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 BoxingScene.com
"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 BoxingScene.com.
"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 BoxingScene.com.