On Saturday, July 11, 2015, Premier Boxing Champions will be putting on yet another show, when power puncher Keith “One Time” Thurman (25-0, 21 KOs) takes on seasoned veteran Luis Collazo (36-6, 19 KOs) in a welterweight clash in the 147 pound division.
The young rising prospect will be fighting the former world champion out of the USF Sun Dome located in Tampa, Florida, near his hometown of Clearwater, Florida. ESPN and ESPN Deportes will have full coverage starting at 9:00, pm EST.
Thurman, who is looking to add Collazo under his list of notable wins, is a pretty feared opponent due to his high percentage knockout rate and savvy boxing skills. A young force in the division, formally trained by the late Benjamin Getty, Thurman has been training to be a champion since the age of seven.
Notable wins over Carlos Quintana, Jesus Soto-Karass and most recently Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero have shown the talent and skill Thurman possesses. Thurman, who helped launch the premiere of PBC on NBC brought in an impressive 4.2 million viewers with his fight with Guerrero and is looking to exceed those margins this time around.
The now 34-year-old Collazo has rolled with the punches his whole career. Collazo has always given the elite trouble even with being the B side to the equation in many fights. Coming of a unanimous decision loss to Amir Khan, Collazo will be facing tough opposition in Thurman, however Collazo has been known to brawl out to the final bell.
Read on for the three keys to victory for Keith “One Time” Thurman.
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