Known as the ‘One Time’ in the boxing world. Keith Thurman is famous for his one-time hits or blows that can single-handedly end the entire match.
For anyone familiar with boxing, the industry has already introduced Keith Thurman. Keith Thurman has retained the title of WBA Super Welterweight World.
Keith Thurman married a Nepali girl. Thus, he is known as Nepal’s Son-in-law. The people of Nepal love and adore him a lot.
Keith has not lost many matches in his life, but he recently lost to the boxer, Manny Pacman Pacquiao.
This is a list of some interesting facts you might not know about Keith Thurman.
|Keith Fitzgerald Thurman
|Date of birth
|23 November 1988
|35 years old
|Clearwater, Florida, USA
|Keith Thurman Sr.
|5 feet and 7 inches/ 171 cm/ 1.71 m
|67 kg/ 148 lbs
|10 million US$
|Two; Brother and sister
|100 thousand US$
|Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Keith Thurman: Early Life
Keith Thurman was born in Clearwater of Florida, on the 23rd of November 1998. His father’s name is Keith Thurman Sr. and his mother’s name is Debra Thorsen.
Keith grew up in a mix of cultures because his father is African-American and his mother is of European ethnicity. Keith likes to call himself mixed black in terms of ethnicity.
But he has American citizenship. He likes to term himself as Christian-Buddhist.
Keith also has two other siblings; a brother and a sister. However, their names are not available to the public, and he does not post about them much.
His father manages the boxer and organizes his fight events. He checks out all the contracts of the boxer and makes decisions accordingly. We do not know the occupation of his mother.
He still, to this day, lives with his parents in a joint family.
Keith spent most of his childhood in Clearwater, Florida, with his parents. He was introduced to boxing at the young age of 7 when his coach Ben Getty held an exhibition for boxing.
In that exhibition, there were some sign-up sheets to fill in. He took the forms home and told his mother he wanted to join boxing. Thus, the great journey of a boxer began.
Keith idolized old-time boxing champions such as Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali. He already had a vision of what he wanted to do with his life at 15.
So, at 16 years old, he dropped out of high school in Clearwater and took the risk of pursuing his dreams.
Thurman was the kind of person who would not quit until he got what he wanted. Keith fought his first fight at the age of 19. He went on to win six national tournaments.
He won a total of 101 fights and only lost a couple. One of his biggest accomplishments was in 2007; when he was 19 years old, he won the silver in Olympics Trials.
Keith Thurman: Personal Life
In the year 2016, Keith Thurman met the love of his life in Japan. While he was on a trip there, he met Priyana Thapa, who is a Nepalese girl. As soon as they met, they had an instant connection and started dating.
After dating for over a year, on July 12th, 2017, they decided to tie the knot. They flew over to Priyana’s native country, Nepal. They had a grand Nepali traditional wedding.
Keith respects Priyana’s culture, and their wedding consisted of even traditional Nepali music. Close family members and friends attended the wedding. The couple also had a white wedding in America following his Christian roots.
Keith Thurman has been termed “Nepalese Son-in-law” by the people of Nepal. He is well-loved in Nepal and has accumulated a large fan following in Nepal.
The couple now resides with Keith’s family in Florida and has no incidents of domestic hassles. It seems like they have a peaceful home life.
Priyana is currently not working in any field and remains a happy housewife. It is reported that Keith doesn’t want her to work and prefers her to live a stress-free life.
The couple has no kids yet, but they might have been planning for a family in a few years. Keith never fails to show his affection for his wife through his social media posts.
Keith Thurman: Body size
The 31-year-old boxer has a height of 5 feet and 7 inches, and he weighs 67 kg. Keith has dark brown eyes and light brown hair.
Thurman has an athletic build and works hard to keep his body fine and fit. He has a light brown complexion.
Keith Thurman: Professional Life
In 1997 Keith fought his first fight as a nine-year-old under the coaching of coach Benjamin Getty. He fought in the amateur division.
Thurman went on to win 6 National Championships, including the 2006 PAL National Championship. He competed in the 2007 Olympic Trials and brought silver. Considering he was just getting started, that was his biggest accomplishment yet.
Keith Thurman professionally debuted when he was 18 years old. He fought a match against Kenksy Rodney at A La Carte Event Pavillion in Tampa, Florida. In the first round, he knocked out his opponent.
