Keith Thurman is ready to find his next opponent and that search he insists has either Amir Khan, Kell Brook or Timothy Bradley at the top of the list.
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The WBA ‘regular’ welterweight champion improved his record to 25-0 (21 KOs) last month with a points win over Robert Guerrero in an impressive performance which pushed him into the conversation for the top fights in the division.
‘One Time’ has since spoken about who he would like to fight next, but there have been no official announcements from his promotional team as he continues to wait to see when he will return to the ring.
The welterweight scene is undoubtedly waiting for the outcome of May 2, as Floyd Mayweather’s mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao will likely open up the division if both fighters decide to continue fighting.
While Thurman has pencilled in a fight for June or July, he is expecting to wait around for an opponent to come forward and be willing to face him. Although, he has produced a list of possible rivals that he would like to face in the mean time.
“Manny is fighting Floyd but I’d fight Timothy Bradley, I’d fight Amir Khan, and I’d fight Kell Brook next. I know there are fans that probably still wouldn’t mind seeing me fight Shawn Porter, while Andre Berto just fought and won,” he told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.
Thurman added that he is willing to wait longer for his next bout if it means getting a top opponent that he wants, although he will still need to be wary of inactivity which could have an impact on his performance when it comes around.
Nevertheless, while the general focus is on May 2 for now, Thurman is in the same boat as many other fighters in that weight class as they look to see how things develop after the ‘fight of the century’ while Brook will also be looking for significant fights this summer as he continues to hold on to that IBF strap.