Although they might not be household names, the Keith Thurman vs Shawn Porter fight is highly anticipated by hardcore boxing fans. So, of course we will share our prediction and a breakdown of the betting odds.
Keith Thurman is the (-225) favorite while Shawn Porter is the (+175) underdog according to Bovada boxing.
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Shawn Porter certainly earned another title shot after beating Adrien Broner is a mostly one-sided fight. But, he finds himself the underdog against the WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman.
Porter has thrived in the past by either overpowering his opponent, or outworking them. But, Porter has struggled against cerebral fighters, as evidenced by his fight with Kell Brook, who was able to neutralize his blitz-like attack.
It is the come-forward style of Porter that will play right into the hands of Keith Thurman in this fight. Thurman has the skills to time Porter as he is trying to get on the inside and the footwork to escape danger.
Look for Keith Thurman to win this fight rather easily by unanimous decision, or even by knockout. Porter showed that he had trouble with Broner's hand speed when was caught by a lead left hook that is very similar to Keith Thurman.
Prediction: Bet on Keith Thurman at (-225) odds