Shawn Porter wants WBC, WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman (28-0, 22 KOs) to stop stalling and fight him or someone else of relevance at 147-pounds.
Thurman won a tough twelve round unanimous decision over Porter (28-2-1, 17 KOs) in June of 2016 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Since that loss, Porter has been able to battle his way back to a mandatory position to Thurman's WBC title - with victories over Andre Berto and Adrian Granados.
Last Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Porter and Thurman had a confrontation where they traded verbal jabs before being separated.
Later that night, Porter traded words with Danny Garcia - who a moment earlier had knocked out Brandon Rios.
Thurman is scheduled to return on May 19th at Barclays, and already stated that there is no way that he's going fight Porter on that date. He plans to make a voluntary defense against someone within the top 15 - but likely not in the top 10.
Thurman has been out of the ring since March of 2017, when he won a twelve round split decision over Danny Garcia to unify the WBC, WBA belts. He then had surgery on his elbow and remained out of the ring for rest of the year.
Porter wants Thurman to stop making excuses regarding the injury and fight someone of real worth.
"I think Keith Thurman needs to stop babying his shoulder and his elbow and step up to the plate and answer the bell. It's time for him to answer the bell to me, I'm the mandatory to fight him. And Errol Spence is out there to fight him, and he's also got a mandatory from the WBA. I think he's doing the best he can to hold onto to those belts without doing what he should be doing - and that's fighting," Porter told Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports.
"Errol Spence is a goal, but not an immediate goal. The goals for me right now is Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman. After I take care of those goals, I will look to seek and destroy those other goals."