We’ve got an absolute doozy of a fight on tap for tonight, as Keith Thurman will face off against Danny Garcia in a welterweight unification bout. These are two of the top pound-for-pound boxers on the planet, with Thurman being the current WBA champion and Garcia holding the WBC belt.
A fight of this magnitude is extremely rare and is the definition of must-see television. Check out this quote from Dan Rafael to help put this bout into perspective, “The fight is just the 10th unification bout in the division’s star-studded history. Among them: Leonard-Hearns, Oscar De La Hoya-Felix Trinidad and Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao.”
That is a murderer’s row of boxing legends. This high stakes bout is scheduled for 12 rounds, and the fists will be flying on CBS. That’s right, folks. We’ve got two undefeated fighters throwing down in a unification bout on regular ass TV. No pay-per-view, no HBO, no Showtime, just regular ass TV. #Blessed
Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) is from Clearwater, Florida, and he’s arguably the most devastating power puncher in the welterweight division. He’s made three successful title defenses, and his most recent fight was his most impressive victory yet. On June 25, 2016, Thurman defeated Shawn Porter via unanimous decision to retain his WBA belt.
Garcia (33-0, 19 KOs) is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and he’s held belts in two weight classes over his career. On March 24, 2012, Garcia defeated Erik Morales via unanimous decision to win the WBC light welterweight title. And in his very next fight, Garcia unified light welterweight titles by knocking out Amir Khan in the fourth round of their July 14, 2012 bout.
Garcia would later move up to welterweight, and he won the WBC title after beating Robert Guerrero via unanimous decision on January 23, 2016. He’s fought once since then, knocking out Samuel Vargas in the 7th round of a non-title bout.
Now that you know a little bit about the matchup, let’s break down all of the ways you can watch the fight.
Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia Tale Of The Tape
Age: Thurman (28), Garcia (28)
Height: Thurman (5’7.5″), Garcia (5’8.5″)
Reach: Thurman (69 in), Garcia (68.5 in)
Weight: Thurman (146.25 lb), Garcia (146.5 lb)
Stance: Thurman (Orthodox), Garcia (Orthodox)
Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia Viewing Details
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 P.M. EST
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
TV Channel: CBS (Check local listings)
Odds: Thurman -235, Garcia +190
How To Live Stream Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia Online
Your best bet for watching Thurman and Garcia duke it out via a live stream is CBS Sports Live Extra. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
Watch Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch today’s fight on your TV or computer, CBS has you covered with their CBS Sports app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, Google Play, or Windows Store.