Team Porter Confirm Keith Thurman: 'Fight Will Happen!'

By Steve Kim

It won't happen on December 12th as expected, but the welterweight battle between WBA 'regular champion Keith Thurman (26-0, 22KOs) and former IBF beltholder Shawn Porter (26-1-1, 16KOs) looks like it's going to happen.

"We got a fight with Keith Thurman," stated Kenny Porter, the father/trainer/manager of Shawn, to

"The network and the actual venue are not being released today - but we have a fight with Keith Thurman and that will be happening within the next eight-to-ten weeks. We have a definite fight and I got that from the top, today. But we have a fight."

By 'top', Porter is referencing one Al Haymon, who represents both fighters, who are under the Premier Boxing Champions umbrella.

"I got another call wanting to send a film crew for Shawn for a 24/7-type thing leading up to the fight," explained Kenny, who's son defeated Adrien Broner on June 20th in Las Vegas.

As for the exact date of the fight, it's not clear, but it looks like it will take place after 2015 passes.

"Beginning of January, that's what I think is going on right there," Porter tells

"The MGM Grand was already booked for December the 12th. I don't know was going on as far as San Antonio. I don't think they were feeling San Antonio as much as they were New York or Las Vegas. I did get confirmation this afternoon we are definitely moving forward that Shawn should be getting into his camp, which we already have for a number of weeks."

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by G G G on 11-01-2015

WAR PORTER!!! Thurman is a retreating running coward nowadays. Guy is a joke. He is going to run like a little sissy. Porter gonna have to hunt him down.

Comment by Boxing lives on 11-01-2015

[QUOTE=fredhopple;16186599]mini Thurman talks way to much almost as if littleThurman has actually done something in boxing. Go fight Spence or Khan or kell brook then talk tough. And Thurman needs that horse tail mane cut off and stop looking like…

Comment by From Russia on 11-01-2015

Porter skillset is ****ty and he smothers his own work, but Thurman looked fragile recently, his body and chin are soft and he might fold under pressure.

Comment by fredhopple on 11-01-2015

[QUOTE=Boxing lives;16185000]Thurman will probably duck Porter. Kenny is doing this to apply pressure on Duck time. Even still, Thurmans cowardice will likely show itself the way it did at the end of the Guerrero fight[/QUOTE] mini Thurman talks way to…

Comment by Jayallday9 on 10-31-2015

[QUOTE=jose.sooto;16185025]I don't think people get it. This isn't just a "good fight". This is truly a 147 groundbreaking event. The winner of the this fight becomes THE guy in the division, winner takes Floyd's spot at the top of the…

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