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Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman Rides Out the Storm and Looks Ahead

by on Dec.28, 2012, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon

Thurman (left) lands a damaging left hook to the head of Quintana (photo courtesy of

Thurman (left) lands a damaging left hook to the head of Quintana (photo courtesy of

CLEARWATER, FL, December 26, 2012 – Going into his step-up bout against Carlos Quintana, insiders said that this was a 50-50 proposition at best.  It was November 24, 2012  The venue was the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, California, and their bout was being televised by HBO.  Possessing a record of 29 wins, three losses and 23 knockouts, Quintana handed Joel Julio and Paul Williams, who were 27-0 and 33-0, respectively, their first losses and won the WBO Welterweight title in the latter bout.  Williams regained his championship with a first round blowout four months later in June 2008, and subsequently WBC Welterweight champ Andre Berto halted Quintana in April 2010.  Now 36, Quintana – who’d also been stopped by Miguel Cotto in 2006 – was being kicked to the curb.  Thus, it came as some surprise when he stopped the hard-punching 27 year-old contender Deandre Latimore in May.

Thurman had a stellar amateur career (posting 101 wins, 76 KO’s, six National Championships and a loss to Demetrius Andrade at the 2008 US Olympic Trials that netted him the Silver Medal), yet he remained largely untested as  a professional with at 18-0 with 17 knockouts.  Trained by Ronald “Winky” Wright’s former trainer, Dan Birmingham, he’s looking promising.  In a televised bout in July, he stopped Orlando Lora (29-2-2, 19 KO’s), a battler who’d been halted only once by rugged contender “King” David Estrada in 2010 and went the distance when he lost to current WBA Welterweight champion Paul Malignaggi in November 2011.  Nevertheless, in Carlos Quintana, Thurman faces a much steeper challenge. (continue reading…)

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Quotes from Yesterday’s Robert Guerrero vs. Andre Berto & Keith Thurman vs. Carlos Quintana Final Press Conference

by on Nov.21, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

ROBERT “THE GHOST GUERRERO, Four Division and Six Time World Champion

“There is nothing left to say. It’s time to fight. I’m ready to fight and take care of business on November 24.”

ANDRE BERTO, Former Two-Time Welterweight World Champion

“This has been a long time coming. I’ve had a hell of a year, going through a lot of trials and tribulations. I believe that everything happens for a reason and I’ve learned a lot about myself and how strong I am to get through what I’ve been through. I’m in a whole other mind frame and have a whole new motivation. (continue reading…)

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‘RING KINGS: Mayweather vs. Cotto’ Final Undercard Press Conference Quotes

by on May.04, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases


Canelo Alvarez, WBC Super Welterweight World Champion

“I can only say good things about Sugar Shane Mosley. He is a great champion, but I have trained hard for this fight and I feel that I am going to win it. It’s going to be a victory for all of Mexico.

“Mosley is a great fighter and despite his age, he has taken very good care of his body. (continue reading…)

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