Robert Garcia on whether the boxing world needs to see Floyd Mayweather vs. Shawn Porter

Has Shawn Porter earned the right for a fight with Floyd Mayweather? (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Shawn Porter was Shawn Porter on Saturday night.

Inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., the 27-year old came away with a big victory over Adrien Broner after 12 rough and awkward rounds. Porter simply showed himself to be too determined, conditioned, and poised throughout the match, capturing the verdict on all three scorecards by tallies of 118-108, 115-111, and 114-112.

But how dominant was Porter in shutting down his Ohio rival? Some feel the Akron native, now 26-1-1 with 16 knockouts, should be in line for the biggest of fights possible while others are unsure.

Shawn and his father and trainer Kenny Porter told Hustle Boss immediately after the fight that they have vested interest in a matchup with pound for pound king and five-division world titlist Floyd Mayweather, a fight that would surely represent their biggest assignment to date.

Catching up with esteemed trainer and former world champion Robert Garcia shortly after the match, he shared his thoughts about Porter’s latest triumph and whether or not the boxing world needs to see a fight with Floyd Mayweather next.

“For Floyd, there’s no other fight for him,” Garcia explained, shutting down a possible Porter duel. “I don’t think those fights make any sense for him. He beat [Manny] Pacquiao; that should be his last fight.”

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