Unified 147-pound world champion Keith Thurman discusses how he let down his guard and fell in love while on a vacation in Japan.
It’s easy to envision Keith Thurman cloaked in a scarlet robe, sitting with his eyes closed in a cave somewhere in the Himalaya mountains receiving wisdom from a Tibetan monk. If there is a fiercely independent Renaissance man in boxing today whose narrative is one he has solely designed, it is the fighter known as “One Time.”
Unified 147-pound world champion Keith Thurman is recovering from surgery on his right elbow and expects to be out of action until the end of 2017.
This week in PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy catches up with 147-pound champion Keith Thurman after his title unification win over Danny Garcia, and looks ahead to Friday night’s card on Bounce TV.
This week in boxing history, PBC celebrates our first fight card, honors the youngest world champion in history, looks back at a heavyweight legend’s debut, recalls an Upset of the Year and commemorates the “Fight of the Century.”
Keith Thurman built his “One Time” reputation by piling up knockouts on his way to winning a world title. But to beat Danny Garcia and pronounce himself as the true king of the 147-pound division, he had to rely on his full array of skills for 12 rounds.
When Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia clash in a matchup of 147-pound world champions, the unbeaten 28-year-old titleholders will do so with lineal connections to legends Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns while competing in just the 10th title unification in division history.