Category Archives: CBS Boxing

Keith Thurman wins a close decision over Shawn Porter in a Barclays Center “instant classic”

For once, a great fight delivers action as advertised. On June 25, 2016, an estimated 3.1 million viewers tuned into CBS in prime time to watch Florida’s Keith Thurman Jr take a narrow 12 round decision victory over a determined “Showtime” Shawn Porter of Akron, Ohio.

Labels of “instant classic”, “2016 Fight of the Year” and “robbery” are being hurled around to describe “One Time” Thurman’s close unanimous decision win. All three judges scored the fight 115-113.

The CBS network is issuing an immediate rebroadcast of Saturday night’s Welterweight title fight.  

What did you think of the fight and can you see an immediate rematch taking place?

— with Keith “One Time” Thurman, Keith Thurman Jr and Shawn Porter.