By Kevin Davis
Keith Thurman is the number one contender by the the WBA and has shown growth as a fighter and power punching at the welterweight level, that we haven't seen in years. Boxing critics are going to say who has Thurman beat to be considered great, well he has beaten guys that other boxers are avoiding. Soto-Karass and Chaves are two of the hardest fights any man can have and if you know the sport you wouldn't want to face those guys on any night. Thurman is has 22 wins, with 20 by way of knockout. A 98% rate something the so-called greats have not been doing, even against C-level talent.
Paulie Malignaggi turned down a fight with him because of the money, there is no money in fighting him right now. Guerrero team says they have no problem fighting him, but Golden Boy offer wasn't financially satisfying. He can't get a Floyd Mayweather fight right now, Marcos Maidana team turned down a fight with him, Adrien broner thinks GBP are setting him up to face Thurman but doesn't seem interested.
What's next for a fighter to do, he was suppose to fight the winner of Maidana and Broner, now he sitting there in the wind waiting. Many are going to say Kovalev is the most avoided and Golovkin, but people are trying to fight them, none are reaching for Thurman, let's change that.