. 

Everything is set up for this to be an entertaining spectacle. Here’s the viewing info for the contest.


Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia Fight Info

When: Saturday, March 4, 9 p.m. ET

Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York

TV: CBS (US), BoxNation (UK)

Live Stream: BoxNation (UK)

Tickets: ScoreBig.com

Tale of the Tape
27-0 Record 33-0
22 KOs, 79% KOs 19 KOs, 58%
124 Rounds 206
28 Age 28
5’7.5″ Height 5’8.5″
69″ Reach 68.5″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
W, UD, vs. Shawn Porter in June 2016 Last Time Out W, TKO, vs. Samuel Vargas in November 2016
BoxRec.com

According to OddsShark, Thurman is a 4-9 favorite over Garcia (as of March 1). Thurman has a reputation for incredible power, has been in the welterweight ranks longer than his opponent and has constantly challenged himself, whether it’s fighting the cagey Leonard Bundu or the kinetic Porter. 

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