According to numerous sources WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman will defend his title against Shawn Porter. The fight is set to take place on December 12th ,but no venue has been set at this time.

Dan Rafael of ESPN broke news early wednesday ” I’m told we’ll be seeing @keithfthurmanjr vs. @ShowtimeShawnP on @SHOsports on Dec. 12. Bring it on! #boxing” via Rafael’s Twitter.

The fight was rumored for an extensive period of time before becoming reality. The clash promises to be exciting and action packed ,both Thurman and Porter are heavy hitters that like to enfilct damage on their respective opponents.

Floyd Mayweather left a gap in the welterweight division when deciding to retire from boxing. Both Thurman and Porter will try to fill the void somewhat that has been left.

Fans of boxing should be excited and pleased with the fight in December because this particular bout adds to the already great lineup of fights in the fall of 2015. GGG vs Lemieux and Cotto vs Canelo are the headlines ,but surely Thurman vs Porter will be a solid event.

Thurman (26-0) is presented with a serious challenge with Porter (26-1-1). The fighters are considered 1 and 2 in the welterweight division.  Who ever comes out on top will respectively control the 147 pound weight class.

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Aniello Piro

Spark Sports Analyst