@keithonetimethurman KEITH THURMAN “There’s a lot to talk about with this fight. The fact that it’s on ESPN, people are going to tune-in and I’ll have the opportunity to make more fans and broaden my fan base. It’s another audition for a national audience. “Depending on how you do, your stock goes up. An impressive win though, that gets you a real jump. I’ve worked hard to get here and I want to be spectacular. “I believe the excitement will come for myself when I enter the arena and I hear the cheers of the hometown crowd. I’ve gotten a lot of love and respect from different venues I’ve fought at, but it’s been a long time since I’ve been back home. “There are a lot of people who have followed my career that haven’t been able to see me, live in action. The fact that I’m bringing this fight home, I just think about when Winky Wright did it; Jeff Lacy did it; Antonio Tarver did it; it’s a big thing for me emotionally to be able to bring world-class boxing back to Tampa Bay. “I’m looking forward to a great performance and hopefully we can continuously bring these big fights back to Tampa Bay.”

#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 

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