- Shawn Porter gained a KO at 2:30 in the fifth round.
- Shawn Porter shook off his first career loss in impressive fashion.
- Porter became the first man to notch a knockout in Premier Boxing Champions history.
Shawn Porter won a fifth-round knockout over Ecuadorian contender Erick Bone, who was a late replacement for scheduled opponent Roberto Garcia.
Erick Bone slipped in a few good shots against Shawn Porter, but the fifth round proved just how overmatched the last-minute replacement fighter was.
Porter caught Bone with a big right-hand body shot that stunned the Ecuadorian, opening him up for a right-left-right-left combination, all landing squarely to the head to finish Bone off at 2:30 of the fifth round.
Just prior to the knockout, Porter knocked Bone down and through the ropes with a straight right to the body. Bone got back up, but he was unable to truly recover.
It wasn’t all aggressiveness on Porter’s part: he showed impressive quickness in the ring, ducking under a huge right from Bone in the fourth in a slippery now-you-see-me-now-you-don’t flash.
“I don’t want to make it sound easy because it’s not, but we had a game plan and we stuck to it,” Porter said after the fight. “Mentally, it wasn’t hard. I just stayed to myself and listened to my corner.”
- Porter vs Bone