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KEITH THURMAN: "MY FIGHT AGAINST SOTO KARASS IS GOING TO BE ONE HECK OF A FIGHT"

By Press Release | December 11, 2013
KEITH THURMAN:

"I fight hard.  I am hungry all of the time and even though I have a belt, I'm still hungry.  There are plenty other belts out there and you better believe that my fight against Soto Karass is going to be one heck of a fight," stated undefeated interim WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman, who spoke at the open workout ahead of his highly-anticipated clash with welterweight contender Jesus Soto Karass. Check out what else he had to say!

Keith Thurman, WBA Interim Welterweight World Champion:

"I am truly blessed to be where I am in the world of boxing. This is a dream come true.  I have been boxing since the age of seven and in the amateur ranks all I ever wanted to be was a world champion.

"I am happy to be here.  I am happy to receive the fan base and the recognition that I deserve and being on the networks. I fight hard.  I am hungry all of the time and even though I have a belt, I'm still hungry.  There are plenty other belts out there and you better believe that my fight against Soto Karass is going to be one heck of a fight.  I am also looking forward to 2014."

[On calling out Paulie Malignaggi in the past] "Paulie was on my mind due to that title, but when Adrien Broner took it, then that makes me look forward to stepping into that ring with 'AB' in 2014.  A lot of fans want that fight and I want what the fans want."

[On Soto Karass] "I think he is a highly estimated fighter.  He is 120 percent  hard work and dedication.  He says he has a new passion for the sport and I believe him.  He has been training hard in camp and I am not underestimating him.  I am looking forward to a tremendous fight on Saturday night.

"All you have to do is watch Soto Karass' fights.  He gets hit.   He tends to have a little bit of boxing skills and we will see if his team was working a little bit more on that with this fight.  No matter what I plan on being the sharper fighter, the stronger fighter and the smarter fighter."

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"DANGER ZONE: Broner vs. Maidana," a 12-round fight for Broner's WBA Welterweight World Championship taking place on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija*Battah Promotions and sponsored by Corona, AT&T, Grudge Match and Casamigos Tequila. In the 12-round co-featured attraction, Keith Thurman will defend his interim WBA Welterweight World Championship against Jesus Soto Karass. Leo Santa Cruz will put his WBC Super Bantamweight World title on the line against Cesar Seda in a 12-round bout and Beibut Shumenov faces Tamas Kovacs in a 12-round clash for Shumenov's WBA Super & IBA Light Heavyweight World titles. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast will air live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP). Preliminary bouts will air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

Tickets priced at $250, $200, $150, $100, $75, $50, $25, $20 and $10, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges are available at the Alamodome box office, or through Leija*Battah Promotions by calling (210) 979-3302 or emailing m@leijabattahpromo.com  or online at www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations, by calling (800) 745-3000

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