If you are a boxing fan, you are probably sad right now if you missed the fights at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. Saturday night, or at home on SHOWTIME. There were some surprises, not necessarily in the fighters who won, but how those wins occurred. The main event ended early due to an injury, and the co-main event probably has Fight of the Year written on it.
The previously-mentioned main event was between Keith “One Time” Thurman (23-0, 21 KOs) and Julio Diaz (40-10-1, 29 KOs). The fight was for a scheduled 12 rounds in the welterweight division, and was for the interim WBA World welterweight title.
Thurman had a very strong first round, showing off his speed and accuracy from the get-go. In the second, a punch to the side of the head of Diaz made him take a knee, albeit a delayed reaction. Score the knockdown for Thurman.