Keith 'One Time' Thurman is looking to display his knock-out power this Saturday at the USF Sundome in Florida when he takes on Luis Collazo for the WBA welterweight title.
'KO'S For Life'
The 26-year-old champion has been knocking on the door for the big fights the last few years and has recently stepped up in class, taking on former undefeated European 147Ib champion Leonard Bundu last December and former 4 weight division champion Robert Guerrero this March.
The Florida resident unanimously defeated both opponents, showing the world his boxing variety of skill, quickness, elusiveness and intelligence in addition to the sheer power 'One Time' possesses with 21 KOs from 25 fights. Now though the undefeated fighter is facing tough New Yorker Luis Collazo.
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The 34-year-old is a former WBA welterweight champion and has been in the ring with the likes of Ricky Hatton, Shane Mosley, Andre Berto and most recently Amir Khan.
Collazo shocked the boxing world with his 2nd round KO win over Victor Ortiz last year before he met Khan and suffered a one sided points loss. This year though the southpaw came back to get a 2nd round KO over Christopher Degollado and now has the opportunity to become a two time world champion.
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Keith Thurman looks like the future of the 147Ib division, exciting in and out of the ring, the Tampa fighter is finally receiving his homecoming as world champion this Saturday having not fought in Florida since 2009.
The aim is to make a statement by achieving something Mosley, Berto, Hatton and Khan couldn't do against Collazo, get a knock-out.
If Thurman prevails this Saturday then the likes of Mayweather, Brook, Porter, Khan and Bradley could be in line for future showdowns. 'One Time' is arguably the hardest hitting welterweight in the world today and we would all like to see his power tested against the excellent defence of Floyd Mayweather in September.
Thurman has openly called out the biggest names in the league in hope of getting a mega fight and if he is able to add another stoppage to his resume this weekend then its possible that next up he could be number 49 in September, the hardest puncher against the defensive master would definitely sell.