October 3rd, 2018: By Wilson Urena
The World Boxing Council (WBC) has come down with the hammer today, they have ordered several fights. One of those bouts ordered is actually not a surprise at all. They have ordered that WBC welterweight titlist Shawn Porter face Keith Thurman, as soon as Thurman is ready for action.
Thurman has been out of action since March of 2017 due to an elbow injury. Setbacks while rehabbing his elbow have kept Thurman from returning to the ring. He was initially supposed to return earlier in the year and has now been rumored to be returning in December. Due to the fact that he has been unable to return Thurman vacated his WBC title, with a promise that he will get a shot at the title when he’s ready to return.
The WBC then ordered Porter to face Danny Garcia for the vacant title. Porter defeated Garcia by unanimous decision in early September. In a highly entertaining bout where both men left their all in the ring, in the end it was Porter getting the nod from the judges.
Thurman is expected to have a tune-up bout before facing Porter and if everything goes well should be facing Porter sometime in 2019. The biggest question is when will Keith Thurman return?
He has been linked to returning in the undercard of the heavyweight showdown between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. However, nothing is set in stone as of yet and Thurman has been rumored on a return several times this year. Hopefully we will see Thurman in action before the year ends.
FightZoneNews.com will monitor the situation and have an update as soon as one becomes available