Keith Thurman Says He’s Mayweather’s Toughest Fight


Keith-Thurman-Robert-Guerrero-640x480Keith Thurman successfully defended his WBA World welterweight title via unanimous decision against Robert Guerrero. Keith Thurman(25-0, 21KO’s) spoke to about how he would fare against the man at the top of the pile right now, Floyd Mayweather Jr(47-0, 26KO’s).

Mayweather is of course in the midst of preparations for his May 2nd fight with Manny Pacquiao(57-5-2, 38KO’s), so Thurman wasn’t calling him out or anything, yet, but he was happy to go over his qualifications for that fight if it were ever to happen.

“It’s just an honor that people are starting to acknowledge that I’m one of the best welterweights in the world. I’m undefeated, I’m young, I have power, I have the intellect, I make adjustments and you know it’s a great fight man.”

And this isn’t Thurman getting ahead of himself now he has a world title either.

“I said years ago that if me and Floyd Mayweather were to ever step in the ring that I’d be the toughest fight he’s ever had. Win, lose, draw, no contest, whatever happens.”

With each day that passes Thurman is improving is skill and confidence and is starting to show -with the win over Guerrero- that he belongs in the upper echelon of the division. Mayweather, whose confidence and ability to perform on the grandest stages can never be called into question, cannot stand firm against the wear and tear of time forever. And let’s say he pulls off the win against Pacquiao as most believe he will, is it in his best interests to take a fight against someone like Thurman at that late stage in a long career? Probably not.