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Thurman postpones Porter fight after car accident

Lingering effects of whiplash force Keith Thurman to postpone fight against Shawn Porter.

Lingering effects of whiplash force Keith Thurman to postpone fight against Shawn Porter.

It’s horribly unfortunate, both for fight fans and for Keith Thurman. The WBA welterweight champion suffered whiplash in a car accident last week and led to his March 12 fight against Shawn Porter to be postponed. Organizers tried to do everything they could to salvage the card that was slated to be on CBS, but without it’s big draw headliner they hoped to move it it to Showtime. However, a scheduling conflict left them no other choice but to cancel the entire card.

The co-main event between Abner Marez and Fernando Montiel will be rescheduled along with Thurman-Porter, while Gary Russell Jr. vs. Patrick Hyland and Edwin Rodriguez vs. Thomas Williams are looking for new dates entirely.

Thurman is said to be suffering from soreness and stiffness in his neck and shoulder after being hit hard by his airbags that deployed during the accident. His doctor recommended postponing the fight. There is no time table for a new fight date, but it should be expected to take too long considering Porter is still committed to fighting Thurman in their highly-anticipated clash instead of going off an trying to book a new spring opponent.

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