Thurman-Porter March 5?



Thurman-Porter March 5?

One of the topmost storylines to start this boxing season is: what's PBC going to offer this year? Will they pit their A guys against each other after being super hesitant to do that last year?

As I've been saying for a good long spell, I do believe they will. They have to.

People have been keen to see proof of that; much credit will go to the Haymon corp when and if Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter are matched up and we see where those high roller chips fall. As of now, I'm hearing they rumble likely March 5, likely at MGM, on CBS or perhaps Fox. But there is also a possibility, one knower told me, that PBC sees who wins the Jan 23 Danny Garcia vs. Robert Guerrero fight and that guy tangles with Thurman.

Another knower said nah, we will see Thurman-Porter. Chatting has been done about a Thurman-Kell Brook bout if Thurman downs the rugged Porter.

I think fans would be pleased with all these permutations. What say you, my friends?

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.