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Shawn Porter invades New York

“Showtime” Shawn Porter is hitting New York City next week in advance of his June 25 “SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS” fight presented by Premier Boxing Champions live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Porter will be fighting for the WBA Welterweight Championship against current titleholder Keith Thurman. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar defending his title against former three-division world champion Abner Mares.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, start at $42, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting, or by calling 1-800-745- 3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Porter is making the most of his New York City fight debut and getting closer to the community both in training and sharing his journey in the sport. He will be hosting two open workouts – including a celebrity sparring session with radio personality Charlamagne Tha God – as well as speaking on his career in boxing during a St. John’s University TEAM FIRST symposium.

“I’m excited to come back to New York for a week and train and give back to the community,” said Porter. “I know that New Yorkers appreciate the sport of boxing and I cannot wait to fight in front of them. Community means everything to me and I’m looking forward to getting to know my fans, colleagues and the community leaders that call this city home.”


Wednesday: May 10, 2016

Sparring with Charlamagne Tha God, 105.1; Nestor Gibbs, Tha Boxing Voice @ Gleason’s Gym Time to be announced Free and open to the public Limited capacity

Friday: May 12, 2016

St. John’s University “Team First” College and Career Symposium 9am-12pm Carnesecca Arena Host: Tarik Turner Fox Sports Panelist: Professor Yvette Morgan PhD. St. John’s University Former World Champion Boxer Shawn Porter World Class Trainer and Father Kenny Porter DJ Envy The Breakfast Club

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