In a matchup that truly delivered, Keith Thurman edged Shawn Porter ever so slightly, with a unanimous decision of 115-113 across the board.
I saw the fight a draw and believed it could of gone to either man, but the decision was completely understandable and fair.
The fight reminded me of the classic slug fest between Oscar De La Hoya and Shane Mosely–two young, in their prime stars fighting almost dead even.
Thurman vs. Porter should be remembered as a classic.
For Keith Thurman, his star continues to rise. Without a doubt, he should be considered the best welterweight in the division. When you’re on top, your options are endless.
A title unification against the Kell Brook vs. Jessie Vargas winner would be matchmaking heaven, though I doubt that will happen anytime soon.
The best matchup in my opinion is a title-unification bout against Danny Garcia. This is a no brainer.
Both are represented by Al Haymon, so making the fighter should be a breeze. Both are in the prime of their career and have action-oriented styles.
Make it happen, Mr. Haymon.
Lastly, if all else fails, a rematch with Porter would be another attractive matchup. Calls for a rematch were immediate after the first fight, so why not do it again?
Keith Thurman has established himself as the No. 1 guy in his division. His pound-for-pound rankings should rise dramatically after earning the decision over Porter.
The sky is the limit for Keith “One Time” Thurman.
Who would you like to see Keith Thurman face next?