Keith Thurman, World Boxing Association (WBA) Super World Welterweight Champion, will finally end his nearly two-year-old boxing hiatus at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, to the ever-brave Josesito Lopez.
On Thursday at a press conference, Thurman celebrated his return and assured that he will demonstrate his quality in the ring. “I was in a lot of fights, but right now it feels like I was away for a lifetime but on Saturday night the champ is back, Brooklyn, we’re here,” he stated.
“I can find many ways to win, Josesito is a good fighter, but he’s like Swiss cheese, he has holes everywhere, it’s just a matter of being able to show them round by round,” added One Time Thurman. “There will be no doubt in my game, I took this fight because I feel ready,” he said.
For his part, Josesito said he is willing to fight another great battle, although once again it seems that everything plays against him. “I’m always in difficult battles because I do not get away from them, I’m in a tough fight this weekend, but I’m more than ready for it,” commented the “Riverside Rocky.” “Like any boxer, my confidence comes from my preparation, I feel like I’m at the championship level, I prepared well and I will not have excuses at the end of the night, regardless of the result,” he promised.
For this Friday’s weigh in ceremony the fighters will be looking to come in at the 147-pound limit to fight for the welterweight WBA title at the Premier Boxing Champions event in Brooklyn, New York.