Earlier unified welterweight winner Keith Thurman is looking to return to his division within the largest means potential.
Thurman goes to return to the ring versus former WBA ‘common’ junior welterweight champion Mario Barrios on February 5, within the major occasion of a Fox Sports activities pay back-for each-look at card.
The bout would be the to begin with for Thurman provided that dropping a twelve spherical break up conclusion to Manny Pacquiao in July of 2019.
Thurman described that he may have returned in 2021, in opposition to WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, however he guarantees to have been lowballed by Main Rank.
“We may have fought this calendar yr, Bob Arum attained out to me, he was changing into a stingy motherf—–, he was engaging in what he do. I by no means ever carried out small enterprise with Bob, I by no means therapy about Bob, I don’t must have him, I’m not heading to must have him,” Thurman knowledgeable the DAZN Boxing Clearly present.
Thurman would appear to be far more intrigued in a struggle with unified welterweight winner Errol Spence, who’s heading to facial space Yordenis Ugas in a 3 belt unification in 2022 – with the winner strolling absent with the WBA, WBC, IBF titles.
The previous champion believes that he even now brings a great deal to the desk.
“I couldn’t be a modern winner however Thurman vs. these champions is a big impediment,” Thurman mentioned.
“It’s Spence or Crawford, the 2 on the desk. I would like an important struggle. You realize boxing, we don’t forecast the season. There isn’t any real program. I actually would not have a real want, they’re each of these good fighters, I would like the 2 of them. We’re simply going to must see which a single is introduced. The problem with Bob is that they didn’t ship me a contract, they had been being simply conversing decrease figures.
“I consider the even larger battle is Spence, given that he’s the unified champion, and there’s rumors about Ugas, and that’s 3 belts.”