Yes there will be live televised boxing in the U.S. this weekend. #SoloBoxeoTecate will be televising a card from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico on Saturday, July 4. The main event is a ten round super welterweight clash between Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez (21-4-2, 13 KOs) of Gudalajara, Mexico and Colombian veteran Richard Gutierrez (28-16-1, 17 KOs). Alvarez is a brother of Canelo Alvarez. @canelo
@Keithonetimethurman “One Time” Poised for Hometown Fight at Tampa’s Sun Dome at University of South Florida
@keithfthurmanJr: “I Am An Evolutionary Boxer Revolutionizing the Sport…” TAMPA, FL – Undefeated Welterweight World Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (25-0, 21 KOs) is ready for his July 11 Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on ESPN fight, the first PBC fight on ESPN. Thurman will meet former world champion Luis Collazo (33-6, 19 KOs) on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT live from the USF Sun Dome in Tampa.
The 26-year-old Thurman, who kicked off the inaugural PBC card with a unanimous decision victory over Robert Guerrero, believes he is the best 147-pound boxer in the world. “I am an evolutionary boxer,” Thurman said. “I change and grow with every camp, every fight, I am here to retain my title and become the undisputed, true welterweight champ.” One of the sport’s hardest-hitting and most diverse fighters, Thurman trains out of St. Petersburg, FL under the tutelage of esteemed chief trainer Dan Birmingham at his St. Pete’s Boxing Club. Birmingham is a two-time Boxing Writers Association of America “Trainer of the Year” and is a Florida Boxing Hall of Fame inductee. He started working with Thurman when he was 15, having worked with longtime coach and mentor Ben Getty. Birmingham became Thurman’s chief trainer when Ben passed away in 2009. Thurman’s team consists of Birmingham, assistant trainer Chris Getty, physical therapist Eric Wilson and cutman Carlos Vargas. “Keith continues to exemplify the dedication and expertise needed in this sport to not only become and stay world champion, but to truly showcase the science of boxing to fans across the globe,” Birmingham said. “He’s added some new dimensions to his training, including indoor rock climbing as well as his normal high-intensity gym workout. He is fit, focused and as always, ready to get into the ring.” Photo credits: @premierboxingchamps @espn @usfsundome
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#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
CRUISERWEIGHTS BEIBUT SHUMENOV & B.J. FLORES SQUARE OFF
IN LAS VEGAS ON SATURDAY, JULY 25 ON
PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON NBCSN AT
THE PEARL AT PALMS CASINO RESORT
Televised Coverage Begins At 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT With
A Clash Of Undefeated Cruiserweights When
Jordan Shimmell Takes on Isiah Thomas
LAS VEGAS – Former world champion Beibut Shumenov (15-2, 10 KOs) meets cruiserweight contender and NBC boxing analyst B.J. Flores (31-1-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday, July 25 on Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN live from The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas with televised coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
The evening’s televised co-feature will showcase a pair of undefeated rising contenders as Jordan Shimmell (19-0, 16 KOs) faces Isiah Thomas (14-0, 6 KOs). “I’m excited to get back in the ring July 25th on NBCSN to be a part of this huge fight,” said Shumenov. “Flores is a good fighter with experience, so I expect a very good, entertaining fight. I am very happy to be fighting in Las Vegas. I am enjoying working with my head coach, Ismael Salas, and my two assistant coaches, Jeff Grmoja and Rodney Crisler. Every day has been productive and I’ve been learning something new.” “Commentating for PBC is something I enjoy, but boxing is my passion. I am a boxer first,” said Flores. “I look forward to proving myself against a former world champion, an Olympian and a guy who is highly respected and regarded. This is the type of fight that PBC wants. Good competitive fights and that is what this is going to be. I’m very eager to be in a position like this. Beibut is a guy that I had always wanted to fight. He is a very good fighter. There is nothing bad to say about him. It is a great opportunity for me.” @premierboxingchamps @swansonpr