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Boxing News at Five: Mayweather accused of stealing $3 million in jewellery, Porter happy to fight Spence in Dallas

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The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Shantel Jackson rages on, and Shawn Porter doesn't mind going to Dallas to make Errol Spence unification a reality

SHANTEL Jackson, the one-time fiancée of Floyd Mayweather, is claiming the multi-weight world champion stole $3 million in jewellery from her following their split, according to The Blast, citing legal documents.

Jackson claims Mayweather took a $2.5 million diamond ring, $250,000 10-carat diamond earrings, a $32,000 Chanel watch, a $100,000 diamond bracelet, a $20,000 diamond heart necklace and a $21,000 Louis Vuitton lock necklace. She also claims other items were stolen, including a platinum MasterPiece Rolex watch with diamonds, a gold MasterPiece Rolex watch with diamonds, a diamond Rolex, a diamond cross necklace and a diamond cuff.

Messy from the off, in 2014 Jackson sued Mayweather, accusing him of assault, battery, defamation and invasion of privacy, after he was alleged to have posted on social media information regarding her abortion. This led to Mayweather then counter-suing his former fiancée and accusing her of using his credit card without permission and stealing his money. Jackson denied these allegations and now says it is Mayweather who was the one doing the stealing.

He might be undefeated in the ring, but ‘Money’ Mayweather has a habit of taking the odd beating away from it, and this one, with Miss Jackson again the opponent, applies another black eye to an otherwise unblemished face and record.

Floyd Mayweather

WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter was an interested observer the night Errol Spence, the IBF champion, proved size matters in a dominant 12-round drubbing of Mikey Garcia 11 days ago.

Ready for a unification, Porter would like a fight with Spence to be his next one and, according to his father and trainer, Kenny, would be more than happy to go to Dallas, Texas, Spence’s home patch, to ensure it happens.

“With us, Spence just needs to make that decision because we’ve already said ‘yes’ to the people that matter, not just to someone who’s interviewing us,” Porter told FightHub TV. “We said ‘yes’ to the people that matter, they know we’ve already accepted the fight.

“There was never any point that we were offered the fight. Even now we haven’t been offered the fight. Spence is considering [Manny] Pacquiao and I understand that – that’s great for him if he can pull that fight off. But, like Shawn said, don’t look left, don’t look right, look right here. We’re willing to take that right now, as soon as they say yes to it.

“We love Dallas. We’d come to Dallas.”

Despite their eagerness to get the fight made, the Porters are under no illusion as to the size of the task facing them against Spence. Like most, they were impressed by what ‘The Truth’ managed to do against Garcia, the smaller man, on March 16.

“Spence looked tremendous,” said Kenny. “He put on a dominant performance and I expected a dominant performance from him. He had a great crowd there, I think it was over 47,000, and I heard the pay-per-view buys were great as well. I’m very happy about that.

“I’m not going to say there were things I saw in that fight that would work well for Shawn. I’m just going to simply say this: two different types of fighters. [Shawn] is not the guy that you’re going to hit and he’s going stop hitting back. It ain’t going to happen. So, when you’re in a fight with someone who’s actually able to hit you, and hit you when you hit them, it’s a totally different type of fight.

“Mikey [Garcia] was more defensive, and then, when it was time for him to get his offense off, it didn’t seem like he could get his offense off at all.

“You’re not going to be with a guy in Shawn Porter who’s going to sit back and try to be defensive. Not going to happen. There’s going to be a fight breaking out real soon. It’s going to happen. All we need is the opportunity.”

Once the fight is made, the fight can break out. Let’s hope the wheels of this process are soon put in motion.

Shawn Porter

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