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Now that "Showtime" Shawn Porter is a two-time welterweight world champion following his September 8th victory over Danny Garcia, there are only two names on his radar: Errol Spence Jr. and Keith Thurman.
Champions Shawn Porter, Errol Spence Jr. and Keith Thurman, former titleholders Andre Berto, Adrien Broner, Luis Collazo and Danny Garcia, top 147-pound contenders Jamal James and Yordenis Ugas and unified lightweight champion Mikey Garcia all discuss their eagerness to face one another for welterweight glory.
Shawn Porter Fights
WIN vs Danny Garcia 29-2-1
Sep 08, 2018 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Danny GarciaDD LOSES to Shawn PorterSS by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Adrian Granados
Nov 04, 2017 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Shawn PorterSS WINS against Adrian GranadosAA by UD in Round 12 of 12
WIN vs Andre Berto
Apr 22, 2017 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Andre BertoAA LOSES to Shawn PorterSS by TKO in Round 9 of 12
LOSS vs Keith Thurman
Jun 25, 2016 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Keith ThurmanKK WINS against Shawn PorterSS by UD in Round 12 of 12
WIN vs Adrien Broner 25-1-1
Jun 20, 2015 • MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Adrien BronerAA LOSES to Shawn PorterSS by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Erick Bone
Mar 13, 2015 • Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California
Shawn PorterSS WINS against Erick BoneEE by KO in Round 5 of 12
Loss vs Kell Brook 32-0-0
Aug 16, 2014 • StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA
Shawn PorterSS LOSES to Kell BrookKK 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 PorterSS WINS against Paul MalignaggiPP by TKO in Round 4 of 12
WIN vs Devon Alexander 22-0-1
Dec 07, 2013 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Devon AlexanderDD LOSES to Shawn PorterSS 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 PorterSS WINS against Julio DiazJJ 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 PorterSS WINS against Phil Lo GrecoPP by UD in Round 10 of 10
Draw vs Julio Diaz 40-7-0
Dec 15, 2012 • Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA
Shawn PorterSS DRAWS with Julio DiazJJ by SD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Alfonso Gomez 23-5-2
Jul 28, 2012 • HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, USA
Shawn PorterSS WINS against Alfonso GomezAA 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 PorterSS WINS against Patrick ThompsonPP by TKO in Round 6 of 8
Win vs Anges Adjaho 25-4-0
Feb 18, 2011 • Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury, Maryland, USA
Shawn PorterSS WINS against Anges AdjahoAA by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Hector Munoz 18-3-1
Oct 15, 2010 • Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma, USA
Shawn PorterSS WINS against Hector MunozHH by TKO in Round 9 of 10
Win vs Ray Robinson 11-1-0
Jul 16, 2010 • DeSoto Civic Center, Southaven, Mississippi, USA
Shawn PorterSS WINS against Ray RobinsonRR 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 PorterSS WINS against Robert KliewerRR by TKO in Round 5 of 8
Win vs Raul Pinzon 17-4-0
Apr 16, 2010 • Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury, Maryland, USA
Shawn PorterSS WINS against Raul PinzonRR by KO in Round 1 of 8
Win vs Russell Jordan 15-6-0
Feb 19, 2010 • Wolstein Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Shawn PorterSS WINS against Russell JordanRR by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Jamar Patterson 8-0-0
Dec 18, 2009 • Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA
Shawn PorterSS WINS against Jamar PattersonJJ 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 PorterSS WINS against Jerome EllisJJ 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 PorterSS WINS against Lamar HarrisLL by TKO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Brandon Wooten 6-13-1
Jun 19, 2009 • Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury, Maryland, USA
Shawn PorterSS WINS against Brandon WootenBB 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 PorterSS WINS against Sammy SparkmanSS by DQ in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Eloy Suarez 10-4-0
Apr 03, 2009 • Pepsi Pavilion, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Shawn PorterSS WINS against Eloy SuarezEE 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 PorterSS WINS against Abdias CastilloAA by TKO in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Cory Jones 4-3-0
Feb 06, 2009 • Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury, Maryland, USA
Shawn PorterSS WINS against Cory JonesCC 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 PorterSS WINS against Tommy SteppTT 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 PorterSS WINS against Phillip HammacPP 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 PorterSS WINS against Toris SmithTT by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Norman Johnson 1-2-0
Oct 03, 2008 • Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury, Maryland, USA
Shawn PorterSS WINS against Norman JohnsonNN by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Shawn Porter 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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
DEALING WITH DEFEAT
It was a fight that lived up its billing—and then some—when Porter took on Keith Thurman at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, on June 25, 2016 on a Premier Boxing Champions show viewed nationally in primetime on CBS. Many debated the winner, since Porter started strong and appeared to win the opening three rounds.
Thurman, however, increased his work rate and won the last three. All three judges had it in favor of Thurman by identical 115-113 scores. Porter’s fight with Thurman drew 12,718, then the second-highest total to see a fight since Barclays opened in 2012. The CBS telecast averaged 3.1 million viewers, making it the most watched bout up until then in 2016.
BACK IN THE WIN COLUMN
Porter tallied his first stoppage in almost two years when he vanquished rugged veteran Andre Berto at 1:31 of the ninth round on April 22, 2017 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, in a Premier Boxing Champions card on Showtime.
Porter survived a head butt in the second, which opened a cut. Still, Porter tagged Berto with a right that dropped him to the canvas for a second-round knockdown. Berto valiantly regrouped and hung around for seven more rounds before Porter increased the pressure.
A Porter right forced Berto to stumble into the ropes and was considered the first of two ninth-round knockdowns. Unsteady, Berto could not fend off another right, which spelled the end for Berto at 1:31 of the ninth.
“You have to go through things and learn things about yourself.”