Shawn Porter had something to prove after his August loss to Kell Brook. Which explains why he fought like a bull running loose on the streets of Pamplona against late replacement Erick Bone on Friday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California, on the first Premier Boxing Champions card on Spike TV.
Porter was relentless, pushing Bone around the ring for four rounds to set up a devastating fifth.
Early in the round, Porter connected on a straight right to the body that put Bone on the mat, through the ropes and onto the apron. But the 26-year-old Ecuadorian, fighting at the last minute when scheduled opponent Roberto Garcia was hospitalized due to illness, got up off the canvas and back into the fight.
It didn’t last long.
Porter pounced on Bone, stunning him with a right to the body that seemed to leave Bone wide open for a furious combination that saw Porter land four heavy shots to the head, finishing Bone with a left at 2:30 of the fifth round.
“When he went down, I knew he was hurt,” Porter said. “You don’t go down (from a body shot) unless you’re hurt. From there, my dad [and trainer, Kenny Porter] was yelling ‘feints and set it up, feints and set it up.’ I was like ‘body, body, body.’ I knew what was going to get him out of there.”