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Keith Thurman: Age, titles, net worth, professional boxing record & next fight

Everything you need to know about the former unified welterweight champion Keith Thurman.

Born

November 23, 1988

Age

35

Birthplace

Clearwater, Florida

Resides

Clearwater, Florida

Nicknames

One Time

Height

5’ 71/2”

Reach

69”

Stance

Orthodox

Weight division

Light-middleweight

Professional record

30-1-1

Amateur record

101-6

Next fight

Tim Tszyu, March 30

Early career and ranking rise

After a successful amateur career, Thurman turned pro at the age of 18 in 2007, making his debut in Tampa, Florida, against Kensky Rodney.

A well-placed body shot helped Thurman record a first-round victory, and it was the start of a hugely successful few years for the fighter.

Thurman won his first eight fights by knockout before an accidental clash of heads during a contest against Francisco Garcia saw his ninth bout ruled a no contest.

As his career developed, Thurman adjusted his tactics, moving away from being just a "puncher", and he soon started to improve his array of skills as he started to enter the world rankings.

He won the WBO Inter-Continental welterweight title after a hard-fought win over Jan Zaveck in March 2013 before winning the Interim WBA welterweight title four months later after stopping Diego Gabriel Chaves.

Thurman was elevated to WBA world champion in January 2015 before securing the biggest win of his career against Robert Guerrero. His success over the gutsy Guerrero opened up more doors for him, and he was soon back in the ring in May 2015.

He returned home to Clearwater to take on Luis Collazo, and he was pushed all the way after getting in trouble following a vicious body shot in the fifth round. A cut near the eye of Collazo eventually ended the fight in the seventh round before Thurman called out boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. 

Thurman's peak years came between 2015 and 2019 when he enjoyed further victories over Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia, who would also eventually win world titles of their own.

A win over Josesito Lopez in January 2019 continued his reign as WBA champion, but he was beaten six months later by Manny Pacquiao.

Thurman was dropped in round one but showed heart and courage to hear the final bell before losing a split decision.

He held the WBA crown from 2015 to 2019, while he held the WBC strap in 2017.

Thurman's career has been an incredible success, but he has been inactive in recent years due to injury. An elbow issue has given him numerous problems, but at the age of 35, he may still be able to win more world titles before calling time on his career.

Keith Thurman next fight

Thurman is scheduled to fight Australian Tim Tszyu on March 30 as he makes his return to the ring.

The American will fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for the first time in his career, but he is considered the outsider.

Tszyu is -800 to win the contest, with Thurman as big as +500 to see his arm raised in Las Vegas.

While Thurman has lost once, 29-year-old Tszyu has yet to taste defeat, with his record standing at 24-0, with 17 wins by knockout.

There will be no belts on the line in March, with the pair set to fight at a catchweight of 155lbs.

Keith Thurman last fight

Thurman has been out of the ring for two years, with his last appearance coming at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas in February 2022.

He recorded a unanimous decision win over Mario Barrios, as he ended a three-year absence from the ring.

Both men were coming off their first defeats, with Barrios having lost to Gervonta Davis, but it was Thurman that produced a dominant display to win on points.

Keith Thurman age

Thurman was born on November 23, 1988, making him 35 years old.

Keith Thurman height and weight

Thurman is 5' 71/2" and currently competes in the light-middleweight division. 

He is a former unified world champion, and his reach measures 69".

Keith Thurman net worth

Thurman's net worth is unknown, although he is reported to be worth $25million.

Keith Thurman amateur titles

  • Six National Championships, including the 2006 PAL National Championships

Keith Thurman professional titles

  • WBA welterweight title
  • WBC welterweight title

Odds mentioned in this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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