Thurman Decides To Box, Settles For Decision Win

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - WBA interim-welterweight champion Keith "One Time" Thurman (24-0, 21KOs) was more of a boxer than a slugger, as he went the full twelve round distance in winning a tough unanimous decision over previously undefeated Italian Olympian Leonard Bundu (31-1-2, 11KOs). All three judges had it 120-107.

Moments into the first round, Bundu jumped forward and got dropped from a combination as he came in. He seemed to be fine once he got to his feet and continued to press forward on Thurman. The action was becoming more of a chess match until Thurman tried to heat things up at the end of the fourth with Bundu fighting back.

There continued to be highs and lows in the action as the fight continued. Thurman was fighting at a measured pace, targeting the body to keep Bundu more stationary. Bundu was starting to let his hands go in the eight, trying to get Thurman to trade at close range. Thurman - who had some damage around his right eye - stuck to his jab, moving and being very, very selective with his punches.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LouIE G on 12-14-2014

[QUOTE=Mr. Punch-Out!!;15189716]He's definitely ready for the big time.[/QUOTE] I don't think so,(but what i mean by big time, are obvious ppv fights against floyd or manny)... he needs to start trying harder to pursue those bigger fights like khan, brook,…

Comment by Foreign Soil on 12-14-2014

[QUOTE=Mr. Punch-Out!!;15189702]How would you know Thurman could have blitzed him? Bundu was still clearly in the fight after getting dropped and was still swinging hard punches so there's no way Thurman could have blitzed him if he's still live dog.…

Comment by _original_ on 12-14-2014

[QUOTE=PBP;15189711]Mayweather would go the distance with Bundu too[/QUOTE] I feel like a lot of guys would too.

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 12-14-2014

Thurman was playing possum to entice other WW's to fight him. He was more active than Khan was, against a lesser fighter though but what was the difference.

Comment by KTFO on 12-14-2014

Still waiting for Bundu to throw meaningful punches...people booing Thurman should be ashamed of themselves. They guy goes the distance for the third time in 24 bouts and the crowd shows no class. Should he have come forward and tested…

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