Thurman defends his title against Luis Collazo on July 11 in Tampa and believes another eye-catching performance can help him earn a bout with WBA (super), WBO and WBC champion Mayweather.
Mayweather is now 38 but with the likes of Thurman and Amir Khan making public their desire to face him in one last ‘super-fight’, ‘Money’ may try to finish his career by reaching 49 fights unbeaten.
Thurman – unbeaten in his 25 bouts as a professional – told On the Ropes Boxing Radio: “We’re definitely in line for the Mayweather shot. We’ve been in line for the Mayweather shot for a minute but it doesn’t matter who I fight in the welterweight division.
“I would love Floyd Mayweather – he’s the man. Until the man retires, he’s the man.
“I want to be a legend and the best way to become a legend is by taking out a legend, and that would be Floyd Mayweather.”
Thurman, 26, secured the WBA crown when he outclassed Robert Guerrero over 12 rounds in Las Vegas back in March and will be making his first defence against Collazo.