Keith successfully defeated the undefeated Jamaican boxer Omar Bell with an uppercut and a left hand on August 8, 2008. He has fought and won against boxers such as Francisco Garcia, Stalin Lopez, and so on.
Keith soon was called invincible and had nineteen victories under his name by the year 2012. He defeated Carlos Quintana and won the WBO-NABO junior middleweight title, and moved to another weight category.
Thurman got his 20th consecutive victory by knocking out Jan Zaveck. From this match, he got the title of WBO Inter-continental Welterweight Champion.
He had to fight five matches to keep his title from 2013-to 2019; he had victories against Jesus Karass, Julio Diaz, Leonard Bundu, Robert Guerrero, and Luiz Collazo.
In 2016 Keith suffered from whiplash in a car accident when he spun out of control in his Shelby GT and leaned into another car. He took the accident lightly and went on about his day at the gym.
But after three weeks after the accident, he suddenly could not move his neck while working out.
Keith was supposed to fight Shawn Porter in March that year, but that match was not postponed for his recovery, and the match took place on June 25th. Thurman won the fight by a unanimous decision in a 12 round setup.
After the fight against Shawn Porter, he again fought against his long-time rival Danny Garcia and Josesito Lopez in 2019. He won with a split decision and major verdict in the respective fights. Soon Thurman had become undefeated for an entire decade.
Debuted in 2007, Thurman holds an impressive boxing record to say the less. Among the 32 matches Thurman has participated in, he has 30 wins with one loss and one misconduct.
Defeat against Manny Pacquiao
Keith then decided on his next opponent while on a trip to Japan. He publicly called out WBA Titlist Manny Pacquiao, who had just recently won the title against Adrien Broner.
The world’s second-best boxer Terence Crawford also supported the fight’s announcement, saying he wanted to see Thurman move on to bigger platforms.
The match was announced in May of 2019 by the organizers.
Keith wanted to retain the Title of WBA Super Welterweight against Manny. When the match took place on July 20th of 2019, it easily became one of the most-watched boxing matches in history.
Manny successfully landed more punches in the match and harshly defeated Keith Thurman.
According to BoxRec’s official stats, this was Thurman’s first loss which also cost him his title. He asked for a rematch against Manny, but that is highly unlikely to happen.
Keith Thurman against Mario Barrios
In February of 2022, Keith Thurman and Mario Barrios went against one another in an intense match.
Broadcasted by FOX, the judges of the PBC main event stood undisputed over their decision of Barrios’ defeat. Thurman took the win with 117-111 and 118-110 over Barrios impressing spectators with his “intelligent and harder shots”.
Keith Thurman: Net Worth
After more than a decade in the Boxing world, Keith has amassed a great amount of wealth.
He reportedly charges somewhere from 100 thousand dollars to millions per fight. He took home $8 million from his fight against Pacquiao.
Thurman has a net worth of $12 million.
Thurman lives a luxurious life in his mansion in Florida. He enjoys his sports cars and spends a fortune while going on exotic vacations.
Thurman has signed many brand deals and earned a great sum from product endorsements. But the kind-hearted Keith is known to do a lot of charity and help others in need.
Keith Thurman: Struggles
After his defeat to Manny Pacquiao in June two years ago, Keith became severely depressed. The champion has his pride shattered when he lost after a decade.
He took a leave from the spotlight and spent most of his time indoors. Over this period, he gained about 20 pounds in weight and lost his confidence to depression.
But soon, the boxer overcame his struggles with the support of his wife and family and has started working out again. He will soon return to the ring too. He survived depression without ever needing any professional psychiatrist’s help.
Keith Thurman: Social Media
He is highly active on social media. Keith has 324k followers on his Instagram and is still growing, and he shares posts about his wife, family, and personal growth.
His Facebook has around 200 thousand followers. Similarly, his Twitter account has 113.6 K followers. Keith supports various movements such as the Black Lives Matter movement and supports charities on social media platforms.
Does Keith Thurman have any kids?
No, he does not have any kids yet but might be planning to have some soon.
When is Keith Thurman’s next match?
Keith’s most recent match was in February, his next match schedules haven’t made it to the news yet. Hence, we are yet to know about Keith Thurman’s next match.
When was Keith Thurman’s last match?
Thurman’s last match was the one against Mario Barrios in February 2022.