Keith Thurman

Birth Name: Keith Fitzgerald Thurman, Jr.

Place of Birth: Clearwater, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 23, 1988

*African-American (father)
*Polish (maternal grandfather)
*Hungarian (maternal grandmother)

Keith Thurman is an American professional boxer.

His father, Keith Fitzgerald Thurman, Sr., is an African-American, from Painesville, Ohio. His mother, Debra Diane “Debbie” (Sopczak), who is also from Ohio, is of Hungarian and Polish descent.

Keith is married to Nepalese-born Priyana Thapa.

Keith’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Andrew Sopczak (the son of Andrzej “Andrew” Sopczak and Wiktorya “Victoria” Matusiak). Joseph was born in Wickliffe, Ohio, to Polish parents.

Keith’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Gazella Durda (the daughter of Stephen “Steve” Durda and Esztella “Gazella” Szakasz). Margaret was born in Warren, Ohio. Steve was the son of a Hungarian emigrant, János/Jakab “John/James” Durda. Gazella was a Hungarian emigrant, and was the daughter of György “George” Szakasz and Esztella “Gazella” Ráth.


Marriage records of Keith’s maternal grandparents, Joseph Andrew Sopczak and Margaret Gazella Durda –

Marriage record of Keith’s maternal great-grandparents, Stephen “Steve” Durda and Esztella “Gazella” Szakasz –

Passport application record of Keith’s maternal great-grandfather, Stephen “Steve” Durda –

Marriage record of Keith’s maternal great-grandmother, Esztella “Gazella” (Dzakasz) Durda, to Lawrence J. Donovan –

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