There is a lot of buzz going on in the boxing community right now involving a potential monster showdown in the welterweight division between Keith “One Time” Thurman and Shawn “Showtime” Porter. Thurman and Porter represent the two most promising talents in the welterweight division to potentially take over for the recently retired Floyd Mayweather Jr.
ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael released a story several hours ago on the potential showdown for December 12th. Rafael’s report suggests that the fight will take place on ShowTime TV.
There were reports from other outlets that suggested the fight could be in Las Vegas, although they failed to realize that the UFC has a major PPV event scheduled on that date at the MGM Grand between Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo, leaving that location virtually out of the question.
There have been talks for weeks that Keith Thurman will make his 2015 finale in Texas, presumably San Antonio. Now, it seems like the potential Thurman-Porter fight could land in San Antonio, although the venue is probably still under consideration. The fight could end up at the AT&T Center, home of the San Antonio Spurs.
Several Texas prospects are being lined up to fight on the December 12th date and the reports are that the card will be stacked under a major feature bout.
Thaboxingvoice.com reached out to Ken Porter, father/trainer of Shawn Porter, who said he has not been contacted about the fight, nor is he aware of any specifics regarding a potential bout.
Ken did say that they plan on having one more fight before the year is up and that they are unwilling to wait out the rest of the year due to the fact that Shawn has been training in preparations for a 2015 finale. That said, Ken is completely unaware of any actual plans to finalize a bout with Thurman, although he did say that as recently as two weeks ago he made clear their desire to fight Thurman.
The Porters are willing to fight Thurman and Ken has told TBV on several occasions over the past few months that they would not allow any one term to get in the way of finalizing the deal on their side, specifically money.
In the same phone interview from earlier today, Ken assured Thaboxingvoice that they would take the fight in Texas. Actually, he said that they would fight Thurman anywhere. But Ken did say that he doubts they would
TBV will keep you updated on any new information as it becomes available.