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Guerrero-Thurman possible for Nov. 2?

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Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said he would like to match unbeaten welterweight contender Keith “One Time” Thurman and former titleholder Robert Guerrero in a Nov. 2 bout.

“I am trying to do something with a big fight on Nov. 2… I do have one fight which I think would be great for the fight fans to see, and I don’t know if I can pull it off,” said Schaefer.

“But that would be Robert Guerrero against Keith Thurman. I think that would be just a sensational fight, stylistically, and it would be one of those must-see-TV events. That’s one fight that I’m thinking about.”

Thurman (21-0, 19 knockouts) is coming off last month’s 10th-round knockout of previously unbeaten Diego Chaves for his 10th stoppage in his past 11 bouts.

Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs) was last in the ring in May for a unanimous decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. that ended a 15-bout winning streak which included nine stoppages.

Schaefer would also consider that night for the return of lightweight prospect Omar Figueroa, who is coming off last month’s Fight-of-The-Year-caliber unanimous decision victory over Japan’s Nihito Arakawa.

“Maybe, on the same card, bring Omar Figueroa back,” said Schaefer. “But I am not there yet. I’ll start working on the Nov. 2 card in a couple of weeks.”

Photos by Naoki Fukuda

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