More Than a Year After His Loss to Manny Pacquiao, Keith Thurman Adopts New Philosophy and Hairstyle

Published 01/12/2021, 10:23 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 07: Keith Thurman is seen with a welt after a punch by Robert Guerrero during a Premier Boxing Champions bout in the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 7, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


Former welterweight champion Keith Thurman hasn’t fought since his maiden defeat against Manny Pacquiao in 2019. However, it’s 2021, and Thurman seems to have found his pace back to enter the boxing ring. The 32-year-old is looking for new aims as he advised all his fans to do the same.

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‘One Time’ has already sported an unfamiliar look. While the long hairs were seemingly his signature style, Thurman has turned bald now. However, the former world champion seems to enjoy his fresh look.

The official Twitter handle of PBC posted a clip of Thurman from the gym to send several fans into a frenzy. Thurman didn’t only flex his style but also advised the netizens to experience something new in 2021.

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‘One Time’ said, “Its Monday fun day everybody. Rise, rise with the Sun. Get up, get up, get moving, do something new. If you aren’t an athlete, if you are not in the gym, you don’t have to be in the gym to do something new. Read a new book, read a new article. Go outdoors, make a new friend I know it’s COVID and everything, it don’t matter man.”

He added, “It’s 2021. We are in a new year. You already know what I did new, hairs gone. It is what it is, it’s gone.”

That said, 2021 calls for bigger challenges and coming off from a defeat might not be easy for Thurman. He will have even bigger challenges ahead in his boxing career.

What’s next for Keith Thurman?

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The entire welterweight division is stacked at this stage and Thurman can opt for any of the big fights. While fans are expecting Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. to lock horns, the matchup is still not final.

Thurman can have a crack at the world titles by facing any of them. But Shawn Porter has already desired to fight Crawford. So, Thurman can aim for Errol Spence Jr. to get his hands over the world title again. Apart from that, several more options are waiting for him and Thurman needs to step inside the ring to validate them.

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Do you think Keith Thurman can regain his relevancy this year?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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