How good was prime Keith "One Time" Thurman?

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  1. DaRealJT

    DaRealJT 32-0-1 Full Member

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    In one word, unremarkable
     
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  2. BoxingCasual13

    BoxingCasual13 Watches Boxing once a year Full Member

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    B tier WW when it comes to modern WWs.
    C tier in WW history.
     
  3. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

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    At his best I had him 50/50 against Spence. He has always been slightly underrated. I though he did better against Porter than anyone else and he did it without clinching.
     
  4. Ducklerr

    Ducklerr Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I think Brook handled Porter better than Thurman. Thought Porter could very easily have gotten the decision vs Thurman. Believe I had it a draw.
     
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  5. cslb

    cslb Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Thurman talked a good game but nothing about him ever struck me as being exceptional.
     
  6. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Very undderated now going on posts in this thread

    I'd back him to beat Spence (I had Porter Edging Spence).
     
  7. BoxingIQ

    BoxingIQ Active Member Full Member

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    You know what, I was just thinking about Keith the other day. I will put it to you like this, If Thurman had never got injured and stayed consistent I could see him beating both Spence and Crawford due to his hand speed, power, counterpunching, and tremendous athleticism. He could fight on the back foot and he had very underrated defense and jab. He will go down as one of the biggest "what ifs" in boxing.
     
  8. BoxingIQ

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    I disagree. I believe that Thurman did the best out of everyone due to the fact he fought a much fresher Porter, plus he did not have to clinch his way to victory like the others. The only exception would be Ugas who didn't lose any rounds to Porter IMO.
     
  9. Ducklerr

    Ducklerr Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    How was Porter not fresh against Brook? He was undefeated and coming off the destruction of Malignaggi. I didn't think there was any case for a draw or Porter win against Brook. Can't say the same for the Thurman fight.
     
  10. BoxingIQ

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    Thurman won 8 rounds against Porter without clinching. Brook clinched his way to victory against Porter. I agree Porter was just as fresh as when he fought Brook, but Brook's game plan was boring and basic. Thurman and Ugas outboxed Porter without doing any clinching and they both barely lost any rounds.
     
  11. Ducklerr

    Ducklerr Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Don't think Thurman conceivably won more than 7 rounds against Porter. Quite easily could have lost 6 or 7 as well. Would be interesting to dig up a poll from after the fight on here and see what people thought at the time.
     
  12. OvidsExile

    OvidsExile Taste it all! Full Member

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    He was world class but not Elite p4p material. He was like David Haye, Billy Joe Saunders, or Tim Bradley.
     
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  13. BoxingIQ

    BoxingIQ Active Member Full Member

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    He was better than all those guys listed. There's a reason Bradley ducked him
     
  14. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    decent fighter, but in retrospect a little overrated by Keith himself, but he is a good talker and he sold himself well.
     
  15. Forza

    Forza Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Spence was on his way to losing against porter until he scored that flash knock down late