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Shawn Porter vs. Keith Thurman Boxing Odds and Picks

  • Monday, June 20th, 2016

    By  Tom Wilkinson

    Shawn-Porter-vs-Keith-Thurman

    Boxing Odds: The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York is the site for the battle between Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman on Saturday, June 25th on CBS. Porter comes into this fight with just one loss in his career while Thurman is unbeaten and the current WBA welterweight champion. These two were supposed to fight in March but Thurman had to pull out due to injury. This will be the first bout for both fighters in nearly a year as Thurman defeated Luis Collazo last July while Porter beat Adrien Broner last June.

    Let’s look at the fight and boxing picks.

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    Boxing Odds

    Shawn Porter +180

    Keith Thurman -215

    Familiar Foes

    Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman are long-time friends and know each other’s style very well. They have trained and sparred together many times in the past. Both fighters have a lot of power and each has promised to go right at the other on Saturday night. Thurman has 22 knockouts in his career while Porter has 16 knockouts. "Shawn Porter can beat you. He's tough, durable and comes to win but nobody's scared. He can hit you hard but he's not known to be the most devastating puncher.” Thurman said, “I respect Shawn's punch but as a 12-round fighter, the way he throws his punches in bunches, he doesn't sit down as much. We've known each other since we were about 17 years old." Thurman pretty much knows what to expect from Porter. “We do know each other very well.” Thurman said, “It has been a little while since we’ve seen each other. And we’ve never seen each other under the bright lights. You know, fight night is a different kind of night.

    I expect to see the Shawn Porter I know. I also expect to maybe see something that I’ve maybe not quite seen before.”

    The long layoff could be an issue for both fighters but Thurman said they are both well prepared for this bout. “You know, me and Shawn both could have probably put another performance in. But we’re happy to be making, instead of just a normal performance, putting on a great performance, even if we both had to wait for it.” Thurman said, “We’re both really getting what we wanted out of this fight. It was worth the wait. I’ve had ups and downs. I’ve had injuries several times throughout my career. My biggest layoff was about 14 months. So it is what it is. It’s nothing to really complain about. We both feel good.”

    Fight Notes

    This will be the first fight on CBS since Muhammad Ali fought Leon Spinks in 1978. “I’m excited to be on CBS and for it to be on primetime and to be a part of history.” Porter said, “I’m humbled to be the first fighter on CBS since a Muhammad Ali fight. That’s awesome.”

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    Boxing Picks

    When the odds on the rounds come out I will take this fight under the total.

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