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The rumors are finally put to rest. Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter will duel it out March 12th at the Mohegan Sun Casino Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut. The fight will be televised in prime time on CBS.  This is one of the best fights of 2016 on paper with two young future stars in the 147 weight class.Thurman-Porter-PBC

“Thurman versus Porter is a marquee match-up of two elite boxers in the prime of their careers, and the winner will establish himself as arguably the No. 1 fighter in boxing’s glamour division,” Showtime Sports vice president and general manager Stephen Espinoza said. “Fights of this caliber don’t come along very often, and when they do, they deserve to be on the biggest stage possible. That’s why all of us at Showtime and CBS are so excited to be able to deliver this pivotal match-up to a prime-time audience on America’s highest-rated network.”

keith-thurmanThurman and Porter was suppose to happen on December 12th, but the negotiations fell through because of management. Thurman has no problem with the fight date and said he is ready to go. “Last year was an amazing year for me,” Thurman said. “I headlined the very first Premier Boxing Champions show and was named PBC Fighter of the Year. But this is my year to dominate the welterweight division, and I’m excited to be getting ready to take out Shawn Porter.”  Thurman undefeated at (26-0, 22ko) 27 years and entering his prime is coming off two straight title defenses. He looked impressive against Robert Guerrero as he dominated and knocked him down in the 9th round.I am ready to get back in the ring and bring boxing fans what they’ve been looking for: the top true welterweight champion of the world, the one who is going to take out all competitors one by one,” Thurman said. “I am Keith ‘One-Time’ Thurman, and I’m going to show you what a champion looks like on March 12.”

Shawn Porter who is coming off a huge victory over Adrien Broner in June said “I’m very confident in my ability,” Porter said. “That’s why I’ve been looking forward to this fight, because I’m someone who can beat Keith Thurman. Nothing about Keith really makes me nervous.ShawnPorter

“I do know that he’s going to be ready for this fight. He’s a fighter that has the heart of a lion just like I do. I expect this to be a fight to the finish. A win over Keith Thurman is what we’ve been waiting for.”

Keith Thurman against Shawn Porter is one of the best match-ups that can be made in the welterweight division right now,” said Lou DiBella, who will promote the fight had this to say. “The hard-punching world titleholder Thurman and the highly skilled former champion Porter will have the opportunity to prove that they are the next heir to the throne in the post-[Floyd] Mayweather era of the 147-pound division.”

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