Welterweight champion Keith Thurman is determined to retain his perfect record whilst adding the coveted WBC title currently in the possession of divisional rival Danny Garcia to his haul.
The pair clash on March 4 in a contest to crown the new king of 147 following the retirement of ex-pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. back in September 2015.
Thurman has put together a 27-0 C.V with 22 KO’s so far in his career and plans to end Garcia’s own impressive tally of 33 wins on the spin, next month.
“I know Danny is confident coming into this fight. He’s trying to challenge me and hurt me. I have an ‘0’ and I’m not ready to let it go. If you think you can beat me, beat me. It’s going down on March 4,” said Thurman.
“You can expect a world class fight. We’re both great champions with impressive skills. We’re going to be pushing each other and testing each other. I see myself as the smarter fighter. I’ve shown that I can adjust in the middle of a fight. With the experience that I have, I go in there with an objective I’m trying to achieve. If it’s not happening, then I have to use something else.
“Ultimately, my heart desires victory at this stage and at this level. I’m looking to do what I do best. Which is be a smart fighter, look for the openings and if I can cause some damage, hopefully I can capitalize on that.
“I’m doing this for my career, for my legacy and for the fans. Without the fans, there’s no legacy. I’ve been boxing for 21 years of my life and I look forward to having some more great years. I’m proud to be living my dream.
“Establishing a unification of a weight class is my ultimate goal in the sport of boxing. That’s what we’re working for,” he added.