Porter Wants Spence, May Get Ugas
Both Shawn Porter and Errol Spence Jr. want to fight the other in their next fight, but politics stand in the way.
Even though Porter and Spence agreed following Porter’s win over Danny Garcia that they want to square off with one another next, Porter may be called by the WBC to fight mandatory challenger Yordenis Ugas, Ugas earned the title shot on the Porter-Garcia undercard when he defeated Argentina’s Cesar Barrionuevo by unanimous decision.
While Spence is not beholden to make a mandatory defense, if Porter faces Ugas, the Dallas native may end up facing Mikey Garcia in early 2019, possibly on Pay-Per-View.
“I know how this thing works,” Porter said. “I know that Errol Spence got in the ring and said he wanted to fight me in front of the world, and I politely accepted that challenge. Not only because he stepped in the ring and said it, but because that’s what I really want. I think that I’ve been in the ring with Keith [Thurman], I just beat Danny. I think Errol’s the next guy for me. That part that you all hate, that I didn’t say in the ring because I know better than that, is that there’s gonna be some business that needs to play out.
“But I assure you, I assure you it won’t be because of Errol Spence if this fight is not next for me and it will not be because of me if my next fight is not against Errol Spence. So I think at this point, man, we’ve just gotta be patient and make sure that’s what everybody wants. And that’s the way it goes. I know the WBC has some things in mind for me and we’ll see what happens.”
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