Thurman involved in car accident, Porter bout postponed

Keith Thurman

WBA welterweight champion, Keith Thurman (26-0 22KOs), suffered an injury during a car accident last week and as a result, his highly anticipated world title clash with Shawn Porter has been postponed.

Thankfully, Thuman’s injuries were not serious and his doctors feel he should be able to start training within a matter of weeks.

Lou DiBella, promoter and president of DiBella Entertainment made the announcement on Monday evening. “While it’s unfortunate that we must temporarily postpone this marquee matchup, a main event of the magnitude of Thurman vs. Porter requires both fighters be healthy and at their best,” said DiBella. “Keith is anxious to resume training as soon he is able and both he and Shawn are looking forward to a new fight date.”

DiBella Entertainment, Mohegan Sun and Showtime are currently looking into the possibility of continuing with the remainder of the card scheduled for March 12th. An announcement on their decision is expected soon.

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