Thurman wins modern day classic over Porter
In a fight two or so years in the making, Keith Thurman (27-0 22KOs) and Shawn Porter (26-2-1 16KOs) lived up to the hype as the put on a modern day classic in front of 12,718 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
In a fight that simply should be viewed and not written about saw Thurman outbox Porter, but Porter force Thurman into spots in which Thurman was uncomfortable unable to land hard shot. The results was an incredible even fight with the only difference between the two in the fight was Thurman landed the harder punches
The judges saw the bout 115-113 three times for Keith Thurman, whom the crowd booed heavily as Porter appeared the busier down the stretch of the fight [NOTE: ITRBoxing.com scored the bout for Keith Thurman].
Opening the telecast, Jarrett Hurd (18-0, 12 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over Oscar Molina (13-1, 10 KOs). Hurd dropped Molina in round one with an uppercut and dominated the whole fight, Molina who had taken a lot of punishment was stopped prematurely late in the fight with one minute left. Hurd won the fight solidly.