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