Shawn Porter wasn't going to be denied what he has so badly wanted since June: a rematch with unbeaten 147-pound world champion Keith Thurman.
Andre Berto and Shawn Porter watched as Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia competed for a pair of 147-pound world titles in March, both longing for an opportunity to once again regain their footing atop the division.
This week in PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy spotlights Saturday night’s fight card on Showtime, previews heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder’s appearance on the season finale of MTV’s “Wild ’N Out” and rewinds one year to a punishing knockout by 147-pound title challenger Errol Spence Jr.
The frequent conversations between Shawn Porter and Pastor Randall Cunningham rarely revolve around their athletic careers.
In what’s shaping up to be a huge year for the 147-pound division, perhaps none of the fighters in the weight class’s upper echelon have a better perspective on both the highs and lows of the fight game than former two-time champion Andre Berto.
If it were up to the fans at Barclays Center last year, Shawn Porter might be sitting atop the 147-pound division right now.
Like all professional boxers, Andre Berto has been up close and personal with visions that would make the average person go weak in the knees. In his last bout, just the sight of Victor Ortiz’s bloodied face after an accidental first-round headbutt would have sent many people reaching for the smelling salts.
This week in a special Facebook Live edition of PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy visits Shawn Porter at his training camp in Las Vegas to discuss his upcoming 147-pound title unification bout against Andre Berto.