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Keith Thurman Involved in Car Accident; Fight With Porter Postponed


Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman was gearing up for the biggest fight of his young career but an accident suffered by the welterweight champion will cause the fight to be postponed.

Here’s the official press release regarding the accident.

Undefeated world champion Keith Thurman sustained an injury as a result of a car accident that has forced his March 12 welterweight title defense against Shawn Porter to be postponed.  The announcement was made today by promoter Lou DiBella, president of DiBella Entertainment.  According to his doctors, Thurman’s injuries are not considered serious and he is expected to be cleared to resume training in the coming weeks.  Thurman vs. Porter was the main event of a scheduled two-fight card to be broadcast in prime time on CBS.  This fight and the network broadcast will now be rescheduled for a later date.
Thurman’s promoter had this to say:
“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.”

Thurman deserves to be 100% healthy going into this fight and this postponement shouldn’t hurt what promises to be one of the best fights of the year. Hopefully the fight gets moved to Las Vegas and placed on a higher platform.