News | Mar 08 2015

Boxing results: Keith Thurman tops Robert Guerrero in stirring battle

Thurman impresses against brave Guerrero as boxing makes triumphant return to NBC in America
Thurman-Guerrero

IN the first boxing to be televised during prime time by NBC for over 30 years, Keith Thurman impressed with a clear victory over Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The welterweight battle went the full 12 rounds, and Thurman – who overcame a hefty swelling on the left side of his forehead – scored a knockdown in the ninth session before claiming a unanimous win via scores of 120-107, 118-109, and 118-108.

Interestingly there was no mention of the WBA ‘world’ title at stake by the ring announcer – a nod towards all-conquering adviser Al Haymon’s decision to downplay the governing bodies – and the arena was kitted out with bells and whistles. It was all exceptionally encouraging stuff for the hardcore boxing fan as the sport made it’s return to free-to-air television in the USA.