If you’re going to be in a fight, why travel far from home to do it?
Clearwater’s Keith Thurman, 26, successfully defended his World Boxing Association welterweight title Saturday night at the Sun Dome in Tampa, beating Luis Collazo on a technical knockout in the eighth round. Collazo was cut and informed the referee he could not continue.
After the match, Thurman called out champion Floyd Mayweather.
“I’m a young, strong champion, Floyd,” he shouted into the microphone. “Come and get it. I’m undefeated like you. Come take my (zero). I’m ready.”
Thurman is now 26-0 with 22 knockouts.