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Knockout specialist Keith Thurman stars in StubHub card
Knockout specialist Keith Thurman stars in StubHub card

Keith Thurman has had 20 knockouts in 22 fights, which is eye-grabbing by itself, and now he’ll have a Showtime and StubHub Center main event audience to boost his reputation. Thurman, a 25-year-old from Clearwater, Fla., will fight Coachella Valley veteran Julio Diaz on Saturday night in a welterweight bout that could springboard him into the conversation as Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s next opponent. “This victory itself, I don’t know that it puts me into the Mayweather conversation, but being a top-10 welterweight puts me there,” Thurman said. Mayweather, a heavy favorite to defeat Marcos Maidana on May 3 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, will likely choose a welterweight promoted by Golden...

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