Keith Thurman
Keith Thurman

Keith Thurman

“One Time”

RECORD

27 - 0 - 0

KOs

22

Weight 147 lbs (66.82 kg)

Age 27

Home Clearwater, Florida,

Complete Stats

Devastating punching power and an outsize personality only begin to describe undefeated 147-pound world champion Keith “One Time” Thurman. Read Bio

Last Fight

win vs Shawn Porter

Jun 25, 2016 / Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Thurman eked out a unanimous decision to retain his 147-pound world title in an action-packed fight.

Latest News

Latest
Keith Thurman and Shawn Portervideo
Jun 30, 2016 / Thurman vs Porter, Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter

Thurman ponders what’s next after triumph over Porter

Keith Thurman is plotting his next move in the wake of Saturday’s hard-fought victory over former champion Shawn Porter at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Keith Thurman and Shawn Portervideo
Jun 25, 2016 / Thurman vs Porter, Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter

Thurman outlasts Porter, holds on to 147-pound title in fist-flying classic

For several years, hard-core boxing fans waited for Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter to square off to see who would prevail in a battle between 147-pound warriors and longtime friends. Those fans got their wish Saturday night, and they got an answer—barely.

Keith Thurman and Shawn Portervideo
Jun 24, 2016 / Thurman vs Porter, Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter

It’s Time: Thurman and Porter ready to rumble in 147-pound title bout

Keith Thurman’s punching power is born out in this most basic of statistics: Only four of the 26 opponents he’s faced have made it to the finish line.

Fights

Fights

Win vs Shawn Porter

Jun 25, 2016 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Keith Thurman WINS against Shawn Porter by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Luis Collazo

Jul 11, 2015 USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida

Keith Thurman WINS against Luis Collazo by TKO in Round 7 of 12

Win vs  Guerrero

Mar 07, 2015 MGM Grand, Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

 Thurman WINS against  Guerrero by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Leonard Bundu 31-0-2

Dec 13, 2014 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Leonard Bundu by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Julio Diaz 40-9-1

Apr 26, 2014 StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Julio Diaz by RTD in Round 3 of 12

Win vs Jesus Soto Karass 28-8-3

Dec 14, 2013 Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Jesus Soto Karass by TKO in Round 9 of 12

Win vs Diego Gabriel Chaves 22-0-0

Jul 27, 2013 AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Diego Gabriel Chaves by KO in Round 10 of 12

Win vs Jan Zaveck 32-2-0

Mar 09, 2013 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Jan Zaveck by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Carlos Quintana 29-3-0

Nov 24, 2012 Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Carlos Quintana by TKO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Orlando Lora 29-2-2

Jul 21, 2012 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Orlando Lora by TKO in Round 6 of 10

Win vs Brandon Hoskins 16-0-1

May 05, 2012 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Brandon Hoskins by TKO in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Christopher Fernandez 19-14-1

Feb 25, 2012 Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Christopher Fernandez by TKO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Favio Medina 23-2-3

Nov 27, 2010 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Favio Medina by TKO in Round 4 of 8

Win vs Quandray Robertson 15-9-0

Sep 18, 2010 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Quandray Robertson by KO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Stalinn Lopez 7-0-0

Jul 23, 2010 Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Stalinn Lopez by KO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Leonardo Rojas 8-9-3

Nov 28, 2009 Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Keith Thurman WINS against Leonardo Rojas by TKO in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Edvan Dos Santos Barros 10-7-1

Nov 06, 2009 Hyatt Regency, Tampa, Florida, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Edvan Dos Santos Barros by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Travis Hartman 10-13-1

Aug 14, 2009 Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Travis Hartman by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Marteze Logan 26-36-2

Jun 26, 2009 Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Marteze Logan by TKO in Round 3 of 6

No Contest vs Francisco Garcia 5-2-0

Apr 04, 2009 Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas, USA

Keith Thurman Francisco Garcia by ND in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Marcus Luck 9-15-1

Nov 07, 2008 A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Marcus Luck by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Omar Bell 6-0-0

Aug 15, 2008 A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Omar Bell by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Jason Jordan 6-22-3

Jun 27, 2008 A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Jason Jordan by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Jessie Davis 9-9-0

May 09, 2008 A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Jessie Davis by KO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Carlos Pena 5-13-1

Apr 05, 2008 Hilton Bayfront, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Carlos Pena by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Brandon Buchanon 5-6-1

Mar 14, 2008 A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Brandon Buchanon by KO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Tramiane Boone 0-0-1

