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Counting Down To Thurman-Porter



Two men ascending.

On the up escalator, going up, up, up…

Their minds wander. Drift to where? Picturing positive outcomes? Letting self doubt seep in and pondering a negative result?

Shawn Porter on the left, Keith Thurman on the right.

Headed toward a collision. Likely, the ascent for one ends June 25 at Barclays Center on a Lou Dibella card and on CBS.

One must go down. Soon, we see…

Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine,, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.