Let's take a spin around the rumor mill once again, because, well, why not? Talk has been heating up that Thurman-Porter and Garcia-Guerrero are both in the works for later this fall. Although the Twittersphere is catching fire about these potential fights, FightHype is also citing sources who are substantiating that these match-ups are really being negotiated.
According to their sources, Thurman-Porter is being considered to go on a Oct. 3 PBC card featuring Adrien Broner vs. Khabib Allakhverdiev, and Garcia-Guerrero is being considered for a late October date. With all that speculation out of the way, let's just consider the match-ups themselves at face-value.
Thurman-Porter is a good fight. Both are young, top-10 rated welterweights entering their primes (TBRB has them rated #5 and #6 respectively). On the surface, this is a legit match-up and should go on to prove who has the chops to contend at the top of the welterweight division.
As for Garcia-Guerrero, I'm a little conflicted. Considering the styles, I don't think it's a terrible fight, but I really never thought too highly of Robert Guerrero and I think his recent fights have proven that he's fading rather quickly. He's coming off a split-decision win over Aaron Martinez (19-4-1, 4 KOs), but was dropped in ugly fashion at the end of 4th round of that fight, against a guy who isn't considered a big puncher. To me, it's a sign that the wear and tear of the battles he's been in has taken its toll.
For Danny Garcia, this appears to be another name he can put on his resume, against another guy who isn't likely to win at this stage of his career. But let's also add in the fact that there's no way either of these fighters would be able to steal the show away from trainers Angel Garcia and Ruben Guerrero. The build-up to that fight would be EPIC, and I'd anticipate that more than the fight itself.
Tell me fans, what do you think of these rumored fights?