Keith Thurman: 'Everybody wants to see me and Adrien Broner'

Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Undefeated Thurman hopes to land a money fight with three-division titlist Adrien Broner, and says the fans want to see it.

Keith Thurman passed a good test two days ago in San Diego Antonio my bad, wearing down and knocking out Diego Chaves in a very entertaining fight on Showtime, and now he may have Adrien Broner in his sights. Thurman won the interim WBA belt from Chaves, while Broner picked up the regular WBA title from Paulie Malignaggi last month, which means there was no need for an interim but hey, whatever, let's move on.

Thurman (21-0, 19 KO) says that he gets messages from fans all the time about the fight:

"It's a great fight. I get tweets, I get facebooked. Everybody wants to see me and Broner. We'lle have to see what the future holds. He didn't really have the best performance against Paulie. His speed was there, but his power wasn't there in the welterweight division. ... It's a tremendous fight because he's a young fighter and I'm a young fighter, he's athletic and I'm athletic."

Broner (27-0, 22 KO) didn't wow anyone with his win over Malignaggi on June 22, and it doesn't seem likely at the moment that he'll be staying at 147 pounds, which might open up a vacant title for Thurman to fight for -- perhaps against Marcos Maidana? If Broner does stay at welterweight, though, it's been speculated that he'll face Maidana next, and Thurman hasn't been in the discussion to this point.

The other thing to consider is that Broner and Thurman are both Haymon fighters, and while that's not the roadblock it used to be, because a lot of his guys are now at the point that they have to fight someone, and sometimes that means another Al fighter, it seems unlikely to me that two young, very promising potential star fighters would be matched up this early in their careers, especially when you consider the fact that almost nobody believed Broner looked like a legit welterweight just yet, and Thurman has already shown an ability to fight up at 154. There's a big size difference between them, and the fight seems unwise in several ways.

Of course, if it did happen, that would be awesome, because it really is a good, interesting fight.

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