January 20, 2022 – ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Keith “One Time” Thurman has stated that he plans to return to the top of the boxing world when he steps back into the ring on Saturday, February 5 for the first time since his 2019 appearance against Manny Pacquiao. Thurman takes on former champion Mario Barrios in the FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View main event, live from the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. To purchase the pay-per-view, go to FoxSports.com/ppv (fight fans watching outside of the US can purchase through Fite.TV).
In a training camp video, Thurman shows his statement and then elaborates on his statement, offering a glimpse of his training camp fitness routine.
“Boxing is my American dream come true,” Thurman declared during one of his training sessions at his home boxing gym, the St. Pete Boxing Club. “This is my life, this is my passion, this is what I do. This is where I put my blood, my sweat, my tears. That’s why I wear red, white and blue every time I fight.”
“The sport of boxing, my legacy, is not over. The story is still being written. In 2022 we have a new chapter for Keith Thurman…With a belt, without the belt, I am one of the greatest welterweights in the world today .
“This sport is one of the toughest in the world. If you’re looking for action. If you’re looking for entertainment, you’ll definitely want to see our show on February 5.”
ABOUT Thurman USA. BARRIOS
In Thurman vs. Barrios returns former unified world welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman to the ring to take on former super lightweight world champion Mario “El Azteca” Barrios in a 12-round welterweight showdown that headlines a packed FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View lineup on Saturday, February 5 from Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
In the co-feature, Fourth Division World Champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz will face Keenan “Bedo” Carbajal in a 10-round super featherweight bout, while proven all-action welterweights Abel Ramos and Josesito “Riverside Rocky” Lopez collide in a 10-round attraction. The pay-per-view broadcast begins at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT with former two-division champion Luis “Pantera” Nery battling undefeated Carlos Castro in a 10-round super bantamweight duel.
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