Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman has labelled Floyd Mayweather “an old man” and believes that he would be the toughest test that the unbeaten star would face in his career.
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Thurman is fresh from a thrilling win over Robert Guerrero on the debut night of the Premier Boxing Champions series on NBC, and after recovering from his knocks he expects to be back in the ring within the next few months.
Meanwhile, Mayweather is of course preparing for his super-fight with Manny Pacquiao which takes place on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and provided he comes through that there is likely to be a long list of stars waiting to face him next.
Thurman would undoubtedly be a popular choice for many as he has produced some impressive performances en route to winning the ‘regular’ WBA title, and his explosive power could be an issue for Mayweather if he caught him.
The 26-year-old paid tribute to Mayweather and described him as a “beautiful fighter”, but ultimately he believes that age is catching up with him as he warned he “burns money daily” in a jibe at the 38-year-old.
It remains to be seen if Thurman gets a shot at Mayweather before he retires, but he will certainly be looking for big fights in the division later this year regardless.