Adrien Broner vs Keith Thurman Next?
@GeorgeCottonJr aka #DaTruth 7/29/2013
This past Saturday, hard hitting Welterweight Keith “One Time” Thurman (21-0 19 KOS) scored the biggest win of his career by scoring a stoppage over previously unbeaten Diego Chaves in the 10th . The win also lined up Thurman for bigger things. Thurman now is the Interim WBA Champion…a title that is held by Adrien Broner. If you ask Thurman he can’t wait to show he’s ready for a shot at the title. “Everybody wants to see me and Broner….he really didn’t have the best performance against Paulie. His speed was there, but his power wasn’t there in the Welterweight division. I’m definitely a bigger puncher than him…it’s a great fight”….said Thurman. Fights like this needs to happen and is exactly what boxing needs. Both fighters are young and in their prime.
Chances are we might just see a fight between the two sooner than later. Nobody besides Floyd Mayweather is more talked about right now than Adrien Broner. At just 23, Broner (27-0 24kos) is now a 3 division champion and a matchup against Thurman would match him up with someone of equal speed and more power. Many say Thurman might be one the hardest one punch knockout artists in the game, and his reputation spread fast in Florida boxing gyms. He’s also brash yet represents a throwback approach to the game. Boxing needs guys like Keith Thurman….and hate or love him…they need Adrien Broner too.
End of the Road For Berto
Damn. It might be a wrap for Andre Berto. The former Welterweight Titleholder took another beatdown…this time against the always tough but always slightly above average Jesus Soto Karass. I liked watching Berto because it was like watching a poor man’s Meldrick Taylor mixed with Jeff Lacy with a hint of Shane Mosley. It was all good just a couple summers ago for Berto. He was a Champion, getting a mill ticket every time he fought (NO MATTER WHO HE FOUGHT ) and was a W away from fighting Floyd. Then he lost to Victor Ortiz….then he failed a drug test and popped for steroids after demanding more testing for the Ortiz rematch(which got cancelled all together)…Then he got beatdown by Robert Guerrero and now Soto Karass. Berto hasn’t won many rounds let alone a fight since he failed his drug test and many question how good Berto was in the first place. Overall Berto had a solid run and I always liked watching him because overall he was a very good but not great fighter. You usually always get your money’s worth from Berto. He also appeared to suffer a severe arm injury in the fight which I’m sure limited him and you gotta give Berto credit for gutting it out. Tough break for Berto, who at 29 appears done as an elite fighter. Good luck to him though…you never know.