Is Keith Thurman the future of the Welterweight Division?

By Wil Patino - 05/29/2015 - Comments

By Wilmar Patino (Boxing’s Finest) With the stars of the welterweight division heating up I think it’s time to discuss who is the future? Many people are leaning towards Keith “One Time” Thurman as the leading candidate to take the spotlight. Keith Thurman had a good amateur career and turned pro in 2007. Since then he’s been climbing the rankings and knocking out many in his path to Welterweight supremacy. Yet, we still have some questions to be answered and all we can do is speculate on what can become of Keith Thurman.

Keith Thurman started garnering some real attention since he defeated Diego Chaves by 10th round KO. Scoring a beautiful body shot and putting his man down. He followed that up by stopping Jesus Soto Karass in 9, and Julio Diaz in 3 rounds. Making his alias of “One Time” perfectly fitting to his rising star status. Thurman would go on to drop undefeated Leonard Bundu in the first round and cruise his way to a mostly dominant performance, but fans booed him for not putting on a more spectacular performance and lacking to deliver the Knock Out.

Keith Thurman would then move from Showtime to PBC (Premier Boxing Champions) and debut on NBC vs a better known fighter in Robert Guerrero. People were very excited due to the fact that it marked the first time Boxing would be back on prime time network television in 30 years. Keith Thurman was dominant through most of the fight and tested the iron jaw of Robert Guerrero by knocking him down in the 9th. Ultimately getting the win and exposure on NBC that he needed.

Now Keith Thurman will be facing a less formidable challenger in Luis Collazo on Espn Saturday July 11, 2015. This fight was put together to make Keith Thurman look good once again on a different network with ESPN.  This should get Keith Thurman the exposure he needs to earn himself a big fight and possibly set himself up for some PPV matches in the near future. At least one hopes so, because you never know with Al Haymon fighters. Either way, Keith has shown some good power, speed, and has gained some popularity over the last year to quite possibly launch him as the next star in the welterweight division. It’s always a possibility that he gets derailed from being the future of his division, and loses to one of the many talented fighters in the top 10. This is where you the reader can begin the discussion. What do you think of Keith “One Time” Thurman? Do you believe he is the future of the welterweight division or do you think someone else will take the spotlight? Above this article is a link to a short tribute embodying what Keith Thurman has accomplished up to this point of his career. I suggest you watch it and comeback to give us your thoughts and opinions.

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