Keith Thurman

Birth Name: Keith Fitzgerald Thurman, Jr.

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

Date of Birth: November 23, 1988

*father – African-American
*mother – Polish, Hungarian

Keith Thurman is an American professional boxer. He was a unified welterweight world champion, later Super champion, having held the WBA title from 2015 to 2019, and the WBC title from 2017 to 2018. He is nicknamed “One Time.”

His father, Keith Thurman, Sr., is African-American, from Painesville, Ohio. His mother, Debra, 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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