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Will Errol Spence Jr. and Shawn Porter Collide Later This Year?

Errol Spence Jr. dominated Mikey Garcia last month in Texas (Photo: Fox Sports)

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By Chris Robinson

Errol Spence Jr.’s stock is as high as ever following his commanding unanimous decision victory over Mikey Garcia last month in Arlington, Texas. Fighting on FOX pay per view, Spence had little trouble in handling the four-division world champion from Riverside, CA in front of over 47,000 fans inside of the AT&T Stadium. After 12 rounds, scorecards reading 120-108 and 120-107 twice saw Spence raise his record to 25-0 (21 KO’s), as well as his overall standing in the sport.

And another fight may be just around the corner. According to Mike Coppinger, Spence very well could be lined up with a September showdown with WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter. It’s a fight that has made sense for a few years now, and the pieces finally appear to be falling into place.

VIDEOS: Shawn Porter Speaks In-Depth on Defeating Yordenis Ugas And Facing Spence, Thurman, Pacquiao, and Crawford in the Future

Shawn Porter following his narrow split-decision victory over Yordenis Ugas (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, from the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA, the boxing world witnessed another closely-contested decision, as WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter overcame a spirited effort from tough Cuban contender Yordenis Ugas to win a split-decision after 12 rounds of action. Scorecards read 117-111 for Ugas and 116-112 and 115-113 for Porter, in a fight that aired on FOX under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.

It was a very tense and tactical affair, with several of the rounds being hard to decipher as far as who should have won the frame. Ugas appeared to be more active in spots and began catching Porter with some telling right hands as the fight wore on. For his part, Porter boxed on his toes more than we are accustomed to seeing him, despite never seeming to mount any kind of offensive attack.

VIDEO: Shawn Porter Makes Weight on Fourth Attempt And Says he Never Underestimated Yordenis Ugas

Shawn Porter will defend his WBC welterweight title later tonight against Yordenis Ugas (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

It was quite the scene on Friday afternoon, as WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter shocked many by coming in overweight ahead of his title defense vs. tough contender Yordenis Ugas at their official weigh-in. Porter (29-2-1, 17 KO’s) hit the scales at 148.8 pounds, over by 1.8 pounds, while Ugas (23-3, 11 KO’s) made weight at 146.6 pounds.

Porter was given two hours to re-weigh, and he did just that. After cutting his hair and stripping down to no clothes, Porter finally made weight on the fourth try, coming in at 146.8 pounds. His supporters and his team erupted with relief and celebration, but there is a big task ahead of him tonight in the form of Ugas, who was ripped at the weigh-in.

What Was Learned in The Aftermath of Shawn Porter’s Victory Over Danny Garcia

Shawn Porter overcame Danny Garcia on Saturday night (Photo: Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Hassnain Tariq 

This past Saturday at the iconic Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, we had a thrilling contest between two of the top welterweight fighters of the world, as Shawn Porter overcame former champion Danny Garcia and will now look to go on to bigger and better things.

The beginning of this matchup showed how this thrilling contest was going to be an exciting, action-packed fight where controversy would loom. Both fighters had suffered losses to reigning WBA champion Keith Thurman, but coming into this match they were still top, elite-level fighters in the prime of their careers. The contradictory styles of each man was on display as they were battling in a high-stakes contest for the prestigious WBC title.

PHOTOS: Shawn Porter Overcomes Danny Garcia Via Close Unanimous Decision to Capture WBC Welterweight Title

Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia delivered a great, tactical battle on Saturday night (Photo: Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Shawn Porter produced one of his most complete performances to date in defeating former world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia via close unanimous decision. Taking place inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and aired by SHOWTIME, Porter was a little bit busier and more consistent throughout the 12-round showdown, winning by scores of 116-112 and 115-113 twice.

Porter (29-2-1, 17 KO’s) captures the WBC welterweight title with the victory while Garcia (34-2, 20 KO’s) suffers his second defeat in his past three bouts, despite putting up another very strong effort.

PHOTOS: Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia Come Face to Face At Press Conference Ahead of Sep. 8 Bout

Angel Garcia, Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter, and Kenny Porter at Monday’s presser (Photo: Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Monday afternoon, inside of the Dream Hotel in Downtown Manhattan, former world champions Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter came face to face ahead of their big Sep. 8 showdown. The Porter vs. Garcia clash will take place from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and will be aired on SHOWTIME, with the vacant WBC welterweight title at stake.

After coming face to face at the presser, and exchanging a few words with one another, the two men appear ready to go, as they will be heading back to their respective training camps for the time being. For Garcia (34-1, 20′s), who is coming off of a ninth round knockout over Brandon Rios in February, he’s eager to get back in the ring and show who’s boss.

VIDEO: Shawn Porter on Mayweather’s comeback announcement, Thurman’s victory over Garcia, facing Berto, and more

Shawn Porter at the fight in Las Vegas on Saturday night (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Last night, inside of the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, Roy Jones Jr. Promotions returned with another installment of their “Fight Night at the D” series, which saw former junior featherweight champion Rico Ramos defeat upset-minded Erik Ruiz over ten rounds.

While the card was taking place, former IBF welterweight champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter could be found in attendance. Always one to host interviews with the press, Porter spoke backstage with Hustle Boss and other outlets on the latest news regarding his career.

Shawn Porter tells the media that he’s fighting Andre Berto in April

Shawn Porter says he’s facing Andre Berto sometime in April (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday, Jan. 27, former IBF welterweight champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter announced to the press inside of the MGM Grand that he will be facing off with former WBC champion Andre Berto sometime in April.

Porter (26-2-1, 16 KO’s) last saw action inside of the ring this past June, as he dropped a razor-thin unanimous decision to WBA champion Keith Thurman over 12 rounds. In his last appearance, Berto (31-4, 24 KO’s) won in emphatic fashion, as he rose from a second-round knockdown to stop his rival Victor Ortiz via knockout in the fourth round.

