MX23RW : Thursday, February 25 16:57:00| >> :600:188456319:188456319:

Result: Keith Thurman beats Robert Guerrero to retain WBA welterweight title

Keith Thurman retains his WBA welterweight title as he beats Robert Guerrero courtesy of a unanimous points decision at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Keith Thurman secured a unanimous-decision victory over Robert Guerrero to retain his WBA welterweight world title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

The 25-year-old started the bout in dominant fashion as he displayed his power with several shots to the body, but Guerrero responded with a couple of strikes at the first-round bell.

Thurman's attempts to take the fight to the 31-year-old almost cost him as Guerrero landed a punch which caused a lump to appear over his left eye.

However, Thurman was undeterred by his injury and rallied by landing several quick shots to the chin, which appeared to unsteady Guerrero momentarily.

The 25-year-old began to up the ante as the fight progressed and he made his biggest impact in round nine as he dropped his opponent with a huge right hand to leave the 31-year-old on the mat and bleeding from his eye.

Guerrero managed to hang in the fight and went blow-for-blow with Thurman in the 10th, before his opponent landed three uppercuts to take the bout out of his reach.

The 31-year-old tried to get himself back in the bout late on, but Thurman kept himself out of trouble as the judges highlighted his controlling display with scores of 120-107, 118-109 and 118-108.

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Paul Butler answers questions from the press during a press conference at Aintree Racecourse on January 9, 2014
Read Next:
Preview: Butler, Coyle, Thurman, Broner
Latest Sports Video

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!