News | Sep 10 2018

Shawn Porter: ‘I think Spence is the next guy for me’

New WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter targets Errol Spence, writes Jack Figg
Shawn Porter
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NEWLY crowned WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter targets IBF titlist Errol Spence Jnr as his next opponent and ranks the Texan as the best in the division.

Porter became a two-time welterweight champion with a points win over Danny Garcia in New York on Saturday and after the fight Spence got in the ring and took the opportunity to call for a unification bout for the WBC and IBF world titles.

“I know how this thing works, I know that Errol Spence got in the ring and he said he wanted to fight me in front of the world and I politely accepted that challenge,” Porter said afterwards.  “Not only because he stepped in the ring and said it but because that’s what I really want.