Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) is in its inaugural year of broadcasts over the ESPN, NBC, CBS, Spike, FS1 and Bounce networks and they handed out the fighter of the year award yesterday. Welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (26-0, 22 KOs) took home the award after picking up two victories on PBC broadcasts.
In March, he defeated Robert Guerrero (32-2-1) in a unanimous decision on NBC and in July, he picked up a victory over Luis Collazo (36-6) on ESPN in the eighth round when the referee stopped the bout due to a large cut over Collazos eye.
Thurman was selected fighter of the year over other boxers that included Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter, Deontay Wilder and Leo Santa Cruz.
“This year has been spectacular,” said Thurman. “Opening up for two networks, NBC and ESPN, and we’re truly looking forward to 2016. We’re into the next generation and Keith “One Time” Thurman represents part of the next generation. (I’m) 26-0 with 22 KOs, not afraid to fight anybody. I want to see how far I can go in the world of boxing.”
I’m curious to see just how far Thurman can go as well. It is said to be believed that his next fight will be against Shawn Porter in early 2016. Once “One Time” announces his next fight, we’ll have that coverage here.