By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - WBA 'regular' welterweight champion Keith 'One Time' Thurman (24-0, 21KOs) is looking to make a big impression on Saturday night, when he faces Robert 'The Ghost' Guerrero (32-2-1, 18KOs) in the NBC televised main event of the debut edition of 'Premier Boxing Champions.'

In the weeks leading up to the fight, members of Guerrero's team have taunted the champion - advising everyone to be prepared for a 'running Thurman.' They believe Thurman is going to quickly jump on his bicycle when Guerrero starts applying the pressure with a high volume of incoming punches.

"I might run, I might run right through him. At the end of the day they can call it running all they want, but it's the art of boxing. Go watch Muhammad Ali, go watch Sugar Ray Leonard, go watch any of the all-time greats. The art of boxing, true boxing, is done in a circular motion within a square ring," Thurman said.

I'm most likely going to box, because its in my nature, it's part of my fighting style. But I do look forward to when we are having moments where we sit down and trade, because the more we trade....I'm the bigger, stronger puncher, so its going to be in my favor to sit down on my punches and connect - and we look forward to connecting. We're going to run, but we might run right through him."