The fight between Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman may have been postponed, but for Porter, the show must go on.
On Saturday, March 12, 2016, Porter will host a 12-round exhibition match in his Las Vegas training facility, the Porter Hy-Performance Center, against veteran Lanardo Tyner. The fight will be broadcast live exclusively on the PBC Facebook page started at 7:30pm PT.
“When I found out about March 12 not happening because of what happened to Keith, I tried to move forward to fight someone else,” said Porter. “But given the level of that fight with Keith, there wasn't anything for me really. So my dad and I decided to do this exhibition. I'm not getting paid. This is 100 percent for anybody out there who loves to see me compete and perform. Lanardo Tyner is a veteran who has fought almost everybody and he'll provide good excitement. We won't be going through the motions. This is real.” – Shawn Porter