Shawn Porter at the fight in Las Vegas on Saturday night (Photo: Hustle Boss)
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.
Porter is set for an April 22 clash against former champion Andre Berto, set for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The matchup will go a long way to determining the Akron, Oh. native’s future.
Just last weekend, former Porter foe Keith Thurman won a split-decision victory over Danny Garcia inside of the same Barclays Center, putting him in a prime position, as he now holds the WBA and WBC welterweight titles.
Porter spoke on the Berto matchup and Thurman’s victory over Garcia, as well as a few other topics, including IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook’s looming date with Errol Spence and Floyd Mayweather announcing that he is coming back to the sport. Check the video below for a recap.
Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com