Keith Thurman vs. Julio Diaz: Preview and Prediction for Welterweight Bout

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Keith Thurman vs. Julio Diaz: Preview and Prediction for Welterweight Bout
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Keith Thurman defends his WBA Interim Welterweight Championship on Saturday night, taking on veteran former world champion Julio Diaz at the Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif.

Thurman is an undefeated power-punching prospect who has scored 20 of his 22 victories inside the distance. Most of those fights haven't gone beyond a couple of rounds, but he was impressive when Diego Chaves and Jesus Soto Karass took him rounds in his last two fights.

Diaz is a two-time former lightweight world champion, but he's gone just 0-2-1 in his past three fights, dropping decisions to Amir Khan and Shawn Porter his last two times out. It would seem that his best days are behind him, but he's still got some pop, and anything can happen.

Read on for your complete preview and prediction for Thurman vs. Diaz!

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