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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On March 5, 2017 at 12:04 am EST

Keith Thurman defeated Danny Garcia in the welterweight championship unification bout from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Thurman continues his undefeated career, while Garcia lost for the first-time.

Thurman improved to 28-0 in his career, as he controlled the entire fight. He won. Is a split decision as he had two judges that indicated that he won.

Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia (Photo by Showtime Boxing)

Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia (Photo by Showtime Boxing)

The other judge, who was from New Jersey, had Garcia winning 115-113. The two judges had Thurman winning 116-112 and 115-113.

“I knew with a wide spread, if had to go to me when I heard,” Thurman said, who now holds the WBC and WBA welterweight titles.

Thurman and Garcia (33-1) came out throwing heavy punches in the first five rounds. Then, over the rest of the fight, things calmed down, as Garcia started to pick up rounds.

Garcia actually had a higher percentage of punches landed at 30% to 26%. But Thurman threw more punches, as he threw 570 punches. Garcia attempted 434.

“I thought I outboxed him,” Thurman said. “I thought it was a clear victory. But Danny, he came to fight.”

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