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Thurman To Press Mayweather Until Retirement is Official

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

WBA 'regular' welterweight champion Keith Thurman (26-0, 22KOs) is going to continue his chase of Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26KOs) until the pound-for-pound king officially retires.

Thurman had hoped to face Mayweather on September 12th. Instead, Mayweather announced last week that he was going to defend his WBC/WBA super welterweight belts against Andre Berto in the main event of a Showtime Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Mayweather says the upcoming fight will be the final bout of his Hall of Fame career. Most insiders expect him to fight again, and so does Thurman.

Should Mayweather get past Berto as many expect him to do, a fight centered around his 50th pro win would be a major pay-per-view event. 

Thurman is going to continue applying the pressure until Mayweather officially announces his retirement from boxing.

"I'm going to keep talking about Floyd until the day he retires. When he retires, then that means I'll no longer ever have a shot of fighting him. But as long as he keeps stepping in the ring, and as long as I want to keep competing against some of the best fighters in the world, I'm going to keep talking about Floyd Mayweather," Thurman told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bossman15 on 04-20-2016

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;15958386]Good points, but Khan doesn't need to rematch Garcia to land a Mayweather fight. Berto did not rematch Soto-Karass. Khan needs to fight Brook, or someone relevant. The welters need to stop circling each other and sack up. The Khan/Brook…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 08-11-2015

[QUOTE=Bossman15;15956765]So that means Brook Fights Bradley that would be a great matchup for Brook but unless we see Khan improve he will not get his rematch with Garcia but if he did and looked good there's the Floyd fight but…

Comment by boxingfan4life on 08-11-2015

Thurman should stop hoping because it will never happen. Mayweather is done after Berto. He has nothing else to accomplish so IMO Berto will definitely be his last fight. He should focus on Brook or Porter. Those guys he can…

Comment by Bossman15 on 08-10-2015

[QUOTE=Pigeons;15956401]Haymon needs to make Thurman-Porter and Garcia-Khan II for the fall. Winners fight each other in the spring. Winner of that gets Floyd's 50th at the new MGM arena.[/QUOTE] So that means Brook Fights Bradley that would be a great…

Comment by MrRolltide91 on 08-10-2015

Hopefully we get some of these young WW's to fight each other

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