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WBA / WBC WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION KEITH “ONE TIME” THURMAN’S
FIGHT-WORN ITEMS NOW AT INTERNATIONAL BOXING HALL OF FAME
Top pound-for-pound star sends fight-worn robe, trunks, gloves & shoes
from 2017 welterweight championship unification bout to “Boxing’s Hometown”
CANASTOTA, NY - APRIL 5, 2018 - Undefeated WBA / WBC welterweight world champion Keith “One Time” Thurman donated the complete wardrobe – robe, trunks, gloves and shoes - from his March 4, 2017 title unification bout against Danny “Swift” Garcia to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The bout, for Thurman’s WBA and Garcia’s WBC belts, headlined an all-action card presented by Premier Boxing Champions, DiBella Entertainment and SHOWTIME Championship Boxing. The card was televised live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on CBS and was watched by an average of 3.74 million viewers, peaking at 5.1 million. Thurman scored a 12-round split decision to unify the titles.
“’One Time’ Thurman is one of boxing’s top pound-for-pound stars and we are so excited that he has donated his fight-worn items for fans to enjoy when they tour the Hall of Fame for a walk down boxing’s memory lane,” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy. Fighting out of his hometown of Clearwater, FL, Thurman won six national championships and scored over 100 victories as an amateur before turning pro in 2007. Undefeated with a record of 28-0 with 22 KOs, “One Time” has scored wins over Shawn Porter, Luis Collazo, Robert Guerrero, Julio Diaz, Jesus Soto Karass, Jan Zaveck and Carlos Quintana among others.
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Keith “One Time” Thurman presents Hall director
Edward Brophy with his fight-worn gear
Boxing fans Rudy Jr. and Andrea Barraza
of Alvin, TX enjoy Thurman display at
the Hall of Fame
Thurman unifies 147-pound titles against Garcia in March 2017
Photo by Ed Diller / DiBella Entertainment