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.

Fights like this are often debated for days afterwards and several fans, fighters, and boxing insiders have had mixed views of the bout. Regardless of who you think deserved the nod, Porter came away with his WBC title and will now eye bigger contests down the road.

Porter spoke post-fight about several topics, including his view on why he deserved to win, and future fights with the likes of IBF champion Errol Spence Jr., WBO champion Terence Crawford, WBA champion Keith Thurman, and the great Manny Pacquiao.

Check below for a closer look at all of Porter’s thoughts.

Shawn Porter fully believes he did enough to beat Yordenis Ugas

Shawn Porter wants Errol Spence, Manny Pacquiao, or Thurman next; says no rematch with Ugas

Shawn Porter admits Terence Crawford is overlooked and reveals if he wants to face him

Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com

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