LAS VEGAS, NV – May 8, 2016 – “Showtime” Shawn Porter is hitting New York City next week in advance of his June 25 “SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS” fight presented by Premier Boxing Champions live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Porter will be fighting for the WBA Welterweight Championship against current titleholder Keith Thurman. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar defending his title against former three-division world champion Abner Mares.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, start at $42, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express

Porter is making the most of his New York City fight debut and getting closer to the community both in training and sharing his journey in the sport. He will be hosting two open workouts – including a celebrity sparring session with radio personality Charlamagne Tha God  - as well as speaking on his career in boxing during a St. John’s University TEAM FIRST symposium.

“I’m excited to come back to New York for a week and train and give back to the community,” said Porter. “I know that New Yorkers appreciate the sport of boxing and I cannot wait to fight in front of them.  Community means everything to me and I’m looking forward to getting to know my fans, colleagues and the community leaders that call this city home.”

Porter’s schedule is:

  • Monday: May 8, 2016

Bags Focus Mitt @ Gleason’s Gym (77 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201)

11am-1pm Workout, Free and open to the public

Limited capacity

  • Tuesday: May 9, 2016

Sparring @ Gleason’s Gym

Open only to credentialed media

  • Wednesday: May 10, 2016

Sparring with Charlamagne Tha God, 105.1; Nestor Gibbs, Tha Boxing Voice @ Gleason’s Gym

Time to be announced

Free and open to the public

Limited capacity

  • Thursday: May 11, 2016

Sparring @ Gleason’s Gym

4-5:30 p.m.

  • Friday: May 12, 2016

St. John’s University “Team First” College and Career Symposium


Carnesecca Arena


Tarik Turner Fox Sports


Professor Yvette Morgan PhD. St. John’s University

Former World Champion Boxer Shawn Porter

World Class Trainer and Father Kenny Porter

DJ Envy The Breakfast Club


Barclays Center's BROOKLYN BOXING™ programming platform is presented by AARP. PBC is sponsored by Corona, La Cerveza Mas Fina.

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