Keith Thurman Injured in Car Accident; Porter Fight Postponed

Posted: February 22, 2016 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Fight News
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Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter

Fans awaiting Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter on March 12 will have to wait longer for the oft-delayed bout as  has been Thurman was forced to postpone due to injuries suffered in a car accident.

Per Thurman’s doctors, the undisclosed injuries are not considered “serious,” and Thurman is tentatively planning to resume training “in the coming weeks.” The accident is reported to have occurred sometime last week.

Thurman-Porter, set to air in primetime on CBS, was viewed as the biggest fight of the first quarter for the Premier Boxing Champions brand. Promoter Lou Dibella is considering salvaging the remainder of the card and moving it to Showime.

“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.”
At press time, Porter nor Thurman could be reached for comment
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