A lot can happen in 18 months in boxing, and Thurman has ben out for a while.
Conor Benn's winning streak continued on Saturday night as the undefeated welterweight beat Adrian Granados via Unanimous Decision to move to 19-0.
After disciplined and controlled performances against the likes of Granados and Sebastian Formella, fights which sit either side of an explosive first round KO of Samual Vargas, Benn has shown that he's matured from the fighter who burst onto the scene five years ago and had a few question marks surrounding him.
As a fighter, he's constantly calling out the top names and had previously been touted to face former world champion Shawn Porter, although that talk seems to now have cooled as Porter is set to face off against Terence Crawford. It also seems like a fight with Amir Khan will have to wait, as Khan is rumoured to be in negotiations with Kell Brook for the fight that should have happened around the same time we first saw Conor Benn in the pro ranks.
If Benn's progression is to continue, could Thurman be an option? And if so, how long till Benn makes that step? With the division's elite taking long breaks in between fights, it's not crazy to think Conor Benn could face an Adrien Broner test towards the end of the year, step up again a few months later then towards the end of 2022, even the beginning of 2023 a fighter like Thurman could be ready. If it does happen, just remember we called it.