Should Keith Thurman be in danger of having his titles stripped?

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Should Keith Thurman be in danger of having his titles stripped?

Keith Thurman pulled out of his tune-up fight in May meaning that even with a quick turn around, Thurman will have fought twice in three years and would not have fought in almost a year and a half. In my view, this is simply an unacceptable activity level for a unified champion and puts key Welterweight match-ups in limbo. The WBC hasn't called a mandatory defense on the Welterweight title in some time and has recently placed Shawn Porter as the mandatory challenger. The WBA doesn't have a mandatory but Matthysse is the paper titlist. Personally, I think if Thurman can't get in the ring versus a guy like Porter by the end of this year, he should be stripped of his titles. It is unfortunate but I think Thurman's career is going to be wasted because of his injuries. What do you think?

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I think it is a tough spot for everybody to be in, if you are Keith Thurman's manager, you are going to defend him, it isn't a privileged decision to fight less frequently than most of think he aught to, he is suffering with injuries, on the one hand, a lot of fighters fight with injuries, still win, and don't suffer any ramifications, on tne other hand, we don't know how bad the injuries are.

You can also say, sorry, but this is a sport, and as much as Keith Thurman does not deserve to be punished for being injured and possibly wisely pulling out of fights, Errol Spence Jr, Jeff Horn, they deserve the opportunity to unify, Shawn Porter, Terence Crawford, Danny Garcia, they deserve opportunities to fight for world titles (no reason why not the WBA and WBC), and by extension, the opportunity to unify themselves.

I think now, Thurman should be stripped of one of his titles, because he is keeping half the 147 lb titles hostage, not his fault, but it is not good for boxing. I think because everyone is suffering, there should be a compromise, Thurman should lose a belt, keep a belt. Sooner or later, if Thurman wants to remain a world champion, he should be ordered to fight Spence/Crawford, unification fights are great to see, Adonis Stevenson shouldn't have been allowed to hold the WBC 175 lb belt the way he has for all these years.

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I agree, those guys have the right to fight for a vacant title. The WBA and WBC don't make any money off of Thurman sitting on the shelf so I personally think he will be stripped of at least one title in the not so distant future.