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Porter's Coach: Thurman Overwhelmed When He Sparred With Us!

By Edward Chaykovsky

According to Kenny Porter, father and trainer of former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter, his son overwhelmed current WBA titleholder Keith Thurman (26-0, 22KOs) during training sessions when the two fighters were sparring and working together.

The former training partners will now collide in of the bigger and more anticipated fights of the year. Their showdown has been brewing since last year.

Thurman vs. Porter (26-1-1, 16KOs) takes place on Saturday, June 25 in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Kenny says Thurman quit during a sparring session, was unable to keep up with their training routines and faded under the pressure.

Thurman has denied those claims and promised to get payback for Kenny's words by knocking Shawn out in their match. Kenny continues to maintain that his version of the events is what actually took place during that particular training camp.

“Keith was not willing to trade blows and punches with Shawn,” Kenny Porter said to the Las Vegas Review Journal. “Keith knows how hard I train, it’s not a war or words, it’s just speaking the truth. He wasn’t able to keep up with our training sessions, he wasn’t keeping up with sparring, there were days he didn’t come. He didn’t keep up with the track workouts, there were days he didn’t come. He didn’t keep up with the swim workouts, there were days he didn’t come. We’re still doing those things, Keith.”

The winner of the contest may move forward to a very lucrative fall opportunity against WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia, the winner of the IBF/WBO unification between Jessie Vargas and Kell Brook, or the possibility of getting in position to face the retired pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. - who continues to hint at a possible comeback in the fall.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PR ESQ. on 06-09-2016

[QUOTE=Jim Tom;16774650]Both Thurman and Porter are not exactly tough material. Porter held back once he felt the sting in Kell Brooks jab d we know he can be put down. Thurman can box but he depends on his power too…

Comment by Jsmooth9876 on 06-09-2016

[QUOTE=Bossman15;16774727]Bradley can definitely be beat with ease believe me and I think it would be a close fight for Garcia but I laugh at the Brook Spence situation they win against Porter with ease[/QUOTE] Yet nobody but an ATG in…

Comment by Jsmooth9876 on 06-09-2016

[QUOTE=Jim Tom;16774733]GivE Garcia a good opponent and you will see his best. He has a very good boxing i.q and he can adjust. These cats can't beat Garcia[/QUOTE] Garcia is a good fighter but I think Brook,Thurman and spence all…

Comment by Kigali on 06-09-2016

[QUOTE=Jim Tom;16774650]Both Thurman and Porter are not exactly tough material. Porter held back once he felt the sting in Kell Brooks jab d we know he can be put down. Thurman can box but he depends on his power too…

Comment by Jim Tom on 06-09-2016

[QUOTE=Jsmooth9876;16774692]😂😂😂.............................[/QUOTE] GivE Garcia a good opponent and you will see his best. He has a very good boxing i.q and he can adjust. These cats can't beat Garcia

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