Jan 18, 2008 A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Tramiane Boone by KO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Kensky Rodney 0-2-0

Nov 09, 2007 A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida, USA

Keith Thurman WINS against Kensky Rodney by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Stats

Keith Thurman “One Time”

  • WINS 27
  • LOSSES 0
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 22

Weight 147 lbs (66.82 kg)

Height 5'" (1.71 m)

Reach 69" (175 cm)

  • Born

    November 23, 1988
  • Age

    27
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Clearwater, FL
  • Trains in

    Clearwater, FL
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    124
  • KO Percentage

    79%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Bio

Equal parts force and finesse, fast-ascending 147-pounder Keith “One Time” Thurman has become a fan favorite thanks to his blend of punching power and personality. Boxing has been a lifelong passion for Thurman, who entered the sport at the age of 7 and has been primed for stardom ever since.

#TBT (Part 1): Look at that handsome devil—bet you didn’t know I was once a model! #fashion

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Starting out

Born in Clearwater, Florida, Keith “One Time” Thurman was discovered at the age of 7 by renowned trainer Ben Getty.

At the time, Getty was holding a boxing exhibition in the cafeteria of Thurman’s school.

Thurman took the sign-up sheet home to his mother in order to participate in the event, and told her that he wanted to box.

He’s been doing so ever since, and the undefeated 147-pounder has become one of the fastest-rising boxers in the sport with his fan-friendly style and natural, almost offhanded charisma.

#TBT (Part 2): But I had to trade my work on the runway for the ring! Haha #boxing

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A champ since childhood

As an amateur fighter, Thurman won six national championships and recorded more than 100 victories, setting the stage for a promising pro career.

After Getty passed away in 2009, Thurman moved into the stable of Dan Birmingham, best known for helping turn Jeff Lacey and Winky Wright into world titlists as well as having worked with former world champion Chad Dawson for a time.

Keith Thurman and Jesus Soto Karass
Keith Thurman and Jesus Soto Karass exchange punches during their interim 147-pound title bout on December 14, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas.

A natural-born knockout artist

Thurman has earned nearly all of his victories by knockout.

And a number of them have come against some of the most rugged participants in a rugged sport.

To wit, Thurman burst onto the national scene with a savage four-round destruction of former world champion Carlos Quintana in November 2012.

Quintana retired after the brutal loss.

From there, Thurman would hand no-nonsense Argentinean Diego Chaves his first defeat via 10th-round knockout, winning an interim 147-pound title in the process, before gaining a ninth-round technical knockout of Mexican tough-guy supreme Jesus Soto Karass.

In his last fight, the Clearwater, Florida, native won a 12-round unanimous decision over Italian star Leonard Bundu in Las Vegas on December 13, 2014.

Keith Thurman fighting Jan Zaveck
Keith Thurman punches Jan Zaveck during their 147-pound title fight on March 9, 2013, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

A fighter with finesse

As intense as he can be inside the ring, Thurman is a thoughtful, engaging presence outside of it.

A voracious reader fond of books with a philosophical bent, Thurman’s a laid-back guy who drives a Prius and chills with his two Chihuahuas.

But when the boxing bell rings, another side of Thurman comes out.

Despite his nickname, “One Time” has demonstrated that he can go the distance.

In March 2013, Thurman won a grueling 12-round decision over former champion Jan Zaveck, a rough-and-tumble Slovenian with a stout defense.

That fight, in particular, underscored a key point: Thurman’s a boxer who can brawl, not the other way around.

“I want to have eyes like a shark, but also eyes like an eagle,” he told the Tampa Bay Times in 2010, highlighting his emphasis on ring savvy as opposed to merely hunting for knockouts.

“I want to be able to see things coming before they come, and when I can tell I have you bleeding or on the ropes, I want to be able to execute and finish the job.”

Keith Thurman and Robert Guerrero
Keith Thurman lands a left hand during his victory over Robert Guerrero on March 7, 2015.

A smashing success in his PBC debut

Thurman took on four-division champion Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on March 7, 2015, in the first Premier Boxing Champions card.

Fighting on prime time on NBC, Thurman stepped up his game in winning a 12-round unanimous decision. He won nearly every round on all three judges' cards, and scored a ninth-round knockdown.

With the win, Thurman improved to 25-0 and solidified his status as one of the world's top fighters in the 147-pound division.

I want to have eyes like a shark, but also eyes like an eagle.