How good was prime Keith "One Time" Thurman?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by 941Jeremy, Jun 23, 2022.

  1. 941Jeremy

    941Jeremy Active Member Full Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    He looked very promising at "one time" especially in 2016 and 2017 when he defeated Garcia and Porter but then came the injuries and inactivity and by the time he returned he was clearly past his best. Was Thurman ever an elite welterweight and how would he have fared against the top guys of today?
  2. Forza

    Forza Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 18, 2012
    When he was hungry, he was one of the greatest offensive welterweights in boxing history. He would have destroyed spence back in those days.

  3. Maidanas Gun Tattoo

    Maidanas Gun Tattoo Active Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2017
    :dunno:nonono Welterweight history is just too deep to have Keith Thurman as one of the greatest offensive fighters in its storied history.
  4. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    He was in the "meh" catagory of boxers. Or IS still in that catagory, which is what happens when you smoke too much
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  5. exocet76

    exocet76 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Nah put the pipe down.....he was decent but all time?
    Not remotely.
  6. tinman

    tinman Coming For Trump Full Member

    Feb 25, 2015
    Extremely overrated. Said that years before it was common opinion. Even made threads about it.
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  7. Johnny1987

    Johnny1987 Member Full Member

    Sep 20, 2019
    Thurman is average, outside top 20 all time WW for sure
  8. 941Jeremy

    941Jeremy Active Member Full Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    Nah too many winging shots. I can think of at least a dozen welterweights with a better offensive skillset just in the past 10-20 years.
  9. FastSmith7

    FastSmith7 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2017
    It's just funny, this guy is the 25th best Welterweight of all time, he's average.

    He's probably in the 0.01% of the best boxers ever
  10. box33

    box33 Member Full Member

    Jul 25, 2021
    He was great,

    Even during those matches with Shawn he had to postpone that fight due to injuries & after the fight said he was injured while fighting him even then, aswell as the Garcia fight where he had another set of injuries this time to his elbow, not to mention he was just as inactive during both those matches and had no tune up while going into them unlike when he faced Manny.
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  11. Johnny1987

    Johnny1987 Member Full Member

    Sep 20, 2019
    You want me to praise him for being the 25th best of all time? In that case, Jeff Horn is better than him as he has a win over Pacquiao. Thurman aint ****
  12. Ducklerr

    Ducklerr Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Apr 1, 2015
    He's probably somewhere in the 20th-30th best welterweight since 1980.
  13. miniq

    miniq WAR WALRUS Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Tarkin rubbish.

    He didn't want anything to do with Spence. Would have got whipped round the body and folded. Soft body nobody ever exploited properly.

    & has fades late likes to take rounds off whilst Spence is a machine who enjoys the heat. Even Crawford needs breather rounds, Spence was born in the deep end, he doesn't need to breathe. WAR SPENCE.
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  14. drenlou

    drenlou Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    He was very talented but with a glass body.
  15. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

    Oct 16, 2019
    I’ve always liked him and he was in some really good scraps. Definitely elite, but not atg