Heck With the Bass, Thurman Is All About the KAYO

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“Getting knockouts and creating knockouts, that’s what ‘One Time’ is all about” – Keith Thurman

One of boxing’s brightest young stars, hard-hitting interim WBA Welterweight World Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (23-0, 21 KOs) continues to call out the top fighters at 147 pounds. A crowd-pleasing boxer with exceptional power, Thurman is arguably boxing’s most feared and avoided fighter with a host of former world champions among those reluctant to face him. Check out this video to see some of the KO artist’s greatest hits and don’t miss Thurman’s return to the ring against fellow unbeaten European star Leonard Bundu (31-0-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday, Dec. 13, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).

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-deepwater2 :

I enjoy watching Thurman but is he really the most feared? He is fighting C level fighters while he should be fighting B level fighters. 39 year old Bundu? Thurman is in his prime, it is time to step up and he will be so much better for it. If he goes from fighting C level fighters right to the A list he will be outclassed as history shows us. Its not his fault because Thurman comes to fight and calls guys out but his advisor is not doing right by him. Turning down the Roc Nation offer was not a good career move. He would of had some nice buzz going for him if he was the first boxer signed by Roc Nation and I am sure they would have rolled out the red carpet for him as well as paying him huge paydays.


-Skibbz :

I enjoy watching Thurman but is he really the most feared? He is fighting C level fighters while he should be fighting B level fighters. 39 year old Bundu? Thurman is in his prime, it is time to step up and he will be so much better for it. If he goes from fighting C level fighters right to the A list he will be outclassed as history shows us. Its not his fault because Thurman comes to fight and calls guys out but his advisor is not doing right by him. Turning down the Roc Nation offer was not a good career move. He would of had some nice buzz going for him if he was the first boxer signed by Roc Nation and I am sure they would have rolled out the red carpet for him as well as paying him huge paydays.
I was at Gavin v Bundu a few months back and I think it's going to be a good test for Thurman. We've seen him dropped before by Soto Karass but Bundu is in better shape and hits harder than SK. He's also hittable but he's a bully and will come forward to meet Thurman in the centre of the ring. If it goes the distance, it will be an invaluable lesson for Thurman. If Thurman stops him at some point then he makes a further statement about his power and picks climbs up closer to the world title. That said I think you're right, it was a bad move to not sign with Roc Nation. He's in the right weight class and has the likability both inside and outside the ring to be a star, and no doubt that's what Roc Nation had in mind..


-brownsugar :

The problem with Keith is nobody wants to fight him from the Al Hayman stable or from Club Top Rank. Not Bradley or either one of the suicidal kamikaze Kings: Brandon Rio & Ruslan Provodnikov. Postol might if given the chance, however it doesnt help that Al and Bob aren't on speaking terms.(but let's not forget that Lomo and Russell did get made). The other welters won't even utter his name in private. ( where's a former amateur highly decorated Russian when you need him??) It has been mentioned in very low hush - hush tones that Kell Brook will battle the fearsome Floridian but of course this would happen only after he's dined on one or two of the requisite soft opponents most newly made champs seem to crave in order to solidify their status before diving back into the heart of the welterweight fray. I gather Khan fits into that category as far as Brook is concerned. But Thurman's opponents aren't all that bad... He's destroyed a few serious spoilers in between softtouches which is why he rarely gets the call from decent comp. Incredibly the Brave Juan Manuel Marquez expressed some mild interest before being wisely councelled otherwise. Regarding ROC Nation.... As soon as one notable fighter signs with the future Power House and word gets out what income bracket he just ascended to ... Overnight Available Fighters will flocking to their door. But ROC Nation is all about putting on Blockbuster shows ( just like they put on BlockBuster Concerts)....its Not so much about the milking of career longevity. The timid and protected need not apply.


-Skibbz :

I think a great fight to see would be Thurman and Broner at 147, and in my opinion it wouldn't be hard to persuade Broner of his shot. Broner might not like fighting at 140 because of the restriction it naturally imposes on his diet and giving him that 7lb room might tempt his sweet tooth into the fight.. Not mentioning the money and hype this fight could generate. Brook Thurman is one for the future, Brook would look to box Thurman and his shots would slowly take their toll but Thurman's got good skills himself and of course he's got the '1 time' power. I want to see that fight made, as much as Thurman facing Khan, Thurman facing Floyd.. Pretty much Thurman facing anyone, he's entertaining in the ring and seems to have a good head on his shoulders.