Keith Thurman Bio: Early Life, Career, Wife & Net Worth

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Keith Thurman is a former WBA (Super) Welterweight world title winner. In his short career, he has retained the titles two times. Keith isn’t any new name for Boxing enthusiasts.

Thurman is famous all over the world for his infamous Boxing kicks and styles. Once he kicks an opponent in the right spot, the opponent gets serious injuries. That’s why people call him “One Time.”

Keith [Fitzgerald] Thurman [Jr.] was born in Clearwater, Florida, on November 23, 1988. His Boxing skills are very different from typical Boxers.

In short, he is primarily known for a single blow. Once he hits, that will be the end of the match.

Thurman is a natural winner since he has not lost many matches in his entire career. Professional Boxers identify him as a deadly Boxer.

He is also known as Nepal’s son-in-law, and people love him in Nepal.

Before we know about him more, here are the quick facts about Thurman:

Keith Thurman Prepares for a Boxing Match.

Keith Thurman | Quick Facts

Full Name Keith Fitzgerald Thurman Jr.
Birth Date November 23, 1988
Birth Place Clearwater, Florida, United States
Nick Name One Time
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mix Black
Education Not Available
Horoscope Scorpio
Father’s Name Keith Thurman, Sr.
Mother’s Name Debbie Thorsen
Siblings Two; a brother and a sister
Age 35 Years Old
Height 5 feet 7 inches
Weight 67 Kilograms
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Build Athletic
Profession Boxer
Total Wins 29
Active Years 1997-present
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife’s Name Priyana Thapa
Kids None
Net Worth $10 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Merch Hoodie
Last Update May, 2024

Early Life, Parents, and Education

Thurman was born in a small town in Florida as Keith Fitzgerald Thurman Jr. He spent his childhood and early teenage days in Clearwater, his hometown.

Thurman is an American citizen by nationality but describes himself as a proud Black man.

He grew up with his parents in Clearwater. There is not much information about Thurman’s parents. But his father’s name is Keith Thurman, Sr.  And his mother’s name is Debbie Thorsen.

Keith with his Mother
Keith with his Mother

Thurman’s father organizes his Boxing events, maintains the contracts, and informs the organizers. Thurman still lives with his parents and with his wife as a happy family.

Keith has a brother and a sister. He and his brother and sister grew up together in Florida. Furthermore, their names are not disclosed to the media yet.

Thurman completed primary schooling in his hometown. However, it’s unclear about his high school and university education. But some sources claim that he has finished high school.

Keith Thurman’s Career

Thurman started his amateur career at the beginning of his early teenage. He was nine years old when he first fought his match in the amateur division.

With the help of his coach, Benjamin Getty, he entered the ring.

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Keith’s dedication to boxing led him to win his first match in his Boxing career. After that, he became unstoppable. Moreover, he opened into the Boxing field as a little boy and became a world champion.

Keith Thurman with his opponent.

After 1997, One Time hasn’t stopped in his Boxing career. He has won back-to-back matches. In a total of 31 matches, he has won 29 of them.

However, he didn’t play one, and one match was his first-ever defeat with Manny Pacquiao in 2019. It was one of the most-watched Boxing games in history.

Keith Thurman | Begining of professional Career

Keith stepped into his professional career in 2007. He was 18 years old when he entered the ring. The match happened in Tampa, Florida. Keith’s opponent was Kensky Rodney, an unbeatable Boxer.

Generally, a first-timer would lose the match. But Keith amazed the audience and won the match. Surprisingly, he won the match in 1st round. His opponent couldn’t stand, and the referee announced him the winner.

After that, Keith competed with Omar Bell, an undefeated world champion in Super Featherweight. He knocked Onar in the sixth round and declared as a winner.

Coaching with Dan Birmingham

Dan Birmingham began to coach Thurman after 2007. Under his coaching, Thurman has won many titles, including the WBA (Super) Welterweight.

Birmingham is his biggest motivation for winning, he said in an interview with ESPN.

Birmingham has also trained Jeff Lacy, a 2001 olympian representing America. Under Birmingham’s training, Lacy has won the IBF Super Middleweight world title.