Shawn Porter believes Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. could be dangerous for Canelo Alvarez

Shawn Porter speaking inside of his personal gym in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On May 6, Mexican superstars Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will return to the ring against each other at a location to be determined.

The two men are meeting at a catch weight of 164.5 pounds, with Alvarez rising from the junior middleweight class, where he holds the WBO title, and Chavez coming down in weight. Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KO’s) is expected to be the clear favorite over Chavez (50-2-1, 32 KO’s), who last fought under 167 pounds in Sept. of 2012 when he lost a unanimous decision to then-champion Sergio Martinez.

Shawn Porter explains why Danny Garcia makes more sense than Conor McGregor for Floyd Mayweather

Will Floyd Mayweather return for a 50th fight? (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

During a recent swing through the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Hustle Boss crossed paths with former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter.

Porter (26-1-1, 16 KO’s) faces off with WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman (26-0, 22 KO’s) on June 25 inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Shawn Porter on working with Shane Mosley and reflecting back to his best sparring memories

Shawn Porter taking a breather after sparring with Shane Mosley in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Earlier this week, inside of Barry’s Boxing in Las Vegas, Nev., former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter was seen putting in some spirited rounds with former three-division titlist Shane Mosley.

It’s always great to see fighters in the game helping each other out, whether in or out of the ring. Porter is coming off of his biggest victory to date, a June 20 decision over Adrien Broner, while Mosley is looking towards an Aug. 29 rematch with Ricardo Mayorga in Los Angeles.

VIDEO: Shane Mosley works with Shawn Porter at Barry’s Boxing in Las Vegas

Shawn Porter, left, working with Shane Mosley in Las Vegas at Barry’s Boxing (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

There was some brisk work between former IBF welterweight champon Shawn Porter and three-division world titlist Shane Mosley on Monday afternoon inside of Barry’s Boxing in Las Vegas, Nev.

Shawn Porter talks Mayweather vs. Berto and responds to Danny Garcia’s comments

Shawn Porter speaking inside Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas during the 2015 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday, Aug. 8, the 2015 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame was held.

As is always the case with any NVBHOF ceremony, there was a wide array of boxing luminaries in the building.

Kenny Porter: ‘Floyd would never fight a young, black African American in his prime’

Floyd Mayweather, center, with Rihanna and P Reala during the madness of the NBA Finals in Golden State earlier this month (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

I will never accuse Kenny Porter of holding back his thoughts.

Still basking in the aftermath of his son Shawn’s big victory over Adrien Broner this past weekend, we caught up with the outspoken coach during the BKB weigh-ins at the Mandalay Bay on Friday afternoon.

PHOTOS: Shawn Porter defeats Adrien Broner in Las Vegas

Shawn Porter came away with a big victory over Adrien Broner in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday, June 20, former welterweight titlist Shawn Porter (26-1-1, 16 KO’s) produced another strong performance in handling Adrien Broner (30-2, 22 KO’s) over 12 rounds for a unanimous decision victory.

Porter’s sheer will and tenacity appeared to give Broner a lot to think about and Shawn proved himself to be the busier and more focused fighter in the ring. Scores of 118-108, 115-111, and 114-112 were all read in the Akron native’s favor, as he produces his second straight victory following his lone defeat to Kell Brook this past August.

EXCLUSIVE: Team Porter call for ‘Big Brother’ Floyd Mayweather following Adrien Broner victory

Shawn Porter defeated Adrien Broner on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, June 20, Shawn Porter captured another big victory for his career by controlling Adrien Broner over the better part of 12 rounds inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Following the action, scores of 118-108, 115-111, and 114-112 were all read in favor of Porter, as the Akron, Oh. native moves to 26-1-1 with 16 knockouts.

PHOTOS: Inside the Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter Weigh-In

Floyd Mayweather stands between Adrien Broner and Shawn Porter on Friday afternoon (Photo: Na0ki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Photos from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada as former three-division world titlist Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-1, 22 KO’s) faces off with former IBF welterweight champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KO’s) ahead of their NBC-televised duel tomorrow night.

There has been some definite chiding and trash talk coming from Broner’s end and once again the Cincinnati native was in jovial spirits as the weigh in. As for Porter, he remained calmed and collected, hitting 144 pounds on the dot while Broner hit the scales at 143.5 pounds.

VIDEO: Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter Official WEIGH IN as Floyd Mayweather watches on

Adrien Broner and Shawn Porter are ready to go tomorrow night (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Good vibe inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday afternoon as former world champions Adrien Broner (30-1, 22 KO’s) and Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KO’s) weighed in ahead of their NBC-televised “Premier Boxing Champions” matchup from Las Vegas.

Broner has been ultra-cocky heading into this fight and those close to the Cincinnati, Oh. native insist his blend of speed and skills will be too much for Akron’s Porter

Kenny Porter responds to Adrien Broner, claims Shawn is ‘built different’ and won’t be distracted

Adrien Broner, Floyd Mayweather, and Shawn Porter in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Adrien Broner is quite the character.

At Thursday’s final press conference ahead of his matchup with former champion Shawn Porter, the Cincinnati native continued to fire verbal bombs as the Saturday matchup nears.

VIDEO: Adrien Broner continues to trash talk to Team Porter at Final Press Conference

Inside the final Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter press conference in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Hustle Boss was on hand inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena’s Media Tent as former world champions Adrien Broner (30-1, 22 KO’s) and Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KO’s) held their final press conference.

For Broner, it was yet another chance to sound off on Team Porter, as he continues  to imply that father and trainer Kenny is the one running the show, even hinting that the star fighter’s father is keeping money from his son.