Keith Thurman could pave his road to a first-ballot election into the International Hall of Fame by taking the “0” away from Errol Spence and Terence Crawford, the way he spoiled the perfect record of Danny Garcia. But it’s not that easy, says the undefeated WBA and WBC welterweight champion of the world, who goes on to explain why facilitating those kinds of showdowns can be complicated business.
Thurman granted us a broad, in-depth interview on this edition of The Ringside Boxing Show, covering multiple topics, including his recent wedding in Nepal, the painstaking process of recovering from elbow surgery, and how the talent-laden welterweight division compares to the era of “The Four Kings” — Leonard, Hearns, Duran, Hagler (and don’t forget Benitez).
This exceptional interview — a glimpse into the inside world of Keith “One Time” Thurman — is preceded by British correspondent Paul McLaughlin’s update on the UK boxing world, and expert analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti, who unpack Miguel Cotto’s surprising loss to Sadam Ali in his farewell fight, and look ahead to Saturday’s Lomachenko-Rigondeaux showdown.
Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame’s 2017 Book of the Year, “Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy,” currently on Amazon’s Bestsellers list.