Errol Spence defeated Sean Porter
The main fight of the boxing evening in Los Angeles has ended, in which two world welterweight champions Sean Porter and Errol Spence Jr. entered the ring. Once again, thanks to Al Haymon and Premier Boxing Champions, boxing fans got a bright and spectacular duel between two boxers in the prime of life, which, without a doubt, will remain in the history of boxing.
Before the fight, many had doubts about the physical form of Shawn Porter, who barely defended his title in the last fight against Yordenis Ugas, however, with the starting gong, these fears were gone. Sean was his old self, actively burst into close range with a blow, clung to Spence, did not allow himself to be pressed against the ropes for a long time, threw a lot of punches. In the early rounds of this fight, Errol was a little embarrassed by the activity of his counterpart and missed a lot of extra hits, but as the fight progressed, Porter began to get a little tired and lose his pace. Spence took his rounds due to measured work on the body and head.
However, before the championship rounds, the fight was extremely equal. In many ways, his outcome was decided by an exact hit from Spence in the 11th round. In one of the exchanges, he landed a left hook to the jaw and Shawn Porter was knocked down. In an attempt to recoup, he went forward, but could not achieve the same success.
After 12 rounds, the opinion of the judges was divided. One of them gave the victory to Sean Porter, the other two – to Errol Spence, who adds the title of the World Boxing Council to his collection of championship belts.
Errol Spence: Porter will change his style against me
IBF welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. believes that Yordenis Ugas did not do enough to win against Shawn Porter.
“I think that fight was good. I think that Ugas, if he had shown a little more activity, could have won. It seems to me that Porter’s plan for the fight was so-so. He is not an academic boxer. I believe that he was forced to fight in such a manner that almost led to defeat.
I’m sure Sean will change his style against me. He will have to act aggressively, Porter has no other choice. I mean, if he decides to work on the counterattack, then it is unlikely that it will end well for him. However, I’m used to fighting guys who come forward, throw a lot of punches and try to overpower me. So I will just work on my strengths if Porter wants to box. I’ll be ready for whatever he comes up with,” Spence said.
Errol Spence Jr
(born March 3, 1990) is an American professional boxer who is the unified welterweight champion, holding the IBF since 2017 and the WBC title since 2019. In the amateur featherweight division, he has won three consecutive United States National Championships and represented the United States at the Olympic Games. games in 2012, where he reached the quarterfinals. In 2015, Spence was named ESPN’s Prospect of the Year.
As of December 2019, Spence is ranked the third best active boxer in the world, pound-for-pound, by BoxRec, sixth by Ring Magazine and ninth by the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board (TBRB). He is also ranked the world’s best active light heavyweight by the Ring TBRB and second by BoxRec. He has a knockout to victory ratio of 80.8%.