By Radio Rahim
Kenny Porter, father and trainer of 'Showtime' Shawn Porter (26-1-1, 16KOs), says they are hoping to end off the year with a big fight against WBA 'regular' welterweight champion Keith 'One Time' Thurman (26-0, 22KOs).
Both fighters are in search of a big fall opportunity. Porter secured a big win in June, when he won a twelve round unanimous decision over former three division champion Adrien Broner. Thurman was back in the ring last month, when he stopped former champion Luis Collazo in seven rounds.
Kenny is crossing his fingers that Thurman calls up Al Haymon, who advises both boxers, and requests to make a title defense against Porter. He feels confident Thurman will accept a fight with Shawn for the fall.
"Keith Thurman, a great kid and a great fighter. I've known him for quite a while. He said he wants a big fight before the end of the year. We want a big fight before the end of the year. That's another situation where I hope a guy gives Al a call and says 'hey, I want to fight Porter.' If he makes that phone call, then hopefully we can get that done. I look forward to fighting Keith Thurman before the year is out. I think Keith will step and take that fight," Kenny told BoxingScene.com.