Boxing News At Five | Sep 26 2019

Boxing News at Five: Injured Thurman targets 2020 return and Pacquiao rematch, Joyce ordered to face Huck for European title

Keith Thurman wants to share a ring with Manny Pacquiao for a second time, and Joe Joyce must defeat Marco Huck to become European heavyweight champion
Joe Joyce
Joyce has big plans

Injury-plagued welterweight Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman remains optimistic about his future despite a defeat to Manny Pacquiao in July and yet another injury.

The former WBA welterweight champion is currently nursing a hand problem which he expects will keep him out of the ring for between eight or nine months. Once back, though, he says he is gunning for his old title and the only man to have beaten him so far as a professional.

“June probably; late May or June,” Thurman told FightHype.com when asked when he’ll be returning to the ring. “I just want to be back in the ring. It could be anybody. You know what I want? I want that rematch (against Manny Pacquiao). That’s what I want. We’ll have to see what happens.”