“I would love the fight,” Keith “One Time” Thurman explained to ThaBoxingVoice.com.
Earlier this week Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions told ESPN.com that Thurman wasn’t even on the Mayweather radar. If he wanted to fight Mayweather, he should fight some of the younger fighters at 147, mainly Errol Spence Jr.
Ellerbe said that Thurman hasn’t beaten Spence Jr., so therefore he’s not in the Mayweather sweepstakes.
“I don’t really care,” explained Thurman. He’s (Mayweather) going to do the best to dictate his career, as soon as that man nicknamed himself money, it’s apparent what his interest is, money, not legacy. Karim Mayfield? Look as his record look at his resume and you want to say Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman not ready. Was Victor Ortiz ready? Was Robert Guerrero ready?
“C’mon now. Look what I just did to Robert Guerrero, I told ya’ll I was gonna destroy him. I’ll go fight Marcos Maidana; I’ll go the Floyd Mayweather route and fight Manny Pacquiao. I’ll fight the world.”
However, Thurman must take care of business before he takes on the world, mainly in Luis Collazo. Saturday night, Thurman says he’s going for the knockout.
“It’d be great for the fans, the network, and my resume to get the knockout,” Thurman said. “The motto is knockouts for life. Who else is doing what I’m doing, only one opponent didn’t touch the mat. We’re at a world class level, so you guys get mad when they last? I’m gaining experience, so it doesn’t frustrate me when I don’t get the knockout.”
Keith Thurman says he can wish all he wants but he’ll entertain one fight at a time.
“I want to fight everyone but we can only fight one guy at a time. We can print the wish list but I’m a go ahead and entertain you guys one fight at a time.”