Have We Seen the Last of Shawn Porter After His Loss Against Terence Crawford?

Published 11/21/2021, 3:55 AM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Shawn Porter in the ring against Erroll Spence Jr. (not pictured) during their IBF & WBC World Welterweight Championship fight at Staples Center on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Spence, Jr won by split decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


Former world titlist Shawn Porter had a failed attempt at Terence Crawford’s WBO welterweight strap on Saturday night and suffered his fourth professional defeat. Crawford stopped Porter in the 10 round of the headliner, which was a maiden instance in Porter’s career.

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Despite offering a tough challenge at the initial stage, Porter couldn’t keep up with Crawford’s abilities lately. ‘Bud’ took time to crack his A-listed rival and land haymakers to finally end the clash. Following the fight, Porter expressed his frustration and decided to call it a day.

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34-year-old Shawn Porter seemingly announced retirement after the loss, and reporter Michael Benson validated it on social media. Having faced the best of his time, Porter has scaled heights of success as a world champion boxer. He has also earned a hefty payday from his latest appearance and that justifies him to hang up the gloves.

Meanwhile, Porter is also a media personality and has several outer-ring activities under his belt. So, all these features reflect on him to have had a successful career that can still flourish outside the squared circle. As for Terence Crawford, the undefeated champion may part ways with Top Rank’s Bob Arum and can work as a free agent going forward.

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Why did Shawn Porter look irritated?

Shawn Porter also had a minor scuffle with his father in the later stage of the fight. ‘Showtime’ was about to get back on his feet after being knocked down by Crawford. But his father called it off, and that seemed to irritate Porter. After the official results, Porter claimed that he had regained his momentum when the referee waved off the bout.

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ONTARIO, CA – MARCH 13: Shawn Porter celebrates after knocking out Erick Bone during their 12 round welterweight bout at Citizens Business Bank Arena March 13, 2015 in Ontario, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, his father took on the mic and claimed that his son Shawn Porter didn’t prepare fully for the fight and was below all of his expectations. While Porter could have continued for a few more years, it may be the right time to retire.

He could offer a tough fight to Terence Crawford and will undoubtedly go down as a legendary welterweight boxer of this generation. In all 4 of his pro-losses, Porter has looked impressive to a certain extent and all of his rivals had to dig deep. This clearly is a massive achievement for ‘Showtime’.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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