Shawn Porter Stays on Track for Rematch against Keith Thurman
Former world champion survived hand injury, and a game Adrian Granados Saturday night in an elimination match that secures his spot as a top challenger in the 147-pound division.
Shawn Porter’s fortitude coupled with some tough love from his hard-nosed father and trainer, Kenny, kept the former champion from succumbing to excruciating pain from a broken left hand during a unanimous decision victory over Adrian Granados at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday night.
“Showtime” Porter (28-2-1, 17 KOs) overcame a possible broken hand that he suffered in the sixth round of the 12-round, 147-pound match, and a game Granados (18-6-2, 12 KOs) to win by scores of 117-111 on all three cards. The victory came in a title eliminator that kept alive his dreams of a rematch with champion Keith Thurman (28-0, 22 KOs).