Originally Posted by Fighting_Pride
thurman ( 19-0-0, 18KO) was matched against former world champion, carlos quintana (29-4-0, 22KO) of puerto rico on the undercard of the guerrero-berto fight. thurman showcased his massive punching power. he is promoted by GBP. thurmanís win puts him as an up an comer of the 147 lbs division. it would be interesting to see how golden boy will handle his next fights.
they can match thurman against their cash cow, canelo at 154 (that is if a CW is not possible). i think thurman would pose a deadly risk for guerrero, and canelo is someone who can match thurman's power and make it more competitive. thurman might even be able to beat canelo.
it's close and hard to call, but that's what makes it a good fight.
They can't match Thurman with Canelo...
That fight would be waaaay to soon for Keith Thurman he hasn't fought anybody really notable to be worth a mention in the same breath as Canelo.
Thurman's sheer punching power is not in question he packs a punch and looks really big for the division but going from Carlos Quintana to a top fighter like Canelo is just way to much of a step up he needs to fight someone like Gabriel Rosado before he even contemplated making such a step up.