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Keith Thurman vs. Luis Collazo Odds and Picks

  • Monday, July 6th, 2015

    By  Tom Wilkinson

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    Boxing Odds: Keith Thurman is a big favorite to defeat Luis Collazo on Saturday, July 11th at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida in a bout that can be seen on ESPN. The fight will be the main event in the first Premier Boxing Champions card on ESPN. Collazo comes into this fight with a record of 36-6 with 19 knockouts while Thurman is unbeaten at 25-0 with 21 knockouts. Collazo has won five of his last six fights while Thurman has never been beaten.

    Here is a look at the fight and boxing picks.

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    Luis Collazo +1200

    Keith Thurman -3800

    A Collazo Win Would be a Shock

    Luis Collazo has had a nice 15-year career but his best days are behind him. He has not done much lately with his only wins against no-name fighters. Collazo realizes he will have a tough time. “In this sport, anything can happen,” Collazo said. “I’m just coming in here prepared for this fight July 11 and you can count on me bringing my best to the ring.” Collazo is just happy to get a title shot, even it if is coming in Thurman’s home town of Tampa, Florida. “There’s nothing new. Keith Thurman is the champion so hey if I got to go to his backyard to fight for this world title that’s what it is.” Collazo said, “I’m just blessed to get the opportunity and we want to give the fight fans what they want to insight them and come July 11 on ESPN is going to be a heck of a fight.”

    Thurman Expecting a Knockout Win

    Thurman has won 21 of his 25 fights by knockout and it should be another knockout win by Thurman on Saturday. Thurman will be fighting in his hometown and he is heavily favored. “Well, at the end of the day I still hold one of the highest knockout ratios in the welterweight division. At this level, no fighter is coming to get knocked out, they know what they’re up against and they know they’re up against dangerous fighters. The number one rule in boxing is protect yourself at all times and they’re aware of that. They’re trying to box hard, they’re trying to be crafty and outdo me but you can watch both fights and there was still a knockout in both fights.”

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    Boxing Picks

    The price on this fight is extremely high but it is hard to make any case for taking the underdog. Thurman should win easily but the better value play may be to take the rounds under.

    Check out the latest boxing odds at Diamond sportsbook.