Originally Posted by Habecki
Surely on the wind up. Thurman looks like the real deal. Not perfect by any means but a very good looking prospect. Power in both hands (ridiculous amateur KO rate), can fight moving forward or on the back foot, excellent technique/timing, good counterpuncher etc.
Needs to work on putting his punches together better and does lack a little in the overall speed department.
Has fought NOBODY so the obvious concerns of his chin/heart and how he handles adversity will be key.
The bum he fought last time got hammered with some absolute bombs and was slurping them down like candy.
This kid's power isn't what people think it is.
His skills are also atrocious.
He may wrest a title from someone like a K9 or a Rigoberto Alvarez or something, but don't think for a second he'll ever become one of the sport's elite.
He's a boxer-puncher who can't really box and doesn't have much more than an average punch, and has a shitty attitude with delusions of grandeur far beyond the scope of his limited abilities.
I don't care how many people he kayoed in the amateurs or so far on the way up the pro ranks - who the **** were they? His reputation as a knockout artist is even more inflated than Valero's was.
He stepped up to D+ level against Lora and didn't really display this savage one-punch power everyone's been harping about for a couple of years. He labored toward the stoppage after landing shitloads of punches.
He is a can crusher with a flashy boisterous personality, nothing more.