Clearwater boxer Keith Thurman will put his undefeated record on the line Saturday night at the University of South Florida’s Sun Dome.
Thurman, 26, is the World Boxing Association welterweight champion. He will put his 25-0 record with 21 knockouts against Brooklyn’s Luis Collozo.
“I see a kid with a lot of talent and a smart kid,” former St. Petersburg boxer Winky Wright, who shared trainer Dan Birmingham with Thurman, told ESPN. “He’s intelligent, he’s hardworking and he’s gonna become a great fighter.
“Floyd Mayweather is the man in the sport now, but his time is coming to an end. Mayweather’s gonna retire and relinquish that crown soon, and they’re looking for another star. Keith has the ability to be that star.”
Nicknamed “One-Time,” Thurman beat Roberto Guerrero on March 7.
It is an ESPN fight.