Shawn Porter
Shawn Porter

Shawn Porter

“Showtime”

RECORD

26 - 2 - 1

KOs

16

Weight 147 lbs (66.82 kg)

Age 28

Home Las Vegas, Nevada,

Complete Stats

Relentless in the ring, high-energy former 147-pound world champion "Showtime” Shawn Porter brings the heat with an intensely physical style. Read Bio

Blessed to have the ability to do what I do. Even more blessed to reach and inspire others.

Last Fight

loss vs Keith Thurman

Jun 25, 2016 / Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Porter pressured the champion throughout the 147-pound world title bout, but was edged in a unanimous decision.

Latest News

Latest
Keith Thurman and Shawn Portervideo
Jun 30, 2016 / Thurman vs Porter, Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter

Thurman ponders what’s next after triumph over Porter

Keith Thurman is plotting his next move in the wake of Saturday’s hard-fought victory over former champion Shawn Porter at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Keith Thurman and Shawn Portervideo
Jun 25, 2016 / Thurman vs Porter, Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter

Thurman outlasts Porter, holds on to 147-pound title in fist-flying classic

For several years, hard-core boxing fans waited for Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter to square off to see who would prevail in a battle between 147-pound warriors and longtime friends. Those fans got their wish Saturday night, and they got an answer—barely.

Keith Thurman and Shawn Portervideo
Jun 24, 2016 / Thurman vs Porter, Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter

It’s Time: Thurman and Porter ready to rumble in 147-pound title bout

Keith Thurman’s punching power is born out in this most basic of statistics: Only four of the 26 opponents he’s faced have made it to the finish line.

Fights

Fights

LOSS vs Keith Thurman

Jun 25, 2016 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Keith Thurman WINS against Shawn Porter by UD in Round 12 of 12

WIN vs Adrien Broner 25-1-1

Jun 20, 2015 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas

Adrien Broner LOSES to Shawn Porter by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Erick Bone

Mar 13, 2015 Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California

Shawn Porter WINS against Erick Bone by KO in Round 5 of 12

Loss vs Kell Brook 32-0-0

Aug 16, 2014 StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA

Shawn Porter LOSES to Kell Brook by MD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Paul Malignaggi 23-0-1

Apr 19, 2014 DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Paul Malignaggi by TKO in Round 4 of 12

WIN vs Devon Alexander 22-0-1

Dec 07, 2013 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Devon Alexander LOSES to Shawn Porter by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Julio Diaz 40-8-1

Sep 12, 2013 MGM Grand, MGM Conference Center, Premier Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Julio Diaz by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Phil Lo Greco 25-0-0

May 18, 2013 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Phil Lo Greco by UD in Round 10 of 10

Draw vs Julio Diaz 40-7-0

Dec 15, 2012 Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA

Shawn Porter DRAWS with Julio Diaz by SD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Alfonso Gomez 23-5-2

Jul 28, 2012 HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Alfonso Gomez by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Patrick Thompson 18-17-1

Apr 28, 2012 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Patrick Thompson by TKO in Round 6 of 8

Win vs Anges Adjaho 25-4-0

Feb 18, 2011 Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury, Maryland, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Anges Adjaho by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Hector Munoz 18-3-1

Oct 15, 2010 Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Hector Munoz by TKO in Round 9 of 10

Win vs Ray Robinson 11-1-0

Jul 16, 2010 DeSoto Civic Center, Southaven, Mississippi, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Ray Robinson by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Robert Kliewer 10-10-2

May 22, 2010 Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Robert Kliewer by TKO in Round 5 of 8

Win vs Raul Pinzon 17-4-0

Apr 16, 2010 Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury, Maryland, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Raul Pinzon by KO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Russell Jordan 15-6-0

Feb 19, 2010 Wolstein Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Russell Jordan by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Jamar Patterson 8-0-0

Dec 18, 2009 Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Jamar Patterson by TKO in Round 4 of 8

Win vs Jerome Ellis 12-9-2

Nov 21, 2009 Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Jerome Ellis by RTD in Round 4 of 8

Win vs Lamar Harris 6-2-1

Aug 29, 2009 Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Lamar Harris by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Brandon Wooten 6-13-1

Jun 19, 2009 Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury, Maryland, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Brandon Wooten by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Sammy Sparkman 21-18-1

Apr 25, 2009 Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Sammy Sparkman by DQ in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Eloy Suarez 10-4-0

Apr 03, 2009 Pepsi Pavilion, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Eloy Suarez by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Abdias Castillo 12-22-1

Mar 14, 2009 Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Abdias Castillo by TKO in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Cory Jones 4-3-0

Feb 06, 2009 Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury, Maryland, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Cory Jones by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Tommy Stepp 0-0-0

Jan 24, 2009 Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Tommy Stepp by KO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Phillip Hammac 4-22-0

Nov 22, 2008 Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Phillip Hammac by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Toris Smith 2-28-0

Nov 01, 2008 West Junior High School, West Memphis, Arkansas, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Toris Smith by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Norman Johnson 1-2-0

Oct 03, 2008 Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury, Maryland, USA

Shawn Porter WINS against Norman Johnson by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Stats

Shawn Porter “Showtime”

  • WINS 26
  • LOSSES 2
  • DRAWS 1
  • KOs 16

Weight 147 lbs (66.82 kg)

Height 5'7" (1.7 m)

Reach 69½" (177 cm)

  • Born

    October 27, 1987
  • Age

    28
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Akron, OH
  • Trains in

    Las Vegas, NV
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    174
  • KO Percentage

    55%
  • Boxing Hero

    Marvin Hagler

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Bio

Bio

Expect unrelenting intensity and nonstop physical fireworks when 147-pounder Shawn Porter climbs into the ring. Trained by his father, Porter compiled 276 wins as a standout amateur before becoming a world champion as a professional.

