Listen: Garcia-Thurman Media Call

One of the biggest fights of the year comes next weekend, when Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman will clash in a battle of two undefeated welterweight champions. The fight will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on March 4.

Tensions have run high between Garcia and Thurman, both before the fight was announced and during the buildup thanks in particular to some incendiary comments made by Garcia’s father Angel at a recent press conference.

During Wednesday’s media conference call however, Thurman and Garcia were mostly subdued, as each man is calm and confident heading into the biggest fight of their respective careers.

"The winner of this fight is going to be the man of 147 division," Thurman said. "Lately, the welterweight division, whoever is at the top of 147, kind of has been the face of boxing and it is due to Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao and things of that nature.  The heavyweight division is coming back but the fight fans, true boxing fans, they’re on everything,  They’re onto Triple G, Canelo, Wilder and Joshua.

"But still, with all that going on, 147 is a tremendous weight class and the winner of this fight is going to get a little bit of what I call ‘spotlight priority’.  They’re going to step up into the world of boxing.  They’re going to get talked about a lot more.  And they’re going to get some high expectations sent upon them.  This is what it is, man.  It’s what comes when you are champion and you stay champion and you keep making a name for yourself."

Listen to the full media call below.

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