Errol Spence Jr. Takes a Dig at Shawn Porter’s Father for Stopping the Terence Crawford Fight

Published 11/21/2021, 3:18 AM EST


Terence Crawford entered the boxing ring for one of his toughest title defenses against Shawn Porter. The duo waged war against each other and they didn’t leave any stones unturned with their performances. The underdog, Porter, shook countless fans with his approach tonight, and no one expected him to give such a stern test to Crawford.

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However, he knew what he had to do, and eventually, Porter ended up doing the same until he was caught by ‘Bud’ in round 10 of the fight.

Crawford knocked ‘Showtime’ down twice in round 10. And after the second knockdown, the latter’s father and trainer, Kenny Porter, asked the referee to stop the fight.

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Citing this, the WBC, and IBF welterweight champ, Errol Spence Jr. took an aim at Porter’s father on his Twitter.

He wrote, “If I was Shawn I wouldn’t pay my daddy lol” 

‘Showtime’ was desperate to continue the fight, but his father didn’t want him to continue fighting further. The underdog put some relentless pressure on his compatriot, Terence Crawford. Moreover, he didn’t let ‘Bud’ dictate the pace of the fight in the initial rounds.

Porter even had an upper hand in landing some power-packed right hooks in the first half of the fight.

But Crawford came back well, responding with some notable counterattacks to put ‘Showtime’ on the back foot. On top of that, he only capitalized on his approach later on. And finally, after several heavy exchanges, it was in round 10, when ‘Bud’ finally landed his signature left hands to close the show.

Terence Crawford – The best welterweight at present?

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Crawford ate a lot of punches in the initial rounds against Porter. But displaying a champion mindset, he didn’t panic at all.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 19: Terence Crawford poses during the weigh-in for his welterweights fight against Amir Khan of the United Kingdom at Madison Square Garden on April 19, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Crawford knew at some point in the fight, Porter will commit a mistake. That said, he relied on his instincts, post which he got an opening in round 10.

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With this fight, Crawford showed why he’s the best welterweight at present. Moving on, he has some notable opponents to face in Errol Spence Jr, and more ahead. But for now, ‘Bud’ can relish his win over a top-notch challenger.

Watch this story – Event Recap: Best Highlights From Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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