|This may be worth looking into|
First things first - I'm a Keith Thurman fan, and have been for years. The man is skilled, disciplined, and accomplished. He's also an interesting character who makes for good viewing. What's more, I think the Florida native might have the potential to be a crossover star. There's certainly no one out there like him. Something odd has been going lately on with the fighter known as "One Time," however. He seems, well...disinterested in fighting the big names.
Let's face it, the guy didn't look too eager beaver to throw down with Errol Spence when they sat down in front of television cameras a few months ago. And now he appears less than eager to throw down with Terence Crawford anytime soon. It's all quite strange for a man like Thurman, who I doubt is afraid and who I believe would stand a good chance against either of those two fighters.
Perhaps the guy just feels like he's attained the pinnacle of success now that he more or less sits atop the welterweight division. I suppose that's understandable, as he may see himself as sitting on the throne that Mayweather and Pacquiao once occupied. Thurman doesn't have Mayweather or Pacquiao's resume, however. Truth be told, I thought he lost to Shawn Porter a while back.
He's one of the more effective and colorful fighters in the sport, but if he doesn't step up, Thurman will begin to fade into the background. Perhaps he wants it that way...but it's doubtful boxing fans do. At least not yet.