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Thurman calls Guerrero 'an exciting fight for me'
Unbeaten welterweight Keith Thurman calls the idea of facing fellow contender Robert Guerrero "an exciting fight for me, because Guerrero, he's been in the mix within the welterweight division."
Keith "One Time" Thurman has at least four words in response to his promoter, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, who had said he would like to match the unbeaten welterweight contender with former titleholder Robert Guerrero in a Nov. 2 bout:
"It's a good fight," said Thurman, a hard-hitting Florida resident who is 21-0 with 19 knockouts. "But, you know, I'm ready for anybody."
Thurman is coming off last month's 10th-round knockout of previously unbeaten Diego Chaves for his 10th stoppage in his past 11 bouts, while Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs) was last in the ring in May for a unanimous decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. that ended a 15-bout winning streak which included nine stoppages.
Schaefer said Guerrero-Thurman "would be just a sensational fight, stylistically," adding, "it would be one of those must-see-TV events."
"It's an exciting fight for me, because Guerrero, he's been in the mix within the welterweight division, which is pretty much where I want to be. To face someone who has walked the path and walked down the alley where you want to go, and who has been where you want to be, I just think that it's a great test and a great opportunity to see what Keith Thurman's all about," said Thurman, who is 24.
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