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 Last update:  12/14/2013       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Thurman Breaks Soto Karass With Vicious Knockout
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Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas - Keith Thurman (22-0, 20KOs) stopped Jesus Soto Karass (28-9-3, 18KOs) with a bruising knockout in the ninth round to retain the interim-WBA welterweight title

Soto Karass rocked Thurman early in the first, which prompted Thurman to battle his way out of trouble. At the end of the first, it was Thurman who stung Soto Karass and got him in trouble with a series of punches. It was a war of wills in the passing rounds, with each fighter throwing and landing hard power shots. Thurman having the edge with Soto Karass' face taking damage.

In the final minute of the fifth, Thurman landed a big left uppercut counter that sent Soto Karass down on his face. Soto Karass made it up and managed to battle his way to the bell. Thurman controlled the following rounds with his movement, jab, hard punching and combinations.

During the ninth, Thurman land a huge right and then a combination to send Soto Karass down and out. The referee caught Soto Karass as he was going down, as he waved things off.

Tags: Jesus Soto Karass , Keith Thurman , Thurman-Soto Karass , Thurman vs. Soto Karass



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comment by Respect Power, on 12-15-2013
Onetime !!!!!!

comment by mshap, on 12-15-2013
Thurman seems to be for real -- tremendous skill set -- no one is going to want to get in there with him....

comment by NachoMan, on 12-15-2013
[QUOTE=RyunosukeRonin]Thurman v Provodnikov would be a FOTY type rumble someone who can pressure with speed cuts the ring better would make Thurman have to settle down more. Creating fast power exchanges the threat of a violent sudden end or just savage head snapping highlights either way it's o...

comment by richardt, on 12-15-2013
Thurman has a keen sense of when not to exchange and when to unload and finds the right timing and angles and it is like he know when the moment is to take out a fighter. he will be a difficult style to solve. He engages only when he knows he can maximize and sticks to boxing when he needs to.

comment by RyunosukeRonin, on 12-15-2013
Thurman v Provodnikov would be a FOTY type rumble someone who can pressure with speed cuts the ring better would make Thurman have to settle down more. Creating fast power exchanges the threat of a violent sudden end or just savage head snapping highlights either way it's one of the best fight...

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