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

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.