Shawn Porter will be taking on Keith Thurman for the vacated WBA walterweight title on 12 march 2016 at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, USA. After Floyd Mayweather retirement both of his WBA and WBC belts were up for grabs and Danny Garcia won the WBC belt beating Roberto Guerrero while Kieth Thurman or Porter can win the WBA belt. Mayweather’s retirement has finally set the walterweight division alive with some exciting match ups back and forth. We take a look at Shawn Porto vs Keith Thurman fight schedule and what channels will be broadcasting the fight.
Porto vs Thurman TV Coverage & Schedule: the fight is set to take place on Saturday, 12 March 2016 in Connecticut, USA and it will be broadcasted live on free-to-air channel CBS (Parent company of Showtime). Both fighters have fought under the Premier Championship Boxing “PBC” before but this fight won’t have any PBC branding instead it will be promoted as the Showtime Championship Boxing on CBS. Its a great matchup and since it will be on free-to-air channel CBS who will be broadcasting live not only on TV but also free on mobile and through their official live streams on website which means alot more audience set to tune in.
|FIGHT DATE||Saturday, 12 March 2016|
|COVERAGE STARTS||8:30 p.m. ET / 05:30 p.m. PT – 02:30 a.m. UK time|
|VENUE||Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, USA|
|BROADCASTING||CBS (free-to-air) channel will broadcast the fight live in USA as “Showtime Championship Boxing” banner. BoxNation to broadcast in UK|
|UNDERCARDS||Since its a free to air card in US there won’t be any major undercard apart from local talent|
|TICKETS||Tickets available at ticketmaster.com priced at $300, $150, $75.|
With WBA walterweight title on the line and boxing fans won’t have to pay to watch this fight ultimately resulting in more coverage across USA puts alot at stake for both fighters. A win here for either one of these two will elevate them for bigger fights in the future with the likes of Amir Khan, Danny Garcia, Kell Brook waiting in wings.
We will be posting all the details leading up to the big night for Keith “one time” Thurman and Shown Porter from now to the day of the fight. So tune in to here for all the latest boxing news and new fight announcements.