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Clearwater’s Keith Thurman ready for big fight against Shawn Porter

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The two beasts danced across the ring, moving together. They were quick and fast, and they were playful, and they were well-conditioned. The Big Champion and the Little Champion. Keith Thurman (26-0) would reach down and pat the head of the pit bull, and then he would dance away. And Little Champion would come bounding after. Keith would duck his head, dodging in and out, teasing and taunting. Finally, Little Champion, the one-year-old dog, laid down and rolled over on…

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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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