Keith Thurman (25-0, 21 KOs) headlines Premiere Boxing Champions on ESPN against former titlist Luis Collazo (36-6, 19 KOs) at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida says that “a hungry man is a dangerous man” referring to his opponent during the press conference.
“Luis Collazo, respectable fighter, has a great resume, has something to prove. He told you he was knocked down and he came back. He got into this fight, and he looks forward to taking my title home with him… A hungry man is a dangerous man” says Thurman who remains cordial the entire conference towards Collazo.
Prior to Thurman’s statement above, Collazo owns the microphone first and says: “I feel great, I’m blessed. I’m just humble for this opportunity. I didn’t come here for no handouts. I coming for that W and bring that belt back to Brooklyn.
Although main even fighters were cordial, but it’s not the case for the co-featured fighters.
Undefeated Tony Harrison (21-0-0, 18 KOs) and Willie Nelson (23-2-1, 13 KOs) steals the show. Harrison did some pushing and a lot of talking. Nelson fired with his own verbal shots. The duo were inseparable and wanted to remain with their faces inches apart.
“I’m going to prove you all wrong once again, thanks for coming out, thanks for supporting him, and thanks for coming to see me lose, which I’m not going to do” says Nelson directing the comment to the media present as Harrison has been the favorite to win the contest.
“It’s not enough for me to beat Willie Nelson. I want to knock Willie Nelson out. I want to be the first person ever to knock Willie Nelson out” says Harrison when he has the microphone.