Keith Thurman Gunning For Winner Of Errol Spence Jr. vs. Danny Garcia
Keith Thurman wants to ensure that 2021 is his year.
Thurman hasn’t been in action since July 20, 2019. He lost the WBA (Super) Welterweight Championship against Manny Pacquiao. Thurman lost the bout via split decision.
On December 5, Errol Spence Jr. will put his WBC and IBF Welterweight gold on the line against Danny Garcia. “One Time” has his sights set on the winner (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“In 2021, I want the winner of Spence-Garcia, and Errol is one of the biggest welterweights in the division. With [Spence’s height,] I’ve got to get closer to land the hook or the right hand. With Danny, it’s a rematch. My name is ‘One-Time’ for a reason, and you only need that one punch.
“I’ve had two surgeries, fought injured, and with bone spurs beat Danny Garcia. The most exciting fights at 147 have involved Keith Thurman, and my best performances are yet to come. 2021 is Thurman vs. everybody.”
Thurman holds a victory over Garcia. He defeated “Swift” back on March 4, 2017 via split decision. That bout was contested for the WBA (Super) and WBC gold.
Lately, Thurman and Spence have had some bad blood brewing. Spence has said he doesn’t like Thurman because he believes he is “fake.” Spence has also insisted that he doesn’t have any interest in fighting “One Time.”
Spence vs. Garcia will air live on PBC on FOX PPV and on FIGHT SPORTS in over 30 countries worldwide.