ACThePlug caught up with Keith “One Time” Thurman at Punch Boxing for Fitness in Tampa, Florida during his workout in preparation for Saturday’s Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN bout.
After kicking off the conversation on how exactly he plans to knock out his opponent, former world champion Luis Collazo (36-6, 19 KOs), Thurman revealed why he thinks Floyd Mayweather allowed the loss of his latest title belt he earned after defeating Manny Pacquiao on May 2. Thurman also personally invited Floyd Mayweather to a match.
“You got a great American fighter right here. 25-0, 21 knock outs. Can’t wait to hurt you. All I wanna do is get my hands on you. I am not Canelo (Alvarez), I am not Maidana. I am not Pacquiao. I don’t come from a different country. I come from America. I come from where we both learned how to fight, you know. You were an Olympian. I was almost an Olympian, you know. You are a great athlete. I am a great athlete. You have yet to face Keith “One Time” Thurman. You got the Da Vinci Code, I have the Keith Thurman Test. Can you pass it? Because I don’t believe that you can.”
Thurman also talked about which artists he listens to while preparing for his Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN debut.
“It could be anywhere (from) Drake, DMX, Lil Wayne… I just throw on Pandora and go wild!”
The headlining show down will take place at the USF Sun Dome with FREE televised coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. The televised opener will see Detroit native and undefeated rising star Tony Harrison (21-0, 19 KOS) taking on the quick-fisted Willie Nelson (23-2-1, 13 KOS).