Thurman vs. Porter WBA Boxing Welterweight Odds Preview

Posted by Aaron . on June 24, 2016 in

In a huge primetime boxing match on Saturday, Keith Thurman will take on Shawn Porter in the WBA Boxing Welterweight title. This is a CBS primetime event that will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. These two fighters are two of the best welterweight fighters this sport has ever seen. Thurman comes into the event with a 26-0 record, and has 22 knockouts in his career. He is currently ranked third in his weight class. Porter has a 26-1-1 record, and has 16 KO’s. He is ranked fourth in the rankings, and has already won a welterweight belt. To keep up with the boxing betting lines for this match up make sure to check out

Lets Take A Look at the Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter WBA Boxing Welterweight Expert Pick

Why Bet on Thurman

Thurman is an interesting fighter who continues to improve. He had his HBO debut in July of 2012 where he beat Orlando Lora in the sixth round. He likes to talk, but is not known as a trash talker in the ring. Thurman is an old fashioned fighter, and considers himself a throwback. Inside the ring, Thurman is a monster puncher and has a great deal of power. Thurman has always been known as a very great competitive. Look for him to be in the best shape of his life, and move well. Thurman is going to be sure to land the big blows when the opportunity arises.

Why Bet on Porter

On the other side, many around the sport has wondered just how good Shawn Porter is at fighting. Back in 2012, Porter had his only draw of his career, against Julio Diaz. Diaz is a fighter that Porter should not have had any issues with. Since that fight, he has improved, including a whipping of Phil LoGreco. His lone loss came to Kell Brook. Brook and Porter had a great fight that many called one of the best. Porter seems to be a little bit quicker than a lot of his opponents, which should make this fight with Thurman an incredible one. Something will have to give in Brooklyn.

My Expert Pick & Prediction

This is going to be an incredible fight. There is no doubt why this is a match that the boxing world has been looking forward to for some time. Look for both guys to get plenty of good looks at the other. This will go the distance, but in the end, Thurman has a little more in the tank than Porter. In the WBA Boxing Welterweight title, our expert pick for Saturday January 25th is Keith Thurman -175 over Shawn Porter. It should be a great fight, so be sure to enjoy it, and best of luck!