Thurman, Dan Birmingham (left), and his manager.

Thurman and his coach Dan have a strong bonding together. They train rigorously for Boxing matches. However, he also respects his former coach Kensky Rodney and finds him a source of motivation.

Keith Thurman | Defeat with Pacquiao

Organizers finally announced Thurman’s match with Filipino Boxer Manny Pacquiao in May 2019. It happened for the WBA (Super) Welterweight world title.

At that time, Thurman was the world champion, and he wanted to retain that title again by defeating Pacquiao.

Though he boxed to win the title, he could not control himself — Pacquiao, 41, was disappointed with a final blow in the 10th round.

As a result, Thurman got defeated in the match. It was his first-ever loss in the entire Boxing career.

Thurman vs. Pacquiao.

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Keith Thurman was Depressed

After his defeat with fellow Boxer Pacquiao, Thurman was in a state of depression. The main reason for the depression was his first defeat in his career. Before the 2019 defeat, he wouldn’t have to think about this.

After 2019, he stopped playing and went for a break. He tried to control himself. He started stress-eating. As a result, Thurman weighed 87 kilos and gained extra 20 kilos in months.

But after a few months, with the help of his family and his wife, he started to feel happy. Thurman did the hard exercise for months and lost his extra 20 kilos.

Though he didn’t consult any psychiatrist, he regularly talked about the problems with his wife. Moreover, he is not depressed now.

Thurman | Nepal’s Son-in-law

Keith Thurman began to date Priyana Thapa, a Nepalese woman, in 2016. However, it’s unknown whether they first met. Sources claim their first meeting was in Japan.

But their affair turned into a marriage in 2017. Keith and Priyana make a cute duo, and they remind people of love birds. They married in both ways; American and Nepalese.

They came to Nepal for their traditional Nepalese marriage, which was a grand event in Kathmandu. Thurman also trained a couple of Nepalese boxers and shared his personal experiences with them.

Keith and Priyana in Traditional Nepali wedding dress.

After he arrived in Nepal, the media frequently quoted him as Nepal’s-son-in law. And now, that is his other nickname.

He has an immense fan following from Nepal. Thurman is a respected celebrity in the country of Nepal.

Priyana and Thurman are a happy couple. There are no known gossips about their separation — or quarrels.

People can see Thurman’s love and dedication for his wife in his Instagram posts. The couple told the media that they are planning about kids in the future.

Thurman and Priyana are currently residing with Thurman’s family in Florida. Priyana isn’t involved in any employment because Thurman doesn’t want her to do any hard work. They are enjoying their love life in a beautiful manner.

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Thurman’s Net Worth

Thurman has earned a lot of wealth in his dazzling career. He is paid $100,000 to millions of dollars per fight. In short, he received more than eight million dollars for the fight with Pacquiao.

Accounting for his earnings, cars, and a lavish house, Keith Thurman’s Net worth estimates $10 million.

Thurman and his car.

Similarly, Thurman has also signed contracts with different advertisement sponsors. He also earns thousands of dollars from them.

Thurman is a person with a big heart. He regularly donates for various charities.

Keith Thurman | Social Media Presence

Keith regularly uses his social media accounts. He is present on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. However, he uses Instagram more than any other social media and shares most of the information regarding boxing news.

Instagram – 322k followers

Facebook – 206k followers

Twitter – 108.7k followers

Common Queries

Is Keith Thurman a smoker?

No, Keith Thurman doesn’t smoke. There is no reporting of him smoking anywhere.

Has Thurman and Floyd Mayweather played a match?

No, Floyd Mayweather and Keith Thurman haven’t played any match. But there are rumors from the Magazine, The Ring saying they are ready to fight after the coronavirus pandemic.

How many children does Thurman have?

Keith has no children yet. However, he and his wife are planning to have kids in the future.

Which is Keith Thurman’s highest-paid fight?

Thurman, in a fight with Pacquiao, got his highest-paid fight worth $8 Million.

Why was Keith injured?

Keith was injured in the 2019 fight with Pacquiao. In a fight, he suffered from the broken ribs after Pacquiao hurt him with a body shot.

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