Keith "One Time" Thurman drops by to talk about his thrilling bout versus Manny Pacquiao last Saturday on FOX Sports PPV and looks ahead to what's next.
“I just need to get back to the drawing board, just buckle down and really bring the best out of myself because…I think the best of Keith Thurman is yet to be seen,” Thurman said during this week’s episode of The PBC Podcast.
Pacquiao won a split decision over Thurman Saturday night in front of a sell-out crowd of 14,356 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Even so, when two warriors leave it all in the ring, as he and Thurman did, there are no real losers. The biggest winners were the fans who witnessed the Fight of the Year candidate.
“I wanted to deliver an action-packed fight this year, and I definitely delivered on that,” Thurman said.
The former world welterweight champion also discussed the lingering rust from his two years away from boxing, what he plans to work on and his desire for a rematch during the wide-ranging interview on The PBC Podcast.
Regarding the knockdown, Thurman said: “My defense was a little bit relaxed. Obviously in the first round I was pressing him. I was winning the first minute, the second minute, all the way up to the last 30 seconds when he scored the knockdown. It took away all the effort I put into winning the round and walking away with all the points. It just was a struggle from there to just figure out what we needed to do to get the judges convinced we won a majority of the rounds.”
Thurman is hoping for another opportunity to trade blows with the Senator from the Philippines.
“I would love a rematch, an opportunity again to be in the ring with Manny Pacquiao. I don’t know how interested he is in fighting me again because … he did take some blows. I know he felt my power. I know I got the respect I deserve, especially for fighting back so hard.”
That’s just a taste of what Thurman had to say to hosts Kenneth Bouhairie and Michael Rosenthal following the big fight. Tune into the podcast to hear the entire interview.
Trainer and television analyst Joe Goossen also joined the podcast this week. Goossen, who worked the FOX pay-per-view broadcast and took a break to work the corner of victorious Sergey Lipinets on the Pacquiao-Thurman card, gives his take on the performances of Pacquiao and Thurman, and the welterweight landscape.
All this and much more on this week’s episode of The PBC Podcast.