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KEITH THURMAN DEFEATS DANNY GARCIA VIA SPLIT DECISION TO UNIFY WBC AND WBA WELTERWEIGHT TITLES

By Ben Thompson | March 04, 2017
KEITH THURMAN DEFEATS DANNY GARCIA VIA SPLIT DECISION TO UNIFY WBC AND WBA WELTERWEIGHT TITLES

Moments ago at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman kept his undefeated record intact while adding the WBC title to his trophy case, defeating previously undefeated champion Danny Garcia via split decision to unify the 147-pound division. Relive all the action in FightHype's round-by-round results!

ROUND 1
Thurman comes out fast and aggressive. Right hand lands for Thurman. Garcia lands a nice 1-2. Right hand lands for Garcia. Thurman lands a jab. Left hand to the body lands for Thurman. Both men throwing big punches. Garcia fires his jab. Left to the body and a left upstairs lands for Garcia. Hard left hook lands for Thurman and a big right. Garcia backs up. Another right lands for Thurman. They trade jabs. HARD right lands for Thurman. Thurman walking Garcia down. Round to Thurman.

Thurman 10 Garcia 9

ROUND 2

Garcia circles as Thurman presses forward. Right hand lands for Thurman upstairs. Counter left hook lands for Garcia. Right to the body lands for Thurman. Now Thurman circles. Good right down the middle lands for Garcia. Thurman lands a left hook. Good right lands for Garcia. Thurman gets in a left. They trade jabs. Looping right from Garcia misses bad. Uppercut lands for Thurman. Left hand lands for Thurman followed by a right. Another right lands for Thurman. Round to Garcia, but Thurman may have stole it in the end on some scorecards.

Thurman 19 Garcia 19

ROUND 3

They trade jabs. Garcia jabs to the body. HARD left hook lands for Thurman and Garcia looks hurt as he doubles over. Straight right lands for Thurman. Another nice lead right lands for Thurman. Garcia digs a left and a right to the body. Thurman fires back. Stiff jab lands for Thurman. Right to the body lands for Garcia. Left hook upstairs lands for Thurman after Garcia lands a body shot. Another lead right from Thurman, but Garcia partially blocks it. They trade on the inside. Round to Thurman.

Thurman 29 Garcia 28

ROUND 4

They trade jabs again to start the round. 1-2 to the body lands for Thurman. Garcia answers with a hard left hook to the body of his own. Uppercut to the body lands for Thurman. They trade jabs. 1-2 from Thurman. Nice 1-2 from Garcia. Good counter left hook lands for Thurman. Stiff jab lands for Thurman. Jab to the body lands for Garcia. Thurman sticking his jab a lot. 1-2 lands for Thurman. Round to Thurman.

Thurman 39 Garcia 37

ROUND 5

Thurman fires his jab and his up on his toes. Right hand lands for Garcia. Jab lands for Garcia. Thurman walks him down. Jab lands for Thurman. Right hand lands for Thurman. Another. Left hook from Thurman just grazes Garcia. Garcia digs some left hooks to the body. Looping right lands for Thurman upstairs. Nice right and a left lands for Thurman. Garcia flurries to the body. Round to Thurman.

Thurman 49 Garcia 46

ROUND 6

Garcia sticks a jab. Thurman doubles up on his jab. Left hook from Thurman lands upstairs. They trade jabs. Short left lands for Thurman. Garcia misses with a 1-2. Thurman lands to the body. Left lands for Garcia. Thurman digs a left to the body. Nice 1-2 lands for Garcia on the head of Thurman. Thurman digs a left to the body. Looping right lands for Thurman. Close round, but I give it to Garcia.

Thurman 58 Garcia 56

ROUND 7

Right to the body lands for Garcia. Thurman lands a straight right to the body. Sweeping left from Thurman is partially blocked. Four-punch combo from Garcia partially blocked, but a couple got in. They trade jabs. Nice right lands for Thurman. They trade rights. Left to the body lands for Garcia. Short right lands for Thurman. Garcia gets a warning for a low blow. Left hook lands for Thurman. Again. Another left hook lands for Thurman. Round to Thurman.

Thurman 68 Garcia 65

ROUND 8

They trade on the inside. Thurman circles on the outside. Left from Thurman grazes Garcia. Garcia swings a left to the body. Left from Thurman touches Garcia. Stiff jab lands for Thurman. Right hand lands for Thurman. Garcia answers with one of his own. Another right from Garcia. Thurman answers with a left and a right uppercut. Round to Thurman.

Thurman 78 Garcia 74

ROUND 9

Garcia digs a right to the body. Now a left to the body for Garcia. Thurman jabs to the body. Jab lands for Garcia. They trade jabs. Uppercut lands for Thurman. Garcia lands a jab. 1-2 from Thurman. Good left to the body lands for Thurman. Another left hook and a right uppercut lands for Thurman. They trade to end the round. Close one, but I give it to Thurman, who seems to be the busier guy in there.

Thurman 88 Garcia 83

ROUND 10

They trade jabs. 1-2 from Thurman. Garcia fires a 1-2. Right to the body lands for Garcia. Short left hook lands for Thurman. Looping right lands for Thurman, but he eats a left to the body from Garcia. Nice counter right lands for Garcia. Double jab lands for Garcia. They trade jabs. Right lands for Garica, but he eats an uppercut from Thurman. They trade at the bell. Round to Garcia.

Thurman 97 Garcia 93

ROUND 11

Thurman showing a lot of movement. Garcia fires his jab. Right to the body lands for Garcia. Jab lands for Thurman. Nice left to the body lands for Thurman. Short left hook lands for Thurman. They trade body shots. Thurman fires his jab and dances away. They trade on the inside. 1-2lands for Thurman. Right to the body lands for Garcia. Close round that I'll give to Garcia, but I can see someone else giving it to Thurman.

Thurman 106 Garcia 103

ROUND 12

HARD right lands for Thurman to start the round. Jab lands for Thurman. Left hook from Thurman grazes Garcia upstairs. Short left hook lands for Thurman. Thurman triples up on his jab as he sticks and moves. Garcia fires a right to the body. Left hook lands for Thurman. 1-2 to the body lands for Thurman. Right lands for Thurman, but he eats a right from Garcia. Garcia flurries to the body. Short right lands for Thurman. Jab lands for Thurman. Uppercut to the body lands for Thurman. Round to Thurman, who raises his hand in victory.

Thurman 116 Garcia 112

Official judges scorecards: 116-112 (Thurman), 115-113 (Garcia), 115-113 (Thurman)

THE WINNER BY SPLIT DECISION...KEITH THURMAN



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