News | Mar 08 2019

Shawn Porter targets Keith Thurman, Errol Spence and Manny Pacquiao

Shawn Porter makes his first defence of the WBC welterweight title against Yordenis Ugas on Saturday
Shawn Porter
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ON Saturday (March 9) Shawn Porter will make the first defence of his WBC welterweight title, taking on Yordenis Ugas at the Dignity Health Sports Park.

“This is special. I feel great and I’m ready to go. I’ve done everything that I need to do so that I’m ready for this point right now,” Porter said. “I’m sure Ugas has looked at what I do in the ring and sees how tough and rough it is to fight me. He thinks he’s the better boxer and has more technical skills, which is fine with me. He can say what he wants, but the talking is done [with] after today.

“I’m looking forward to this fight going differently than last time I fought at this venue, against Kell Brook. I’m going to make sure it goes my way this time, but there’s no added pressure because of it. It’s total focus on getting this job done the best way that I can.”


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