Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Thurman on Porter: I'll Drop Bombs, Make it an Early Night!

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBA “regular” welterweight champion Keith "One Time" Thurman (26-0, 22KOs) looks forwards to a potential fight with Shawn “Showtime” Porter, who previously held the IBF world title.

Both fighters have been out of the ring for some time now. Thurman last fought in July when he knocked out Luis Collazo in seven rounds, while Porter (26-1-1, 16KOs) won an upset twelve round unanimous decision over four division world champion Adrien Broner in June.

They were expected to face each other in December. That never happened. Then they were expected to face each other in January, but that won’t happen either. The latest word is, the fight will come down in late February.

"I love the fight. Shawn Porter comes to fight. He's young, he's strong. He has his father in his ear 24/7. I know Shawn Porter from way back in the amateur days. We go way back. I brought him in to a sparring camp when I was scheduled to face Marcos Maidana 3 years ago. Like I said I know him very well. He's strong. He doesn’t have the same amount of knockouts as me, but if he sits down on his punch it has an effect. He's shown it throughout his career. But with eight ounce gloves I think it would be a tremendous fight," Thurman said.

Thurman says there won't be any running and boxing, he plans to make it a fight and aims to become the first fight to knock Porter out.

Porter suffered his first defeat last year, when he lost a close twelve round decision, and his IBF world title, to British fighter Kell Brook.

"Some people think I'm might try to run all night, but if this fight gets made I'm ready to drop bombs and make it an early night," Thurman warned.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TLC8 on 12-22-2015

Thurman good at talking tough, but he's sure not anxious to sign and step in with Porter. Shawn's been waiting and waiting calling Keith out, and can't get a date nor a site. At some point Porter is going to…

Comment by Deontay Wilder on 12-22-2015

Khan and Broner will be on the run after they see what Thurman does to Porter.

Comment by _original_ on 12-22-2015

[QUOTE=Cinci Champ;16340945]first you have to be willing to fight him run time. With kovalev ggg and now thurman i will not fall for the "most avoided" fighter of a weight class ever again. what most avoided means this day is…

Comment by big_james10 on 12-22-2015

[QUOTE=Cinci Champ;16340643]doesnt surprise me seems like "the most avoided boxers" we all know who they are kovalev ggg thurman when push comes to shove and a big fight is put in their face all the sudden they dont want it[/QUOTE]…

Comment by Mike Rotch on 12-21-2015

If Thurman knows what's good for him, he'll box Porter. Keith has no inside game and Porter would get the better of him, no doubt. I hope Porter can keep it close and bash that fool's ribs all night.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (29)
Top Headlines John Harding Credits Boxing For Turning His Life Around Jeff Horn: I'd Fight Kell Brook, Pretty Confident I'd Win Too Crawford: Khan Was Pampered, I Did It From The Ground Up With Court Case Looming, Stevenson Confident He'll Defeat Diaz Roach Gives Luis Ortiz No Shot To Beat Anthony Joshua Munguia-Hogan Had No Post-PED Tests, WBO To Review Scoring Erick Ituarte, Jose Estrella on Weight For Doubletree Clash Virgil Hunter: Strong Possibility That Khan Can Shock Crawford Photos: Andy Ruiz vs. Dimitrenko, Figueroa vs. Parejo - Presser Photos: Danny Garcia, Adrian Granados - Go Face To Face in LA Granados: No Shock Porter Said I Was Tougher, He Ran From Me News: Anthony Yigit, Michael Nielsen, Smith-McGurk on ESPN+ Arum: Terence Crawford Reminds Me of Sugar Ray Leonard Nonito Donaire Aims For Knockout Win Over Zolani Tete Arum: People Will Tell Children, Grandkids About Crawford-Khan FIGHT NIGHT: Shields vs. Hammer - Video Released By Showtime Jesus Rojas, Juan Manuel Lopez in Doubleheader on May 18 O'Shaquie Foster Inks Promotional Pact With Lou DiBella Frank Warren: If Jarrell Miller Denies Using, Who Gave it To Him? Rene Alvarado To Stay Busy Against Eusebio Osejo on April 26 Canelo-Jacobs: Adalaide Byrd Included In NSAC's Judging Pool Murat Gassiev Inks Pact With Hearn, Heading To Heavyweight Photos: Teofimo Lopez, Shakur Stevenson, Verdejo Media Day Wilder Slams Miller For Failed Test: He Let His Family Down Manager: Adam Kownacki Not An Option To Fight Joshua On June 1 Photos: Josh Kelly, Conor Benn, Joe Cordina - Final Presser Claressa Shields: I Can Beat Up Thurman, Give Golovkin a Run Photos: Derek Chisora, Senad Gashi - Face To Face, Final Presser Photos: Dave Allen, Lucas Browne - Face To Face, Final Presser Porter: Granados Gave Me a Tougher Fight Than Danny Garcia Joshua's New Opponent To Be Announced Next Week, Says Hearn Roach: Preparing For Shakur Stevenson Was Easy, Expect Upset! Crawford: Can't Put Gun To Their Head To Make Spence Fight Frank Warren Aims To Make Saunders-Isufi For Full WBO Belt Conor Benn To Face Czech Foe At O2 Arena On Saturday Josh Warrington vs. Kid Galahad: Jack McGann To Feature Hunter is Hoping That Khan Has Fully Moved Past Canelo KO Jarrell Miller: I Don't Need PEDs, I'm Shocked, I'll Be Vindicated! Danny Garcia: The Plan is To Get a Knockout of Granados Video: Roach Breaks Down Crawford-Khan, Stevenson-Diaz
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement