Manny Pacquiao To Return On July 20 Against Keith Thurman

It was only a matter of time before Manny Pacquiao’s return to the ring and on Saturday night it became official. Making the announcement on Twitter (during the PBC on Fox bout featuring unified super welterweight champion Jarett Hurd and Julian “J Rock” Williams), Pacquiao revealed his next opponent will be WBA super welterweight champion Keith Thurman in a pay-per-view showdown on July 20. Pacquiao currently holds a version of the WBA welterweight title. [Writers Note: Julian Williams defeated Hurd to become the new unified champion.] Pacquiao last fought in January where he defeated Adrien Broner by unanimous decision. Thurman returned to the ring after a near two year lay off to fight and defeat…

Scenes From Keith Thurman vs Shawn Porter NYC Press Conf.

NEW YORK (April 28, 2016) – The best the sport has to offer, two of the most talented fighters in the world, elite athletes in their prime and set to fight each other at the world-class Barclays Center in Brooklyn and live on broadcast TV in primetime, Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter,took over New York this week as they made the rounds to officially announce their welterweight blockbuster on Saturday, June 25 on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions (PBC). Thurman and Porter, who are confident and hard-working boxers inside the ring and classy gentlemen outside, have the spotlight to themselves on the world’s biggest stage on June 25. And what…

Thurman vs Porter OFF; Thurman Suffers Injury Fight Postponed

If you were looking forward to the highly anticipated bout between Keith “One Time” Thurman and “Showtime” Shawn Porter to truly determine who’s time it is, unfortunately you’ll have to wait a little bit longer. On Monday night a press release made the rounds advising that the fight has been post-poned due to a groin injury suffered by Keith Thurman. The full press release is below. ***** KEITH THURMAN SUSTAINS INJURY FORCING POSTPONEMENT OF TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST SHAWN PORTER   DiBella Entertainment, Mohegan Sun and Showtime Evaluating Options to Continue with the Remainder of the March 12 Fight Card   NEW YORK (Feb. 22, 2016)–Undefeated world champion Keith Thurman sustained an injury as a result of a car…

[PUSH PLAY] Thurman Talks Cloning, Porter & Plays Flute

On Wednesday night, WBA world weltwerweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman paid The Ruckus crew a visit to talk about the upcoming fight against “Showtime” Shawn Porter (March 12th at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut), cloning, global warming and more. A man of many talents, One Time finished off the segment with a medley of music from his new acquired piano and the flute. An interview you definitely don’t want to miss.

[Video] Porter: “Porter vs Thurman Is The Welterweight Super Bowl”

LOS ANGELES, CA – At the first official press conference to formally announce the March 12th showdown, “Showtime” Shawn Porter says the upcoming bout is the “Super Bowl” of the welterweight division.

[Video] Thurman: “If Floyd Returns He Has To Say My Name”

LOS ANGELES – Today at the Palm’s Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles, Keith “One Time” Thurman and “Showtime” Shawn Porter held their first official press conference to formally announce their highly anticipated match-up set for March 12th at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. After facing off for the first time until the promotion gets fully underway, Thurman sat down with the media to discuss the fight, the delay in announcement and a future fight against retired pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather.

Kenny Porter Talks Thurman, Legacy and Broner

Kenny Porter, father and head trainer of “Showtime” Shawn Porter, paid The Ruckus crew a visit last week to discuss the delay in announcing the Keith Thurman fight, legacy in the sport and the back and forth verbal jabs with Adrien Broner. In addition to the aforementioned, listen in as Porter runs down a grocery list of who’s who opponents Porter defeated as an amateur and how he was responsible for bringing Adrien Broner to power advisor/manager Al Haymon. Pulling no punches, enjoy as the elder Porter gives his frank opinions to hosts Jeandra LeBeauf, Michelle Rosado and Ryan Bivins.

Porter Sends Message To Fans Re: Thurman Fight

LAS VEGAS, NV – The chatter surrounding a possible Premier Boxing Champions match-up between welterweights Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter is reaching a fevered pitch on social media. While the prevailing theory behind the non-signing of this fight is Thurman’s salary demands, other media outlets are reporting the fight will me moved to early 2016 due to the large number of fights already scheduled to close out 2015. What’s the real story? Likely a little of both. Thurman may have lofty salary demands they are willing to meet and there ARE a lot of fights on deck before the close of the year including the pay-per-view event featuring Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez. While that’s not a…

Thurman: “Only Hype Behind Spence Is Floyd’s Words”

Video Credit: Darryl Cobb/ BROOKLYN, NY – During the Danny Garcia vs Paulie Malignaggi fight weekend in Brooklyn, Keith Thurman was on hand to speak to the gathered media. Listen in as he expresses his desire to fight Mayweather and his thoughts on a fight with young prospect Errol Spence Jr.  

Thurman struggles in TKO Victory; Nelson shocks Harrison

TAMPA, FLORIDA – The PBC debut on ESPN saw one of the most electrifying crowds of the whole PBC series get behind their local fighter, the American Welterweight Keith “One Time” Thurman (26-0, 22 KO’s). Thurman endured some hardships in his victory over the Puerto Rican-American Luis Collazo (36-7, 19 KO’s) and was visibly hurt in the fifth by a body punch by Collazo. Also on the card was a mild upset victory for the tough veteran Junior Middleweight Willie Nelson (24-2, 14 KO’s) over the previously undefeated prospect Tony Harrison (21-1, 18 KO’s). The main event saw Thurman take on an opponent not many in the boxing world wanted to see Thurman challenge himself…