"The one person that I think demonstrated to all of us that he is a force to be reckoned with and will be is Keith Thurman," stated Showtime commentator Al Bernstein, who shared his thoughts on undefeated WBA interim welterweight champion Keith Thurman and the breakout year he had in 2013. As far as Bernstein is concerned, Thurman's performances in his knockout victories over Diego Chaves and Jesus Soto Karass proved that he's much more than just a one-dimensional knockout artist. In fact, Bernstein believes that Thurman is just 1 or 2 fights away from being a legitimate opponent for undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd "Money" Mayweather.
"Keith Thurman has done two things. He did the same thing in both of his fights against Chaves and the one against Jesus Soto Karass. He suffered adversity early. Against Chaves, he got hit with some big punches and realized he had to box a little bit. He did box and then got back to his power game and stopped Chaves. In the Jesus Soto Karass fight, if you remember, he was hit with a monstrous overhand right in the first round and it almost caught him cold. He rallied from that, kept his head about him, and rallied for a victory," Bernstein explained during a recent interview with FightHype's Percy Crawford. "Keith Thurman is the goods and I believe that in another fight or two, he is likely to be an opponent for Mayweather and if he gets a 38 year old Floyd Mayweather, I think it's gonna be a very fun fight to watch."
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