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Clearwater’s Keith Thurman carves out his own boxing legacy

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At first glance, it does not look so lethal, so dangerous. It is open, friendly, the type of hand that seems reserved for applause. It is warm as it embraces you. You would never guess the pain it carries. Make no mistake, however. As quickly as you can say “One Time,” the right hand of Keith Thurman can turn out your lights. The face, too, is smiling and friendly. The voice is quiet and filled with perspective. The eyes dance…

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Clearwater’s Keith Thurman defends WBA welterweight title

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If you’re going to be in a fight, why travel far from home to do it? Clearwater’s Keith Thurman, 26, successfully defended his World Boxing Association welterweight title Saturday night at the Sun Dome in Tampa, beating Luis Collazo on a technical knockout in the eighth round. Collazo was cut and informed the referee he could not continue. After the match, Thurman called out champion Floyd Mayweather. “I’m a young, strong champion, Floyd,” he shouted into the microphone. “Come and get…

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