Photos from San Antonio: Keith Thurman overcomes adversity, stops Diego Chaves in the tenth

Keith Thurman bested Diego Chaves in a tough fight on Saturday night

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By Chris Robinson / Photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda

On Saturday night, inside of the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, welterweight Keith Thurman made another step towards contender status in halting Argentina’s Diego Chaves in the tenth round.

It wasn’t an easy task for Thurman (21-0, 19 KO’s), as Chaves (22-1, 18 KO’s) came out strong in the early rounds as a bit of firefight broke out.

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To his credit, Thurman kept his composure and slowly began building momentum.

A left hook to the body would drop Chaves in the ninth and one round later an onslaught of punches would put him down for the count.

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Expect Thurman to continue to call for the big names in the welterweight division as he eyes a big fight later this year.

Chris Robinson can be reached at Trimond@aol.com

 

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