Keith Thurman Makes a Surprise Prediction for Errol Spence Jr. vs Danny Garcia

Published 12/05/2020, 5:09 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 12: Boxer Errol Spence Jr. poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Spence will meet Javier Castro in a junior middleweight bout on December 13 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)


Several boxing fans from all over the globe will tune in to watch the welterweight title clash between current champion (WBC & IBF) Errol Spence Jr. and former champion (WBC) Danny Garcia this weekend.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The high-voltage matchup might change the orthodox beliefs of the active roster as they believe Garcia could walk out with the belts. ‘Swift’ has all the chances of landing an upset and considering his in-ring experience, he is a legitimate threat for ‘The Truth’.

Errol Spence Jr. is still unbeaten and appears to be leading the odds in the bookie’s market. However, several boxers and analysts have already billed this fight as an extremely tough one to predict.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Keith Thurman, the former champion, also dived into the mix and offered his view on the upcoming welterweight blockbuster. Although he favors Errol Spence Jr. in the mix, he also hailed Danny Garcia as a problem inside the squared circle.

Errol Spence Jr. vs Danny Garcia is a fan-favorite fight

‘One Time’ connected with Behind The Gloves to shed light on the fight and pointed out some advantages for both- Spence Jr. and Garcia.

Keith Thurman said, “I expect Errol to bring in a lots of technique. I expect him to bring in his good defense. I like to see him try to control the ring with the jab. He was trying to do that against Shawn Porter, but it’s not going to work against Porter.”

He added, “Porter has that pendulum movement, this and that. Danny doesn’t do that. So, I think if he (Errol) wants to go back to that pin you down with a jab strategy. I think that might end up playing out well for him. He’s got to watch out for that big counters though.”

Thurman has previously faced Garcia and overcame the ‘Swift’ via decision. Thus, he knows the kind of trouble the 32-year-old can bring. So, he alarmed Errol Spence Jr. of it.

‘One Time’ continued, “Danny is very poised there, and he is going to be throwing Philly bricks. He will try to turn an arrow into a Philly cheesesteak sandwich. He is trying to clean his clock, you know. He is the hardest puncher that I have ever been in the ring with.”

The welterweight division is stacked with many top-rated boxers, hunting for the title eagerly. Danny Garcia is one of them. So, we cannot rule him out despite considering Errol Spence Jr’s constant dominance in the ring.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Who would you think will have the last laugh in the battle?

DIVE DEEPER

Errol Spence Jr. vs Danny Garcia: Prediction and Analysis

7 months ago

 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Raj Sarkar

1893 articles

A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT