WILLIE NELSON “Training camp has been excellent. I’ve sparred with a lot of different guys, especially ones that were heavier than me and have given me some great work. “Tony knows how to use his height in the ring, but I’m a tall fighter so he won’t be able to do that against me. He’s a puncher, that’s what he tries to do. “I channel out any of the talking he does. I’m self-motivated and I know what I need to do out there. I can’t get mad at his antics because that does nothing for me. “I want to be one of the successful boxers from Ohio that really does something. I want to make my mark in not just Ohio boxing but boxing period. “This isn’t the toughest fight of my career but it’s the toughest challenge, going up against a young, undefeated guy. All my fights have been tough so I’m used to it. “I’m excited to be on such a big card, but I am used to it now. The lights don’t get to me. PBC has been great for the sport because everyone can tune-in to these fights.”

#ThurmanCollazo July 11th In Tampa
@ESPN has announced that @WBABoxingOfficial “regular” welterweight champion @KeithOneTimeThurman (25-0, 21 KOs) will defend against @RealLuisCollazo (36-6, 19 KOs) in ESPN’s first @PremierBoxingChamps card on Saturday, July 11. The bout will take place in Thurman’s backyard of Tampa, Florida at @usfsundome

Unbeaten jr middleweight Tony Harrison (21-0, 18 KOs) meets Willie Nelson (23-2-1, 13 KOs) in the co-feature.

This telecast will kick-off a monthly primetime “PBC on ESPN” boxing series on the flagship network of the @ESPN family. @PremierBoxingChamps @Swanson_Comm @Swansonpr @usfsundome @warriorsboxing 

#ESPNSaturdayNightFights @Teddy_Atlas @BigMediaBuzz