#TBT 10 yrs old. Silver Gloves Regional Champ. #MiniShowtime #GunShow

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From the field to the ring

Porter looks like a football player. The broad, thick shoulders, that beefy torso, those piston-like legs that are always propelling him forward as if he was driving himself into a tackling sled.

It’s as if he was born to shed blockers. In fact, Porter was an all-conference high school football standout in his native Akron, Ohio.

This may seem like trivia considering that Porter has since become a star boxer. And then you see him fight.

The way he charges around the ring, swarming his opponent with an all-out physical assault, suggests that Porter’s gridiron background served as an incubator for the athlete that has emerged today.

Shawn Porter fighting as an amateur
Shawn Porter fights James DeGale during the England vs. USA amateur competition in London on November 30, 2007.

A celebrated amateur

Under his father’s tutelage, Porter compiled an incredible amateur record of 276-14, besting such notable future pros as Danny Jacobs, Edwin Rodriguez and Demetrius Andrade.

Porter won the World Golden Gloves championship in 2007, but he came up just short of qualifying for the 2008 U.S. Olympic team.

He turned pro soon after that, and made his debut with a first-round technical knockout of Norman Johnson in Salisbury, Maryland, in October 2008.

As he rose through the ranks, Porter became a reflection of his no-nonsense dad.

“Iron sharpens iron,” Kenny Porter said of training his son in an interview with the Los Angeles Times in 2014. “He is like me: unstoppable."

Shawn Porter fighting Devon Alexander
Shawn Porter punches Devon Alexander during their 147-pound title fight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on December 7, 2013.

From sparring partner to champion

As a rising pro, Porter sparred with Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines in 2010 and 2011, gaining experiencing and honing his style, which is a mix of explosive movement, relentless punching and technical prowess.

"I'm quick, fast, have good defense and I never rest," Porter told the Los Angeles Times.

This skill set was on display when the unbeaten Porter fought 147-pound champ Devon Alexander in Brooklyn, New York, in December 2013.

Porter’s nonstop pressure helped him maintain control of the fight, and he took the title in a 12-round unanimous decision.

Shawn Porter and Paulie Malignaggi
Shawn Porter comes inside to land a punch against Paulie Malignaggi during their 147-pound title fight in Washington, D.C., on April 19, 2014.

Victory over Malignaggi

The following April, Porter took on one of the sport’s craftiest fighters and best counter punchers, former two-division champ Paulie Malignaggi.

Despite his skill at moving around the ring and picking off punches before returning fire, Malignaggi couldn’t withstand the Akron native’s attack, and Porter gained a fourth-round TKO to successfully defend his title.

Shawn Porter and Kell Brook
Shawn Porter battles with Kell Brook during their 147-pound title fight in Carson, California, on August 16, 2014.

Overcoming defeat

In August 2014, Porter suffered his first loss at the hands of British fighter Kell Brook, who was awarded a 12-round majority decision in Carson, California, to take the world title.

Porter has dealt with disappointment before, namely a 10-round split-decision draw with Julio Diaz in 2012, which he avenged with a win against Diaz the following year.

“You have to go through things and learn things about yourself,” Porter told the Los Angeles Times in July 2014.

“I’ve learned I have what it takes to be at this level now. I always knew it, but getting through fights when you get cut, getting through long fights where guys just don’t quit for 12 rounds, now you really know it.”

Shawn Porter and Erick Bone
Shawn Porter scores with a left hand during his win over Erick Bone on March 13, 2015.

Battering Bone in his PBC debut

Porter was scheduled to fight Roberto Garcia on March 13, 2015, in the first Premier Boxing Champions card to air on Spike TV, but Garcia was hospitalized with an illness the day before the fight.

Erick Bone replaced Garcia as Porter's opponent, and had to fly cross-country for the bout at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.

Porter floored Bone with a body shot in the fifth round before finishing him off moments later with a left hook to gain the first knockout in PBC history.

Shawn Porter and Adrien Broner
Shawn Porter unleashes on Adrien Broner during their fight in Las Vegas on June 20, 2015. (Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions)

Powering past Broner

Porter took on Cincinnati native Adrien Broner in a 144-pound catchweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on June 20, 2015, in a fight dubbed the "Battle for Ohio” and broadcast live in prime time on NBC.

Porter immediately imposed his will on Broner, knocking him into the ropes in the first and second rounds as Broner continually tried to tie up Porter.

Porter picked up the pace in the fourth round as he hammered Broner with left hooks to the head and body.

Broner was warned numerous times in the right for holding, and referee Tony Weeks finally deducted a point from him in the 11th round.

Porter let down his guard momentarily in the 12th round and was knocked to the canvas by Broner.

It wasn't enough to affect the outcome, though, as Porter won a unanimous decision.

You have to go through things and learn things about yourself.