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KEITH THURMAN: "I'M READY TO RUMBLE"

By Press Release | April 24, 2014
KEITH THURMAN:

"Julio has been giving some stiff competition. They call him 'The Kidd' because he keeps performing despite his age. He is coming to win, to find those holes and show us young fighters what he knows. I look forward to an excellent fight...I'm ready to rumble," stated interim WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman, who spoke at the final press conference leading up to his clash this Saturday with former champion Julio Diaz. Check out what else he had to say!

KEITH THURMAN, WBA Interim Welterweight World Champion

"This fight right here for me is a dream come true. This is what I've been doing since I was seven. It's where I want to be, the headliner in a SHOWTIME event. 

"Julio has been giving some stiff competition. They call him 'The Kidd' because he keeps performing despite his age. He is coming to win, to find those holes and show us young fighters what he knows. I look forward to an excellent fight.

"My motto is KOs for life. I'm going to do it again. To me the judges have the best seat in the house. This is a terrific card. Heavy hitters across the board. Just come and enjoy the show.

"I'm grateful, I have been looking forward to Saturday for a long time. This camp was the longest camp I've had...10 weeks. I was getting prepared for anybody, I was preparing for the world. I'm ready to rumble. 'One Time'!''

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ABOUT THURMAN vs. DIAZ, a 12-round fight for Thurman's Interim WBA Welterweight World Championship on Saturday, April 26, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona, AT&T and Casamigos Tequila.  It will take place at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., and will air as the main event of the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING┬« telecast   (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) and will be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP).  In the co-feature, Argentine knockout artist Lucas Matthysse faces hard-hitting John Molina in a 10-round junior welterweight bout that is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions.  In the opening bout of the telecast, Omar Figueroa Jr. defends his WBC Lightweight title against fellow Texan Jerry Belmontes.  Preliminary fights will air on SHOWTIME EXTREME┬«.

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