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Clearwater’s Keith Thurman beats Danny Garcia for another belt

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Over his left shoulder, Keith Thurman held a world championship belt. In his right hand, Thurman held another world championship belt. Next? Thurman beat previously unbeaten champion Danny Garcia in a split decision Saturday night to double his titles. The two were divided on judges at 115-113, while the third judge scored it 116-112 in favor of Thurman. The CBS unofficial scorekeeper also had at 116-112. “One Time became Two Times, baby,” said Thurman, referring to his “One Time” nickname.…

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Clearwater’s Keith Thurman seeks to add another belt tonight

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Deep down, Keith Thurman knows. Deep down, he believes. This one, this one, will be tougher than his fight-of-the-year victory over Shawn Porter. This one, this one, will be more of a challenge. This one, this one, puts his face at risk. For Thurman, this is the fight to silence any doubters, although after his victory over Porter, there can’t be many left. This time, he fights to unify the WBA and WBO welterweight title belts when he matches his…

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Clearwater’s Keith Thurman seeks another belt in his collection

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Champion of the world here. Champion of the world there. Unbeaten fighter here. Unbeaten fighter there. Hungry athlete here. Hungry athlete there. And so it is that history awaits Clearwater boxer Keith Thurman, whose next test is March 4 against Danny Garcia in New York. For Thurman, it mght be his toughest challenge yet. Garcia is 33-0 and the WBO champion. Thurman is 27-0 and WBA champion. For a lot of boxers, being the champion is the goal. For Thurman,…

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Gators Christian Garcia receives award for helping victim

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There are bad things in the land of college football. There is violence and drug use. There is entitlement and players taking shortcuts. However, there are good things, too. Just ask Florida Gators linebacker Christian Garcia, who was honored at the White House this week as part of the “It’s on Us” Awards, created by President Barack Obama to help put a stop to sexual assaults on college campuses. In July, Garcia was working as a security guard at a…

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Big-time Florida clemency attorney Reggie Garcia lectures at SPC downtown

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Being a felon in Florida — in America — means losing a few privileges, a few civil rights. In this state, you’ll no longer retain the right to vote, hold public office, sit on a jury (not that anyone ever really wants to do that), and possess a firearm, should you be convicted of any felony charge. People like Reggie Garcia, a soon-to-be 55-year-old clemency attorney originally from Tampa, realize that in some instances, it just takes being in the…

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