Keith Thurman/Photo courtesy of Premier Boxing Champions
Welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman on Saturday night slugged it out with challenger Shawn Porter over 12 rounds and when the grueling bout was over Thurman had retained his title with a close, yet unanimous decision at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The fight was televised on CBS.
Thurman (27-0) won by three scores of 115-113, which seemed to be the right call. Both fighters had outstanding moments. Thurman just seemed to have more.
The action was terrific and could be in the mix for Fight of the Year, though we have still have six months left of 2016.
There were no knockdowns, but both fighters were cut.
The bout was originally to take place in March, but Thurman was in a car accident, in which he sustained whiplash.
:Porter is 26-2-1.