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Keith Thurman and Robert Guerrero Make NBC Boxing a Successful Debut with Scintillating War!

by on Mar.10, 2015, under Boxing News

By Christopher Morgan at ringside


Thurman, at left, lands a crunching right to the head of Robert Guerrero (photo courtesy

Thurman, at left, lands a crunching right to the head of Robert Guerrero (photo courtesy

LAS VEGAS, NV, March, 07, 2015 — The main event of NBC’s inaugural prime time network boxing telecast made the lackluster co-main a distant memory and gave viewers, as well as the sell out crowd, well more than their moneys worth. Keith “One Time” Thurman answered a lot of questions in mostly dominating top welterweight Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero over 12 hard fought rounds, winning both the slugging as well as the boxing war, though he had to walk through some fire to accomplish his task.

Robert Guerrero (32-2-1, 18 Kos) of Gilroy, California enters the ring first to Oscar-winning composer Hanz Zimmer’s heroic orchestral theme that he composed for NBC’s boxing series. The crowd, being majority Mexican-American, is definitely behind Robert, loudly cheering their blood and guts champ. Keith Thurman (24-0, 21 Kos) quickly follows, smiling and bouncing his way to the ring to the same orchestral themes.  He also has strong crowd support — with a smattering of boos mixed in. (continue reading…)

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Keith Thurman and Robert Guerrero Headline Return of Boxing to Prime Time Network TV This Saturday Night!

by on Mar.06, 2015, under Boxing News

By Christopher Morgan



LAS VEGAS — There was a time when Championship boxing matches were routinely shown on unpaid network television, or so I’ve heard, having been born in the latter stages of the 20th Century. I can’t remember ever seeing one. High priced cable networks and PPV have been the sole domain for fans wishing to see the upper echelon of boxing talent over the last 20 or so odd years and that monopoly is about to receive stiff competition from NBC starting Saturday March 7th at 8:30pm Eastern 5:30pm Pacific. It still remains to be seen if boxing can become a mainstream attraction in the eye’s of the average American sports fan as the landscape has changed dramatically in the last 10 years or so. Mixed Martial Arts or MMA has risen exponentially in popularity and it will take great matchmaking and action packed fights in the ring to win back some of those combat sports fans.

NBC seems to be committed wholeheartedly to making this endeavor a success as they have invested heavily in promotion, hired the highly respected Al Michaels as host, Marv Albert will call the action and none other than Sugar Ray Leonard, himself, is onboard for the color commentary. The inaugural telecast is a stacked triple header featuring three young up and comers in Keith Thurman, Adrien Broner and Abner Mares, along with a pair of battle tested veterans in Robert Guerrero and John Molina Jr. (continue reading…)

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Thurman, Guerrero, et al Talk on Saturday’s NBC Fights.

by on Mar.04, 2015, under Boxing News




LAS VEGAS, March 3, 2015 – The fan favorites participating on the inaugural Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC fight card on Saturday, March 7 shared their progress today on how training camp is going and the importance of the return of boxing to primetime network television.

Tickets for the live event are priced at $400, $300, $100 and $50, not including applicable service charges and taxes, are on sale now. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available at or (continue reading…)

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Weigh-In Results for Tonight’s ‘Mayhem: Mayweather-Maidana II’

by on Sep.13, 2014, under Boxing News

Photos by Esther Lin/Showtime

Mayweather, at left, and Maidana at their weigh-in for tonight's rematch.

Mayweather, at left, and Maidana at their weigh-in for tonight’s rematch.

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Keith Thurman Makes Julio Diaz Quit After 3 High Action Rounds

by on Apr.28, 2014, under Boxing News

Report by Christopher Morgan 

Photos by Armando Cabrera


Keith Thurman (right) and Julio Diaz size each other up.

Keith Thurman (right) and Julio Diaz size each other up.


CARSON, CA, April, 26, 2014 — Keith Thurman lived up to his nickname of “One Time” with a blistering 3 round performance that left Julio Diaz unable to continue due to a Rib injury after 3 rounds of rapid give and take boxing. The crowd at the Stubhub center in Carson California were disappointed in the brevity of the main event but there was solace in the fact that the co-main event was arguably the Fight of the year to date and will be difficult to top for the rest.

The first round begins with Keith Thurman (22 – 0, 20 Kos) coming out and initiating a glove touch with Julio Diaz (40 -9, 29 Kos) which seems slightly peculiar as Thurman had made bold comments about knocking Julio’s head off in the lead up to the fight.  Thurman jabs three times then misses with a hook off the jab throwing it just a little too wide. Julio Diaz misses a right hand lead and gets caught with a hard hook from Thurman that rocks him back against the ropes, another hook lands from Thurman making Diaz legs do a little dance uncontrollably coming off the floor.  Near rounds end Thurman feints Diaz out of position then backpedals with Diaz in pursuit landing a series of hooks to Diaz body in the process. (continue reading…)

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