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Shawn Porter: I want Keith Thurman as soon as possible

Shawn Porter (28-2-1, 17 KOs) won a tougher than expected 12 round unanimous decision victory over Adrian “El Tigre” Granados (18-6-2, 12 KOs) last Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Shawn Porter (28-2-1, 17 KOs) won a tougher than expected 12 round unanimous decision victory over Adrian “El Tigre” Granados (18-6-2, 12 KOs) last Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The scores were 117-111 x 3. Porter won the fight, but it was a very grueling fight with him getting tagged a lot. Near the end of the fight, Porter wore down like an old clock, getting pushed to the limit by the younger, more active 28-year-old Granados.

Porter, 30, now wants to face WBA/WBC welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman in a rematch.

“He gave me a little trouble here and there,” said Porter. “I hurt my left hand in the sixth round, but I kept using it. I had to use my jab. It took a toll on me and by the 10th round I just couldn’t throw it anymore. We’re going to rest for about a week and then get back to work,” said Porter. “We want Keith Thurman as soon as possible.”

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Porter lost to Thurman last year in June by a 12 round unanimous decision. Porter doesn’t appear to have gotten better since his loss to Thurman, so there’s going to be a problem for him when the two of them face each other again. It’s going to be a while before Porter gets the rematch with Thurman, because he still has to come back from his elbow injury.

“I thought that I was controlling the fight and keeping up with him the whole time,” said Granados. “He was just trying to use his normal tricks. I rocked him multiple times and he never had me in any trouble.”

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