Thurman Was Ready To Fight Spence Or Crawford If They Didn’t Fight

Keith Thurman has stated that he would have fought either Errol Spence Jr. or Terence Crawford if they did not fight each other. 

Instead, Spence and Crawford will fight for the undisputed welterweight title on July 29th, 2023. 

That news has dismissed earlier suggestions that Thurman could have faced Spence at 154 lbs, or had a potential fight with Crawford.

And now that the fight is happening, Thurman admitted he was disappointed not to have been involved. 

“Yeah, you can put a little salt. It was a little salty taste. You know, it wasn’t sweet, but I pride myself on making the biggest fights happen, and let’s be honest, man. If this fight didn’t manifest, we would call some shenanigans,” Thurman

As a result, Thurman has been linked with a fight against Yordenis Ugas in August. If the bout were to go ahead, there would be a massive reward on offer for the winner. A win would put the victor as a WBC mandatory for Spence or Crawford.

And if the eventual undisputed welterweight champion moved up to 154 lbs, the titles would become vacant, with the winner of a Thurman and Ugas bout being elevated to a WBC champion. 

But as Thurman is 34-years-old, he does not have a lot of time left to secure the biggest fights. 

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