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‘It Woke up the Warrior in Me’: Keith Thurman vs. Tim Tszyu Virtual Press Conference

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‘It Woke up the Warrior in Me’: Keith Thurman vs. Tim Tszyu Virtual Press Conference

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‘It Woke up the Warrior in Me’: Keith Thurman vs. Tim Tszyu Virtual Press Conference

The first PBC pay-per-view event with Prime Video will take place on March 30 with the headline event featuring the unbeaten rising star Tim Tszyu (24-0, 17 KOs) and Two-Time World Champion Keith Thurman (30-1, 22 KOs) in a 12-round showdown at a contract weight of 155 pounds, one over the junior middleweight limit. The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Ahead of this intriguing contest, both fighters met at a virtual press conference and were seemingly full of confidence.

Keith Thurman vs. Tim Tszyu Virtual Press Conference

Here is what Keith Thurman had to say on March 7:

“When I got the phone call to fight Tszyu, it just woke up the warrior in me. I have so much to gain in this fight. That’s what this fight is all about.

 “This is gonna be a beautiful night of boxing. This is a stacked night with so many great fighters getting in the ring together. It’s a throwback card.

 “Tszyu is trying to make this his era, but I’ve done great things in boxing. I’m coming to make a big splash against this Aussie shark and take him into deep waters on March 30.

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 “This is gonna be a great fight. That’s what the fans want. We’re two imperfect, perfect fighters stepping into the ring. We both have our own styles that make this fight so intriguing. 

 “When you’re at a certain calibre, you don’t think about the risk in a fight because of your confidence. I had other fights I could have taken, but I feel like a victory over Tim Tszyu, with all the work he’s put in to build his name, is the perfect statement.

 “Tim has a very unique style with the way he throws his right hand. He’s gonna be knocking at the door all fight trying to have the highlight of the night, so we’re paying attention to that. 

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 “I’ve been working very hard for a very tough fight in my career. Just like I have for every other world-class fighter that I’ve faced. My whole team knows we have the skills to win this fight.

 “It’s my job to turn this into my story on March 30. I want to represent my greatness in the ring and show what I’ve done in the world of boxing.”

Tim Tszyu

“It’s been a big dream of mine to be fighting on this stage, on this platform and I’m going to make the most of every opportunity that’s given. This is my time, this is my moment and this is my era. This is the passing of the torch. I can’t wait to get in there.

 “The way I’m feeling right now, I feel like a train that’s about to steamroll everyone. It’s not just Keith. No disrespect to him, but I’m ready to go through everyone.

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 “When you get in the ring, it doesn’t matter where you are. Boxing is universal. It’s just you and your opponent. It doesn’t matter if everyone hates you, or loves you, it’s just about the two of us.

 “There’s always gonna be doubt in the minds of some of the public. I like that people are taking sides. That makes the fight more interesting. It’s all part of boxing. Because all the questions will be answered on fight night. 

 “If you’re not dreaming about the big stage in boxing, then you’re not in the right sport. If you make it here in Las Vegas, you make it worldwide. It’s quite simple. My dreams are through the roof and I’m chasing them.

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 “I had to keep taking tough fights last year or I wasn’t going to make it to this stage. I couldn’t wait for Jermell Charlo. I wanted to prove to everyone in the division that I am the man. It’s all about being the man at 154 pounds.”

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