Mouthing Of with StroudRounder: Boxing in March

Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia

March is jam packed with some high quality boxing events. None higher than two in particular, taking place in New York. Tonight, March 4th, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn will host the battle of the two top Welterweights in the World; Keith “One Time” Thurman and Danny “Swift” Garcia. WOW! This matchup has been a long time coming and now it will happen. Thurman is sporting a 27-0 record with 22 KO’s and Garcia is holding down a 33-0 profile with just 19 KO’s. Back in November Danny Garcia had a tune up fight in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Liacouras Center where he scored the TKO in the 7th Round over Samuel Vargas of Canada. Keith Thurman was sitting ringside on commentary and as soon as the fight was over “One Time” didn’t waste any time to jump in that ring and go face to face with Garcia.

This fight on Saturday night should be a war where each combatant will be looking to unify the WBC World Welterweight title and WBA Super World Welterweight titles in a 12 Round bout. After looking at each fighter and their previous opponents I deem that this fight will go the distance and I would NOT be surprised if it ends in a draw.

Gennady Golovkin vs. Danny Jacobs

The other big time fight taking place in March will be inside the hollowed grounds of the Mecca of sports, Madison Square Garden. This fight will be on the 18th and will be shown on HBO PPV. Gennady Golovkin will facing Brooklyn’s own Danny Jacobs in a unification of a total of four different Middleweight titles. The WBA Super World, WBC World, IBF World and the IBO World Middleweight titles will either be going to Los Angeles or staying put in Brooklyn. If Golovkin can score that KO which a lot of boxing purists think will happen he better get himself some heavy duty luggage to take care of all that gold. On the other side if Jacobs can withstand the power of the heavy hitting GGG I’m sure he will find some family or friends in attendance to help him carry those belts out of the arena that night. The major story coming out of this fight will be if Jacobs can keep his chin intact.

I’m a believer that if Danny can make it through the seventh or eighth round he will be able to go the distance. I’m going to go way out on a limb here and say that Jacobs will procure a split decision win over the Kazakhstan native. Golovkin is currently sporting a 36-0 with a monstrous 33 KO’s. The Brooklyn resident is sitting pretty with a 32-1 record and 29 KO’s. That lone loss was back in 2010 when Dmitry Pirog scored a TKO in the 5th and Jacobs credits that loss on some health issues he was battling at the time. Since then he has reeled off 12 wins in a row with 11 of those coming by way of TKO or KO. This promises to be a classic, dare I say and ESPN Instant Classic!

Remember this is my opinion and if I want yours, I’ll give it to you.