Showtime’s Espinoza: Garcia v Thurman – prizefighting at its finest

Garcia v Thurman 05/02/2017

Stephen Espinoza is thoroughly excited about next month’s welterweight clash that sees the number one and two in the division lock horns to crown the top fighter at 147 pounds.

Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman put their respective world titles on the line at the Barclays Center in New York in a mouth-watering contest that has had the boxing world buzzing from its inception in late 2016.

Espinoza is purring over the fact Garcia and Thurman bring a 60-0 record between with 41 KO’s, as the pair battle it out to follow Floyd Mayweather Jr. as the top welterweight on the planet.

“Our goal is to deliver the biggest, most meaningful matchups to the broadest audience, and an event of this magnitude belongs on CBS,” said Espinoza, who is currently the Executive Vice President and General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports.

“This is truly prizefighting at its finest – two undefeated champions in the prime of their careers fighting to unify boxing’s glamour division.

“When the two best fighters square off we often get spectacular results, as we saw (DeGale v Jack, recently).

“The bar has been set high in 2017, and we have every reason to believe Keith and Danny will put on another tremendous show at Barclays Center on March 4,” he added.

Two co-feature bouts have been set for the event as ex-world champion Omar Narvaez faces Manny Rodriguez in a bantamweight encounter and undefeated Erickson Lubin battles Jorge Cota at super-welterweight.