Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia analysis & prediction

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By Harry Rowland: After having to watch Danny Garcia in far too many foregone conclusions of late, we finally have an absolute 50/50 match-up in Keith Thurman. At this particular time this is the most relevant fight in the Welterweight division. We have two unbeaten fighters with similar experience, and both in their prime.

A very recent common opponent is Robert Guerrero, who took them both the distance in losing but competitive efforts. Thurman appeared to produce the more dominate win, using his foot speed to stay away from attacks, and also knock him down late. Thurman has the slight edge in power with 79% of fights ending in stoppage to Garcia’s 58%. This is more to do with Thurman’s speed as his power shots come unexpectedly. Their actual standing foot planted power is around the same.

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Andrzej Fonfara vs. Chad Dawson on Sat. on CBS

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By Jim Dower: #9 WBC Andrzej Fonfara (28-4, 16 KOs) will be looking to rebound from his recent 1st round knockout loss to Joe Smith Jr. when he returns to the ring this Saturday night against former IBF/WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson (34-4, 19 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. They’ll be fighting on the undercard of the Danny Garcia vs. Keith Thurman card.

The 29-year-old Fonfara’s career was looking great until recently when he destroyed by the hard hitting Smith Jr. on June 18 last year. It was a bitter pill for Fonfara to swallow, as the fight took place in front of his own fans at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois.

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Andrzej Fonfara vs. Chad Dawson on Garcia-Thurman undercard

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By Allan Fox: Former IBF/WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson (34-4, 19 KOs) and #8 WBC, #13 IBF Andrzej Fonfara (28-4, 16 KOs) have been added to the undercard of the welterweight unification fight between WBC champion Danny Garcia and WBC champ Keith Thurman on March 4 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

It’s unclear if the Fonfara-Dawson fight will be shown on the televised portion of Showtime Championship Boxing or if it will be an off TV fight. The card has already got some good undercard fights on it already. I don’t know if you can call the Fonfara-Dawson fight a good match.

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Stevenson vs. Williams card loses Alvarez-Dawson


By Patrick McHugh: The July 29th fight between WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams Jr. took a bit hit earlier today with the news that the co-feature bout between unbeaten #1 WBC Eleider Alvarez and Chad Dawson won’t be taking place.

The 34-year-old former world champion Dawson suffered a shoulder injury during training camp and had to pull out of the fight with the unbeaten Alvarez. The promoter for the card, Yvon Michel, is looking for a replacement to step in and face Alvarez, who will remain in the co-feature spot.

It’s pretty important that that the 32-year-old Alvarez remains in the co-feature spot because he’s going to be facing the 38-year-old Stevenson soon or Williams Jr. if he beats Stevenson.

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Chad Dawson vs. Eleider Alvarez on July 29


By Patrick McHugh: Unbeaten #1 WBC light heavyweight contender Eleider Alvarez (19-0, 10 KOs) will be facing former IBF/WBC 175lb champion Chad Dawson (34-4, 19 KOs) on July 29 on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV from the Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The Alvarez vs. Dawson fight will be the co-feature bout on the Adonis Stevenson (27-1, 22 KOs) vs. Thomas Williams Jr. (20-1, 14 KOs) card.

It’s hard to see Dawson being able to being able to take Alvarez’s big shots. Dawson has shown to have a chin problem in fights against Andre Ward, Stevenson and Karpency. Alvarez doesn’t have the same kind of power that Stevenson does, but he appears to be a bigger puncher than Ward.

It stands to reason that if Dawson couldn’t handle the power of Ward, he probably won’t be able to take the power of Alvarez for long without getting knocked out. Dawson used to be a very good defensive fighter during the early part of his career.

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Chad Dawson vs. Cornelius White this Saturday in Mashantucket, Connecticut

dawson2By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson (33-4, 18 KOs) will be fighting this Saturday night in a risky 10 round fight against the hard hitting Cornelius White (23-4, 17 KOs) in a 10 round un-televised bout at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. This has to be seen as a true 50-50 fight because both fighters are badly flawed. As poor as Dawson has looked lately, you would have to pick White as the favorite to win this fight because he’s got the power to stop Dawson early.

The Dawson-White fight will be on the undercard of the Gary Russell Jr. vs. Patrick Hyland fight card, which will be televised on Showtime Championship Boxing. Toe show you how card Dawson has fallen as a fighter from his championship days, he’s now lost 3 out of his last five fights in defeats to Tommy Karpency, Andre Ward and Adonis Stevenson.

Dawson’s 10 round split decision loss to Karpency last October was a real crushing blow to his career because it a defeat against a fringe contender and not to a world champion caliber fighter. Dawson was staggered at one point in the fight, and he looked really bad.

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Chad Dawson battles Shujaa El Amin on Tuesday

dawson6756By Dan Ambrose: Former IBF/WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson (32-4, 18 KOs) will be back in action on Tuesday after a 14-month layoff in a scheduled 10 round fight on Fox Sports 1 on Premier Boxing Champions against little known journeyman Shujaa El Amin (12-8, 6 KOs) from the Sun National Bank Center, in Trenton, New Jersey.

Dawson’s career has really gone downhill in the last three years with three defeats in his last four fights since 2012. The biggest blow for Dawson was him losing to a very mediocre fighter in Tommy Karpency last year in October.

Karpency is a gate keeper type fighter at best, and someone you don’t lose to if you’re any good. Dawson suffered a hand injury early in the fight and was forced to fight with one hand in the second half of the contest. But that still doesn’t excuse the fact that he was staggered a couple of times by Karpency in the fight.

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Is Chad Dawson washed up?

dawson6756By Allan Fox: Former IBF/WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson (32-4, 18 KOs) has seen his once promising career plummet in the last two years with him losing 3 out of his last 4 fights. At 32, there are some boxing fans who feel that Dawson is over-the-hill physically and has nothing left in the tank.

In a recent fight against 2nd tier fighter Tommy Karpency, Dawson was shockingly beaten by a 10 round split decision in October of this year. This was supposed to have been a showcase fight for the 6’1” Dawson to put him in position for a world title shot against one of the champions, but instead the defeat has a lot of boxing fans wondering if it’s all over for him.

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