Keith Thurman

Keith Thurman

Date of Birth: 23rd November 1988
Class: Welterweight
Weight: 147lbs
Height: 5ft 11in (180cm)
Trainer: Dan Birmingham
Career Achievements

WBA World Welterweight Champion (2015-present)
Interim WBA World Welterweight Championship (2013-2014)

Latest BoxNation Fight

7th March 2015 - UD win over Robert Guerrero

Florida fight game

Since his debut in November 2007, Keith Thurman has steadily climbed to the top of the Welterweight division in straightforward fashion. The southpaw has won all 27 of his professional contests and is currently the WBA World Champion.

His hometown of Florida has produced a number of top class boxers since the mid 1990s. For instance, Ronald Lamont 'Winky' Wright was a former undisputed Super-Welterweight Champion and resided in Miami.

Antonio Tarver, who held multiple belts at 175lbs and talented Super-Middle Jeff Lacy also helped to build Florida's reputation for boxing. Now Thurman is taking the responsibility.

World Champion

Walking through 18 of his first 20 opponents, he earned the nickname 'One Time' after displaying serious power early in his career. After picking up the Interim WBA strap in the summer of 2013 he defended the belt three times before moving up to World level in 2015.

In March 2015, Thurman earned a convincing win on the scorecards over Robert Guerrero to become WBA World Welterweight ruler in Las Vegas before making a routine first defence against Luis Collazo three months later.

After an injury layoff, he met former IBF Champ Shawn Porter in June 2016 in a candidate for fight of the year. Thurman earned a decision victory after 12 gruelling rounds in New York and his stock grew with the victory.

Danny Garcia unification

An all-American Welterweight World Title tussle with Danny Garcia had been brewing for a while and the fight was confirmed in October. Garcia's WBC bauble will be on the line in the huge unification clash, and BoxNation will broadcast one of the best match-ups of 2017.

Thurman is the bookmakers' favourite for the contest but this will without a doubt be his toughest test to date as his opponent's resume reads wins over the likes of Amir Khan, Lamont Peterson and Lucas Matthyse.