Spence Looking To Shut Porter/Father Up
On Wednesday inside the Wilshire Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles, IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. and WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter addressed the press, three days before their unification battle inside Staples Center in Los Angeles.
“I feel like all of my fights prepared me for this moment,” Spence said to reporters. “Porter is not like Mikey Garcia. They have different styles and different mentalities. But there are a lot of distractions fighting at home and I feel like I overcame that to lead me to this point.”
“He’s been talking a lot, his dad’s been talking a lot and I’m going to shut him up. They’re going to call me the “show-stopper’ after Saturday night.”
“It’s important to me to get the knockout, Spence summated. “It’s a goal of mine to stop him and I hope to get it done. If can’t get it done, then I’m just going to be comfortable with the victory. But you know I’m looking for the stoppage.”
“It’s the competitor in me to get at him any way I can,” Porter said of the DeSoto, Texas native. “Until that bell rings, we’ll do whatever we need to do to let him know we’re really here to fight him.”
“I’m aggressive and I’m strong and guys can’t handle it. There are things that happen in the ring and you just have to move with it. I’m always ready to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
“Being in the underdog position is literally where I come from,” the WBC champion said of Spence being the betting favorite heading into their Fox Pay-Per-View. “Northeast Ohio is always an underdog. Everybody works where I come from. We always do the best we can.
“The resume is for everyone else to compare and contrast. For me, it’s all about who’s in front of me. I believe I have the right recipe to be the person to get the job done Saturday. I have the style to challenge him physically and mentally.