Keith Thurman “I want to show everybody my talent and that my power is true”
Apr 24 2014 12:32 AM
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Undefeated, hard-hitting Keith “One Time” Thurman (22-0, 20 KOs), of Clearwater, Fla., will defend his WBA Interim Welterweight Championship against former world champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz (40-9-1, 29 KOs), of Coachella, Calif.

Thurman vs. Diaz takes place this Saturday, April 26 at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., and will air as the main event of the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).

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Skibbz says:

I think he makes the most competitive fight vs Joy Jr. He's lacking in spots, but put him in the ring and we'll see him step up to the plate and show the world what he's made of. Joy Jr as always will not hang around long enough to catch this cookie.

oubobcat says:

Thurman is still a ways away from being ready for a fight with Mayweather. He is very talented and does possess excellent power. He still needs to hone his skills in the ring.

I don't think he is going to take a lot away from this fight with Diaz. If Thurman were fighting more often, I'd say this is a good stay busy fight. But he is not and thus when he is in the ring needs to be fighting opponents that can make him better.

The Commish says:

Keith Thurman is kind of like a James Kirkland-like welterweight, in that he is more interested in banging an opponent out of there as fast as he can with every punch he lands…makes for fun fights…definitely a fan friendly fighter. His fight this weekend should be another exciting one. Julio Diaz, who had moved up from lightweight and says his chin has become sturdier since the move up, is going to find out differently when he faces Thurman. For Diaz, there were be no escaping that Thurman power, especially early in the fight. There will be no LATE in the fight.

-Randy G.