Spence Promises to Finish Porter
Shawn Porter has never been stopped in his career, and his heart is often regarded as one of his best attributes, but that doesn’t matter to Errol Spence Jr. heading into their title unification bout.
Spence has eaten some criticism for not being able to put away Mikey Garcia in his last fight despite his dominance in the fight. He feels this time around, he’ll put on such a strong performance that Porter will either quit or his corner or the referee will be forced to intervene.
“I know he’s a tough fighter, he’s gonna come to fight,” Spence said following the weigh-ins on Friday. “But like I said, I’m gonna break his will and I’m gonna be the first person to stop Shawn Porter.”
Porter, who is in his second reign as a welterweight world champion, has only not come out victorious in three fights: a draw with Julio Diaz, a loss to Kell Brook and a loss to Keith Thurman. The Brook fight was a decision that lost him the IBF welterweight title currently held by Spence, while the loss to Thurman was a narrow decision in a WBA title bout.
Porter has beaten five former world champions, in addition to his fights with Thurman and Brook, while Spence bested Brook for the IBF title in addition to his wide-margin win over Garcia.
Despite his confidence in a KO/TKO, and being the odds-on favorite, Spence feels Porter’s resume and durability means he and Porter will put on some fireworks for fans.
“He’s a fighter, he’s a champion, just like me, and we’re gonna get it on,” Spence said. “I’ve been wanting the WBC belt for a long time, and now he’s gonna hand it over to me come Saturday night. Or I’m gonna take it off of him.
“He’s gonna come ready for the fight and I’m gonna come ready for the fight. Listen, y’all are in for a treat. Him and I, best of the best, about to get in the ring and do it. He’s got all the tools, I got all the tools. My tools better than his? His tools better than mine? Y’all about to find out. Great fight.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene