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Danny Garcia: I Wanted One More Fight, Keith Thurman is Next!

By Carlos Boogs

WBC welterweight world champion Danny "Swift" Garcia (32-0, 18 KOs) confirms that his next fight is a final step to a unification with WBA welterweight champion Keith "One Time" Thurman.

Garcia will make his first appearance in his native Philadelphia since 2010 as he takes on Colombia's Samuel Vargas (25-2-1, 13 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Saturday, November 12 from Temple University's Liacouras Center.

Garcia, a two-division world champion, will face Vargas in a ten round non-title encounter. The fight is Garcia's first since winning the WBC welterweight crown in January with a twelve round decision over Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero.

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Most fans were irate with Garcia's selection for next month's outing. Vargas was demolished in four rounds last year when he faced undefeated welterweight contender Errol Spence Jr. at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Garcia says he was trying to avoid a long stint of inactivity when he entered the ring against Thurman next year, so he requested to have one more fight against a  lower caliber of opponent.

The fight with Thurman is being targeted for the early part of 2017. There are two dates reserved in Las Vegas, during the month of January, at the MGM Grand. Promoter Tom Brown, who works with PBC, reserved the dates in question.
 
"My dad and I wanted to get one more fight in before the end of the year and there was no doubt in my mind it had to be in Philadelphia," said Garcia. "My team got it done and it's a great feeling to fight at home over the holidays. I'm excited to use this opportunity to give back to the community and put on a show on November 12. This city means everything to me."

 "I'm gearing up for a big fight with Keith Thurman next year that's going to be a can't miss event. First, I'm going to fight for my city on November 12."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sugar ray lenrd on 10-18-2016

[QUOTE=Metho_4u;17122197]That's fine, so you admit that he ducked berto, thanks[/QUOTE] No I didn't admit that. What's there to duck? Is just smart boxing sense. Why jeopardize a big $ money against Thurman for Berto? :boxing:

Comment by Metho_4u on 10-14-2016

Garcia is a pathetic example of a champion no matter how you slice it.

Comment by Metho_4u on 10-14-2016

[QUOTE=sugar ray lenrd;17122149]Right...just like Canelo ducked GGG...right of course...Danny whip your boy Lucas:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:[/QUOTE] That's fine, so you admit that he ducked berto, thanks

Comment by sugar ray lenrd on 10-14-2016

[QUOTE=DJ_Quaaludes;17122142]I was thinking about this the other day. While it's nice to see the sanctioning bodies every once and a while step up and say 'ummm no this is not legit', it would totally blow if Vargas somehow pulled the…

Comment by sugar ray lenrd on 10-14-2016

[QUOTE=Metho_4u;17122023]That's correct, he DUCKED berto, yeah, the Thurman fight is coming....lol sure it is.[/QUOTE] Right...just like Canelo ducked GGG...right of course...Danny whip your boy Lucas:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

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