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Thurman Would Love To Move Up and Fight Canelo

By Luis Sandoval

Keith “One Time” Thurman is patiently waiting for his name to continue getting bigger in order to get the big fights in the Welterweight division. He plans to put on a show Saturday night as he takes on veteran Julio Diaz in the main event in Carson, CA at the Stub Hub Center.

While the welterweight division is the glamour division of the sport and houses some of the biggest names, there’s also plenty happening 7 pounds north. Thurman isn’t exactly a small 147 pound fighter and judging by his physique, it’s easy to imagine him fighting as a Junior Middleweight.

Thurman feels perfectly fine where he’s at but he doesn’t rule out going to 154 for the right opportunity and names one fighter in particular that could make him move up.

“I’ve never weighed 154. I’ve fought above 150 but I’ve never fought at 154. Just want to put that on record for you. But I’ll do it if it makes dollars and it makes sense. There’s not too much competition out there that would really make me want to move up but Canelo. There’s always Canelo. I’ve liked that boy ever since he stepped foot on American soil,” said the undefeated interim champion.

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is without a question the money cow of the Junior Middleweight division. His popularity continues to grow and even a defeat to Floyd Mayweather didn’t deter his fans as his last fight with Alfredo Angulo did over 350,000 pay per view buys.
A matchup between Canelo and Thurman would definitely be great but Thurman really wants to make his stamp at 147 and would want to still come back even if he did have a stint at 154.

“We’ll see. I have a lot of love and passion for the Welterweight division. The Welterweight division has a lot of history and Keith “One Time” Thurman wants to be a part of that history. But like I said, if it makes dollars it makes sense. We’ll move. I’ll play hopscotch and hop over here then hop over there. It ain’t no problem for me,” declared Thurman.

While 154 may be in Thurman’s future, his current assignment is at 147 and Thurman will look to score a knockout victory in his first headlining fight.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mathed on 04-25-2014

[QUOTE=money4100;14467004]Cool story bro :bsflag:[/QUOTE] lol, I'm watching that fight right now (Chavez) and yeah, Thurman is struggling in the early parts of that fight. Chavez WAS undefeated though so it's not like he was a scrub or anything.

Comment by mathed on 04-25-2014

Shoot, Canelo would beat the brakes off of Thurman man

Comment by Ringlife on 04-25-2014

I would like Thurman to stay at 147 I want to see him fight Porter.

Comment by uniquehump on 04-25-2014

[QUOTE=money4100;14467501]So tell me, with whom did Thurman fight?[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=money4100;14467004]Cool story bro :bsflag:[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=nacho daddy;14467087]It is plain to see that you did not watch the fight just going buy what you think would have happened[/QUOTE] I remember that fight and thought…

Comment by Nomadic on 04-25-2014

Canelo gas out early, if Thurman can hold 154 well without tiring, he could give Canelo some problems.

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