Shawn Porter, while he’s a bit slower than Broner, fights faster.
(Photo credit: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions) By Yannis Mihanos: This Saturday night at the MGM Las Vegas Nevada an interesting match-up is taking place between two talented contenders in Adrien Broner (30-1) and Shawn Porter (25-1-1) in a fight at a catch-weight of 144 pounds.
However, Porter’s father fired back at Adrien Broner with his own accusations against how he is as a father. This fight with Broner is his first true test since the loss to Brook. His best work is done when he’s rushing in, but he’s very vulnerable to counters.
Shawn Porter did share the welterweight stage with Mayweather from December 2013 to August 2014, during which Porter won the IBF title from Devon Alexander (UD 12), defended it against Paulie Malignaggi (TKO 4) and lost it to a still-reigning Kell Brook (MD 12).
“With all the media here talking to him, it’s obvious that Adrien is doing something right”, Mayweather said at Thursday’s news conference. Sports. “I got off the canvas and turned the fight around”. He cannot sit flat-footed in the pocket and look good against Porter.
What is the toughest challenge Porter brings to the ring? If I was at round ten he would give me eleven and twelve or if I was at twelve he would give me thirteen, fourteen. It was a tiny longer than I’m used to – about eight weeks – and we had some great sparring partners. Porter fought at the 154-pound limit early in his career, but moved down to the welterweight division at the end of 2010. It’ll be hard to see them go at it – but this is boxing.
“This is going to be a good one”. But I really can box and punch and a lot of people really haven’t seen everything that Adrien Broner can do yet. “Porter cannot beat me, it’s not going to happen”.
Porter said he hasn’t prepared specifically for any Broner antics and instead has focused on getting physically ready and executing his plan.
If Porter is able to somehow maintain some semblance of his normal strength, his size and physicality will be too much for Broner and the ex- could possibly score a knockout. You know…just in case we forget. For a fighter unfortunate but it could show up in the fight. He’s a flashy fighter who relies on speed. It’s him and I. He did not have anything bad to say about you, usually he has a mental game he likes to play.
“I didn’t expect that from Porter”. Just watching and seeing the way he talks and the things he does.
“I’ve seen a few of Sammy’s fights”.
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Provided making the catchweight doesn’t cripple Porter-and his sullen commentary on the matter could be an indicator that it will-Broner should be tailor-made for him. My experience is better and it will show in the ring. Both men need this win badly.
Shawn Porter: “It’s always a must win situation for whoever you’re in the ring with”.
FanSided Daily brings you the hottest content on your favorite teams. In that fight, Broner clowned, and Maidana made him pay, Broner flopped on a phantom head-butt looking for a way out that didn’t come, and ultimately, Broner left the arena amidst a torrent of boos.
“Everyone calls my dad ‘Pops’ because he’s like a dad to everyone around me – my friends, fighters in the gym…everyone”. Beating Broner, a junior welterweight, and an unspectacular one at that, was an accomplishment until it happened. They are fighting as part of Premiere Boxing Champion’s return to NBC with a Saturday night June 20 fight. “My whole thing is this, and it’s something that my dad has always pressed upon me, is being professional at all times”.