Shawn Porter Announces Retirement, Says He’s Fought Everyone At The Top
Shawn Porter is hanging his boxing gloves.
The news follows his TKO defeat to WBO welterweight world champion Terence Crawford, who stopped Porter in the 10th round. Crawford is the first boxer in Porter’s nine-year career to score a TKO/KO over him.
“I took too many shots clean, and that’s not the Porter way,” Porter said at the post-fight press conference.
“I was prepared to announce my retirement tonight, win, lose or draw,” Porter continued. “Even if it was a draw, they were telling us the date we would have to do it again. I was not going to do it again. I’m announcing my retirement right now.”
Porter’s dad, Kenny, stopped the fight Saturday night after his son was knocked down for the second time.
In the post-fight press conference, Kenny said he threw in the towel because Porter did not properly prepare for the fight. He said Porter couldn’t defend himself.
The 34-year-old former IBF and WBC welterweight world champion said he didn’t want to become a gatekeeper and fight into his 40s. He added that there were talks of retiring at 30.
He walks away with an impressive resume, including going against the division’s toughest like Errol Spence Jr., Keith Thurman, Adrien Broner, Kell Brook and Danny Garcia – to name a few. He lost to Spence and Thurman.
“After you’ve fought everyone at the top, what more do you do?” he said.
Shawn Porter: After you’ve fought everyone at the top, what more do you do?
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Porter gave respects to Crawford and could only describe him with one word – different.