Keith Thurman/Shawn Porter Showdown Moving Closer

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The hotly anticipated welterweight showdown between WBA (reg) champion, Keith Thurman (26-0, 22ko), and friend and old amateur rival Shawn Porter (26-1-1, 16ko) is moving closer to being a done deal according to multiple sources, including ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael.

According to Rafael, a December 12th date is being touted, at an as yet undisclosed location/venue, with Showtime being the favourite to broadcast the fight between the two Al Haymon advised fighters.

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Fights With Danny Garcia or Keith Thurman Not Realistic Right Now says Kenny Porter

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Kenny Porter, father and trainer of former IBF welterweight champion Shawn, says that neither of the much sought after bouts with Florida’s WBA (reg) 147 lb champion Keith Thurman, or Philadephia’s former 140 lb boss, Danny Garcia, are realistic options for his son right now.

Following Shawn’s dominant victory of Adrien Broner in June, fans were looking forward to a potential fight with his friend and divisional rival Thurman, who himself claims he wants a big fight before the end of the year, after an underwhelming clash with Luis Collazo in July.

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Kenny Porter: ‘Broner’s Like a Little Kid Who’s Out of Control’ / Doubts He Wants to Rematch Shawn

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Former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter got the better of Ohioan rival and professional motor-mouth Adrien Broner back in June, outclassing and out hustling “The Problem” who never really got going until scoring a 12th round knockdown – a case of too little, too late.

As his son now waits for news on his next fight, father and trainer Kenny has spoken out to say he very much doubts that Broner would want any part of a rematch, calling him an “actor” who couldn’t play the part of a fighter when he got in the ring with Shawn.

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Shawn Porter: Keith Thurman Fight on the Horizon

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Former IBF welterweight champion”Showtime” Shawn Porter, who fans last saw getting the measure of Ohioan rival Adrien Broner in June, is getting ready for his planned (September) ring return against ‘whomever’ is put in front of him, although has conceded he will put the date back if old amateur friend and rival Keith Thurman is the man up next.

Thurman boxed New Yorker Luis Collazo in his Tampa backyard last month in a performance that was more criticised than praised, and thus “One Time” has signalled a desire to sign off 2015 with a big fight.

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We Want Mayweather But We’ll Fight Anybody Says Kenny Porter

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There shouldn’t be too much longer to wait now for Floyd Mayweather’s announcement regarding his opponent for September 12th and the 49th and supposed “final” fight of his career.

A number of fighters at 147 lb are in the frame, with the charge being arguably led by Britain’s Amir Khan, who will surely jump off a bridge if he ISN’T the man in the opposite corner to Floyd in a couple of month’s time!

The Brit is far and away the most vocal of potential opponents, and has been so for the better part of 2 1/2 years, yet it would be potentially foolish to rule out anybody at 147, including “Showtime” Shawn Porter, who enjoyed a satisfying victory over Ohioan rival and Floyd’s “little bro”, Adrien Broner last month.

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Left-Hook Lounge Mailbag: Broner/Porter, Malignaggi/Garcia, & Andre Ward!

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Kevin H. (Atlanta, GA): As an Adrien Broner fan, I think his loss to Porter was more of what he didn’t do than what Porter did. How did you rate his performance and where do you think he goes next?

Vivek W. (ESB): I would have to totally disagree. To the contrary, I think what we witnessed last Saturday night had everything to do with what Porter did, more so than what Broner “didn’t do”. Going into the fight, Porter had the entire deck of cards stacked against him. Everything from the catchweight clause, to the pulse of the promotion itself. It just seemed that all elements involved tilted towards Broner. Few places in life breed absolute truth like a boxing ring. In dialog, any man can speak big and paint a scripted picture. But in the ring, there’s no way to avoid the evolution of reality.

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Porter beats Broner, but is he the better fighter? Maliggnaggi’s opinion doesn’t carry much weight

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Shawn “Showtime” Porter (26-1-1, 16 KOs) fought a good fight and deserved his unanimous decision win over Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-2-0, 22 KOs) on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV. He pressed the action and threw and landed more punches. The judges had no choice but to award him the win. Respectful of his conquered opponent, Shawn explained his win was over a very good fighter, a champion, and he feels it should earn him the right to a fight with Floyd “TBE” Mayweather, Jr., right? Well, that decision is in the hands of one man, and that man is TBE. It’s not likely TBE will select Showtime to be his final opponent. He has bigger fish to fry.
Saturday Broner threw harder, shorter and more accurate punches, just not enough of them to warrant a win. Why he chose to wrestle with Porter is a mystery. He might have mistakenly thought such tactics would eventually slow down Porter, enabling him to gain a later rounds advantage.

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Broner vs. Porter & Spence vs. Lo Greco discussion

LAS VEGAS – June 20, 2015 – Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC returned to primetime tonight from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Blow-by-blow announcer Marv Albert and analysts “Sugar” Ray Leonard and B.J. Flores called the action, with host Al Michaels, current middleweight titleholder and corner analyst Daniel Jacobs, and Kenny Rice reporting from ring-side. Live boxing continues now on NBCSN.

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