If you aren’t familiar with the name Keith Thurman then you will be shortly, because the heavy handed welterweight is projected to be the next big thing in boxing.
With a few quality wins under his belt and a devasting right hand, ‘One Time’ Thurman is poised to make a run at the elite in the 147 lb division. First he’ll have to defeat Luis Collazo on ESPN in July.
“I am very happy to be where I am in my career,” Thurman told ESPN.com. “Boxing is opening back up to the people, and it’s been a dream of mine to be a true champion, and there’s no better form of that than being the people’s champion. (The PBC) is opening up doors that will give the world-class fighters the exposure that they need. I want to be the American people’s champion. There is nothing better than getting the exposure, giving the fans great fights and being cheered by the public.”
Mark this fight on your calendars because in a few years you’ll remember where you were the first time you saw Keith Thurman fight.