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Keith Fitzgerald Thurman Jr. famed as Keith Thurman is an American professional boxer who is a former unified welterweight world champion. He is considered one of the hardest punchers in the welterweight division. He is well known by the ring name “One Time.” He has held the WBA title From 2015 to 2019 (promoted to Super champion in 2017), and previously the WBC title from 2017 to 2018.
Nepal’s son-in-law Thurman loses to Pacquiao
Inside Content (Biography)
American boxer Keith Thurman faced defeat at the hands of Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao in a closely-contested bout in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Pacquiao became the oldest welterweight champion in boxing history with the split-decision victory over the WBA champion Thurman in front of a sell-out crowd of 14,356 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Two judges scored it 115-112 in favor of Pacquiao with the third scoring it 114-113 for Thurman. The first round made all the difference as Pacquiao floored Thurman with an electrifying combination and that helped the Filipino remain on the front foot throughout the pulsating 12-round duel. Although the bloodied Thurman rallied in the later rounds to narrow Pacquiao’s lead, the judges scored it in the Filipino’s favor. Official statistics showed Pacquiao landed 195 of 686 punches thrown, while Thurman connected with 210 of 571. “My numbers just weren’t up to par to be victorious tonight. The fight just flew by. I knew I had to do something big in the later rounds but he was just too good,” said Thurman.
Early Life of Keith Thurman
Thurman was born on 23rd November 1988 as Keith Fitzgerald Thurman Jr. in the USA. But the exact details about his birthplace and parents are not in the media yet. He is an American native by nationality and his ethnicity is African-American. He was born under the star sign Sagittarius and his religion is Christian.
Body Measurements of Keith Thurman
Keith is a very handsome person with an athletic and strong body build. He has got a very charming smile attracting a lot of people towards him. He stands the height of 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) and weighs around 147 lbs (66.82 kg). His other body measurements will be added soon. Overall, he has got a healthy body.
The career of Keith Thurman
Keith’s first amateur fight was in the year 1997.
Later, he was trained by the late Benjamin Getty who was a good friend of Sugar Ray Leonard.
Getty took Thurman under his belt as a child and helped shape him into the fighter he is today.
He finished his amateur career with 101 victories (76 KO’s), he won 6 National Championships including the 2006 PAL National Championships.
As of today, he is coached by Dan Birmingham.
He debuted as a light middleweight against Kensky Rodney at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, Florida in a scheduled 4 round fight on 9th November 2007.
He defeated undefeated Jamaican Omar Bell (6-0, 4 KOs) via first-round knockout following an uppercut and left a hand on 8th August 2008.
He faced off against Francisco Garcia in April 2009.
He beat the undefeated Stalinn Lopez (7-0, 3 KOs), the fight was on TeleFutura on 23rd July 2010.
He brutally knocked 36-year-old Carlos Quintana (29-3, 23 KOs) out in the 4th round to win the WBO NABO super welterweight title on 26th November 2012.
He moved down to welterweight weight and fought on the undercard of Hopkins-Cloud at the Barclays Center in New York City on 9th March 2013.
He is a former welterweight world champion and the resigning WBA title winner since 2015.
He was a resigning World Boxing Champion (WBC) champion from 2017 to 2018.
Since then he has fought with many fighters such as Danny Garcia, Josesito Lopez, and many more.
Most recently, he fought with Manny Pacquiao on 20th July 2019.
From the beginning of the first round, Thurman boxed beautifully but Manny stole the round with a late knockdown following a left-right combination to the body and head.
This was only the second time Thurman had been knocked down in his career.
Pacquiao continued to outbox Thurman until round 6 when Thurman found some success. He then won the next three rounds until round 10, when he was hurt by a body shot.
Whereas, Manny won the last round to secure the victory by split decision (113-114, 115-112, 115-112).
He praised Pacquiao after the fight, calling him a legendary boxer.
Marital Status (Married), Wife, Children
Keith is a married man. He is reportedly married to his Nepalese wife, Priyana Thapa. Thurman met his wife Priyana at a nightclub in Tokyo, Japan in 2016 and dated for a year before tying the knot. Talking about their wedding ceremony, it was held in a traditional Nepalese way in the presence of their family. Besides, the flavor of the typical Nepali musical instrument was also added to their wedding. The couple seems to be satisfied with their marital status as there aren’t any rumors of them getting separated in recent times. Despite being married for two years, the couple hasn’t planned but babies yet. But they are planning for the baby. He regularly shares a picture of his wife, Priyana, on his social account, which suggests that he is in deep love with her. The couple is enjoying their life a lot without any sign of disturbances.
Net Worth of Keith Thurman
Keith is a very successful boxer and he holds a massive net worth of over $5 million. However, his career earnings have not been disclosed yet, but he has earned an enormous fortune from his boxing career. Thurman who most recently fought with Manny Pacquiao earned $2.5 million as a guaranteed amount, irrespective of the result. However, ESPN stated that the two boxers are sure to gain more. It is estimated that Pacquiao received more than $20 million while Thurman received about $8 million from the fight. He is spotted driving some of the luxurious cars of recent time, but apart from the pictures, he hasn’t revealed any information about his cars. With the reference of his social media, we found that he is living a luxurious life from the money he has generated from his career. Moreover, he is often spotted spending his time along with his wife in some of the exotic places around the globe, spending extravagantly. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings.
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