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Shawn Porter Eyes Keith Thurman Showdown in The Fall

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. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 08-11-2015

[QUOTE=TyrantT316;15957558]Actually think this would be tough for Thurman. Porter is labeled as reckless, but his pressure would keep Thurman backing up and uncomfortable. Thurman gets uncomfortable with pressure and has shown that he can be hurt. I think if Porter…

Comment by TLC8 on 08-11-2015

Khan doesn't want to fight any of these top guys. Porter would be a great fight with Thurman for his belt. Winner should then get title shot at Brook's belt in Wembley in the Spring. Porter beats Thurman, makes for…

Comment by Thutch2412 on 08-11-2015

Thurman's trash on the inside, he looks lost, Porter wins this fight.

Comment by North Star on 08-11-2015

I really wish Thurman would get with another outfit, and another trainer. He hasn't progressed any since the Chaves fight. Every other fight since he has looked too vulnerable and fear of his power is gone. I would like to…

Comment by TyrantT316 on 08-11-2015

Actually think this would be tough for Thurman. Porter is labeled as reckless, but his pressure would keep Thurman backing up and uncomfortable. Thurman gets uncomfortable with pressure and has shown that he can be hurt. I think if Porter…

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