Thurman Admits He Wasn’t At His Best
Keith Thurman admits that he wasn’t at the top of his game when he took a majority decision over Josesito Lopez at Barclays Center on Saturday night.
Thurman made his return to the ring for the first time in 22-months taking a majority decision of 115-111, 117-109 and 113-113. Thurman’s long layoff came from a shoulder injury in 2017 and a broken hand suffered while preparing for his comeback in 2018.
“My hand took some contact tonight,” said Thurman of that hand that was not 100%.
“Lopez had a tough head but we held out strong. I said you wouldn’t see the best Keith Thurman tonight, but you’d still see a world class performance, and I gave you that tonight.”
Thurman prepares for another challenge, as he called out Manny Pacquiao after his win over Lopez.
“”I feel good. That was a beautiful fight. I would most likely definitely take the Manny Pacquiao fight this year,” said Thurman.
“Maybe Brooklyn, maybe Vegas, wherever Manny Pacquiao wants it. I’d even fight him in the Philippines if I have to.”Either way, I will be back later this year. Believe that.”