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This weekend all eyes are on the welterweight division. Keith “One Time” Thurman (26-0, 22 KOs) and “Showtime” Shawn Porter (26-1-1, 16 KOs) will face each other on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. For those who thought the welterweight division was cooling off, Thurman and Porter are about to heat it up.
Here’s what to expect: Thurman is a gnarly puncher with refined technical skill. Porter is a savage beast that cannot be contained. Mostly like Thurman is going to want to throw some devastating blow while boxing cleanly on the outside. Porter is going to want to get his hands all the way dirty.
Thurman vs. Porter is definitely a fight you don’t want to miss. This is one of the best match ups the division has seen in some time.
Let’s break down the fighters’ profiles, strengths and weaknesses to see which man gets the edge.
Merissa Dyer is a certified personal trainer who began boxing at age 17. Boxing originally attracted Merissa’s interest because of its next-level conditioning that could challenge her body and mind. She especially hopes to be a fearless example to women and encourage their participation in the sport.