The former welterweight sensation and unified champion Keith Thurman has hit headlines after a long time. ‘One Time’ has painted shots at his longtime nemesis and fellow American, Errol Spence Jr.
In a chat with Fight Hype, Thurman opened up on why his bout with ‘The Truth’ never came to life.
“I was a unified undefeated welterweight champion then I had injuries then I never got to fight EJ. Then he had a car accident, now he don’t want to say my name. F**k Keith Thurman, F**k Keith Thurman.”
“What kind of a fighter are you?… If I ever wanted to fight, and if I got the opportunity, I’m gonna take the fight,” he added.
Thurman asserted that Spence had a number of opportunities to fight him, but dodged him every time. He even admitted that if Spence was craving to fight him, he could have gotten on terms with his promotion to make it happen.
The 32-year-old also talked about how his injury and Spence’s car accident hampered this fight’s probabilities to take place.
‘One Time‘ hasn’t fought inside the squared circle since July 2019. In his last outing, he ended up losing his first professional fight against one of the greatest in Manny Pacquiao. Thurman gave a good run to the octuple world champion but lost it via a split decision.
His fans didn’t expect him to go in for a long layoff post this fight, but the former champ has invested that time to introspect and get ready for the future.
With the aforementioned statements made by Thurman, it’s clear that he’s determined to get his hands on Errol Spence Jr. But it’s still unclear if he’ll get his hands on Spence right in his comeback fight. ‘One Time’ will predominantly have to get a couple more wins to earn a title shot and make his return worthwhile.
Who would you like to see Thurman fight when he does return to the ring?