The talent of unbeaten Keith Thurman, with 21 knockouts in 24 victories, has cried for a greater stage.
He gets it Saturday night at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, fighting former two-division world champion Robert Guerrero in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions' debut card on NBC.
“I’ve wanted to fight Robert Guerrero for a long time -- he just comes to fight -- so having it happen on this stage, I feel my career starts Saturday,” Thurman told the Los Angeles Times in a telephone interview.
The bout against Gilroy, Calif.’s, 31-year-old Guerrero (32-2-1, 18 knockouts) is for the World Boxing Assn. welterweight title.
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