Keith Thurman will look to protect his unbeaten record on Saturday night as he takes on Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
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WBA ‘regular’ champion Thurman (24-0, 21 KOs) will defend his belt against ‘The Ghost’ (32-2-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday night in the main event of the opening card of the Premier Boxing Champions series.
Thurman has called out various star names in the division over the past few months, but few have been willing to step up and take him on as he continues to emerge as a real bright prospect at welterweight.
While the likes of Amir Khan, Marcos Maidana and Floyd Mayweather have all moved on elsewhere, ‘One Time’ will be looking to produce another dominant performance in order to land the big fights and although Guerrero will be a tough opponent, he should be confident of prevailing.
The unbeaten American has all the skills required to become a champion, and he will undoubtedly look to use his superior speed, power and boxing IQ to overcome his next challenge, but he shouldn’t be underestimating his opponent.
Can Guerrero cause an upset? The battle-hardened veteran will look to make it an ugly fight and limit Thurman’s space and turn it into a slugfest. However, it won’t be enough to stop the 26-year-old on his path to success and this may well be the final stepping-stone before he gets the elite level fighter that he craves.
Abner Mares features on the undercard as well as Adrien Broner vs John Molina, and so it is expected that Thurman will ringwalk around 10.30 p.m. (ET).
Where: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
When: Saturday March 7, 20:30 (ET)