Thurman injured; postpones Porter fight
- Updated: February 23, 2016
According to promoter Lou DiBella, welterweight titlist Keith Thurman was involved in a car accident this past week and sustained an injury that will force him to postpone his March 12 defense against Shawn Porter.
The two were set to meet in the main event of the CBS card, but Thurman’s injury will also postpone the telecast, although the card itself is still up in the air as the promoter, Showtime and the Mohegan Sun evaluate whether or not to continue with it.
“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.”