Porter Eyes Unification, Not Ugas For Next Fight
Shawn Porter is looking to put his 12-round controversial victory over Yordenis Ugas behind him.
While the split-decision victory was bitter to swallow, the WBC welterweight champion is glad to have his title and plans to focus on the task of unifying the welterweight division.
“Honestly, I’ve respected him for a long time,” Porter said of Ugas following their fight on Saturday night. “I respect his manager Luis DeCubas and his entire team. I hope he doesn’t give up, I’d like to see him go in another direction and grab another title.”
When asking what’s next, Porter laid out who he wants to stand across from.
“Errol Spence, Manny Pacquiao or Keith Thurman. No particular order, all three are who I want. My goal from here on out is to win every fight and every title.”
Terence Crawford, who fights under the Top Rank banner has not been called out by Porter to fight, yet. The WBC champion’s reasons for not calling the Nebraska native extend past politics.
“Myself and Terence Crawford, if that fight is going to be made it’s because Terence and myself want it made,” Porter explains. “I’m not calling him out, I respect him. I’m definitely not afraid of him.
“But I do feel he’s one of the most overlooked in the welterweight division and one of the best fighters in the world. Again, if we fight, it’s because him and I decided to fight. Nobody is going to force us to fight.”