WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia was fired up in the wake his victory over Samuel Vargas on Saturday night as the American immediately turned his attention to fellow title holder Keith Thurman.
Garcia had just dispatched of Vargas via a seventh round stoppage when Thurman entered the ring from his commentary position to get up close and personal with his future opponent.
‘Swift’ wasted no time warning Thurman of what he can expect on March 4, 2017 when the pair square off to crown the number two 147 pounder on the planet behind the rejuvenated Manny Pacquiao.
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“I just had to tell Keith that he’s next,” said Garcia. “I’m going to beat him down. There’s not much more to say. Keith is going to get what he asked for and now he’s going to face a big dog.
“On March 4, fans can expect what they always get from me. It’s going to be fireworks. I’m a Philly champion. I have the heart of a champion and I’m coming to win and unify titles.”
Thurman, like Garcia undefeated, is recognized as one of the biggest hitters in the division following a string of early finishes over the past few years.
As Garcia himself grows into the division from his position as super-lightweight king, fans can expect an all-out war next year as two of the top operators out there collide in a massive PBC match-up.