Premier Boxing Champions Hosts Keith Thurman Versus Luis Collazo Live on ESPN from the USF Sun Dome On July 11

Premier Boxing Champions Hosts Keith Thurman Versus Luis Collazo Live on ESPN from the USF Sun Dome On July 11

TAMPA, FL - Undefeated boxing superstar Keith “One Time” Thurman (25-0, 21 KOs) returns to the ring in his home state to face former world champion Luis Collazo (36-6, 19 KOs) on Saturday, July 11th in the main event of the inaugural Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN live from the USF Sun Dome. First fight begins at 6:30PM. The main event will begin airing live at 9:00PM. Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 6th at 10:00AM. Ticket prices are $202.75, $152.75, $77.75, $52.75 and $27.75. Additional fees may apply. Tickets for the event promoted by Warriors Boxing will be available through Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Sun Dome Box Office. Sign up for the SD VIP Pass to receive all the information you need about this event and others at  www.SunDomeArena.com.

Keith Thurman has consistently shown his tremendous power by knocking out 18 of his first 19 opponents and since winning a world title in 2013, he has ascended to the very top of the sport’s elite class. The 26-year-old Clearwater, Florida native made three successful title defenses with wins over Jesus Soto Karass, Julio Diaz and Leonard Bundu. In his next bout, he debuted the Premier Boxing Champions series by defeating Robert Guerrero in a spectacular battle on March 7th. Thurman will return to the ring in his home state of Florida for the first time since 2009.
 

One of Brooklyn’s most respected fighters, Luis Collazo has earned another shot at the top of the welterweight division on July 11th. In April of this year, Collazo made a statement with a second round TKO of Christopher Degollado at Barclays Center. A world champion in 2005, Collazo has faced top fighters his whole career. Most notably in recent years, he delivered an electrifying second round knockout over Victor Ortiz in December 2014. Collazo will look to use his experience and guile to upset Keith Thurman.

The co-main event of the evening features an exciting matchup between undefeated top prospect Tony Harrison (21-0, 18 KOs) and quick fisted Willie Nelson (23-2-1, 13 KOs) in an event that will kick off live coverage of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN. At just 24-years-old, Harrison has made big noise recently as he brings a ten knockout win streak to his fight against Willie Nelson on July

11th. The Detroit-native has gotten off to a blazing start in 2015, already knocking out Antwone Smith and Pablo Munguia in impressive fashion. The supremely talented fighter now steps up in competition and hopes to keep his undefeated record intact when he faces Nelson.

A professional since 2006, Willie Nelson has the tools and experience to give Harrison more than just a tough test. The 28-year-old owns victories over previously unbeaten fighters John Jackson and Yudel Johnson plus experienced veterans Luciano Cuello and Michael Medina. The fighter out of Cleveland is coming off of a narrow defeat against top contender Vanes Martirosyan in October 2014.

*All fighters subject to change.

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