News | Jun 17 2016

Keith Thurman aims to step out of Floyd Mayweather’s shadow

Keith Thurman thinks it will take some time for a new 'king' to establish himself at welterweight
Keith Thurman vs Danny Garcia
Keith Thurman  |  Amanda Westcott/Showtime

KEITH THURMAN hopes to rule the welterweight division like Floyd Mayweather once did, and feels a win over Shawn Porter on June 25 will serve as a step in the right direction.

The unbeaten 27-year-old defends his WBA world title against Porter in a highly-anticipated clash at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Mayweather, who retired last year, was the undisputed pound for pound leader and dominated the welterweight class for years, and Thurman hopes to emulate those achievements.