Keith Thurman injured in car accident and bout with Shawn Porter postponed

BREAKING NEWS- Due to injuries Keith Thurman suffered in a car accident, the championship match-up between Thurman and Shawn Porter, scheduled for March 12th, has been postponed.

Per the press release:

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. 

DiBella Entertainment, Mohegan Sun and Showtime are evaluating the option of continuing with the remainder of the fight card on Saturday, March 12 with a transition of television coverage to SHOWTIME.  Complete details are forthcoming. 

“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.”

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