Luis Collazo is getting the Rodney Dangerfield treatment heading into his clash with Keith Thurman but the perennial underdog shrugs it off as “nothing new.”
The first live Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN (PBC on ESPN) telecast will be headlined by a 12-round welterweight bout between undefeated contender Keith Thurman and former titleholder Luis Collazo, the network announced on Thursday. The new monthly series debuts on ESPN on Saturday, July 11, at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Fans from both sides of The Pond share their thoughts on Kell Brook and wonder how the undefeated IBF welterweight titleholder would fare against Keith Thurman, if an all-British showdown with Amir Khan will ever happen, or if we’re all getting a little carried away with his KO of Jo Jo Dan in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Without a single belt on the line, RING junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia and IBF titlist Lamont Peterson hope to engage in a higher level of performance on April 11 on NBC.
Boxing fans have been treated to a busy recent schedule, which included action from many RING-rated fighters, including No. 1-rated light heavyweight Sergey Kovalev, who cracked the magazine’s Pound-for-Pound rankings after his eighth-round stoppage of Jean Pascal.
Welterweight contender Robert Guerrero gave Keith Thurman credit for winning their 12-round title bout at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, but the rugged veteran, who got up from a ninth-round knockdown and pressed the rest of the fight, said he won over the fans watching on NBC during the post-fight press conference.
Fans share their thoughts on the Keith Thurman-Robert Guerrero fight, what might be next for both welterweights who (in the opinion of many fans, but certainly not all) made the debut of PBC on NBC a success, and also give their opinions on the broadcast of boxing’s return to prime-time network TV in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Keith Thurman and Robert Guerrero made up for the lackluster Adrien Broner-John Molina fight with a 12-round welterweight barnburner that was the perfect way to debut the inaugural “PBC on NBC” show in front of a raucous 10,106 fans at the MGM Grand Garden on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Keith Thurman outclassed Roberto Guerrero to win a unanimous decision in a 12-round welterweight bout on NBC’s Premier Boxing Champions card Saturday in Las Vegas.
Weigh-in photos for Saturday’s “Premier Boxing Champion” show featuring Keith Thurman vs. Robert Guerrero, Adrien Broner vs. John Molina and Abner Mares vs. Arturo Santos Reyes.
It’s been nearly 30 years since championship boxing has been broadcast on NBC in prime time. Former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes fought on that card on May 20, 1985 and shares his experience and thoughts on the sport’s return on Saturday night.
Photos from the final press conference before the NBC-televised inauguration of “Premier Boxing Champions” featuring Robert Guerrero vs. Keith Thurman, Adrien Broner vs. John Molina and Abner Mares vs. Arturo Santos Reyes.
“The Ghost,” “The Gladiator,” “The Problem (aka Mr. NBC)” and “One Time” were all on hand for a quick press workout before Saturday’s NBC-televised show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Most of our experts agree that Keith Thurman will be tested on Saturday against Robert Guerrero, and that we’ll know a lot more about who he is after someone’s hand is raised.
If Keith Thurman has his way, Robert Guerrero will become KO victim No. 22 when they meet on the inaugural Premier Boxing Champions card on NBC, which emanates from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.