Shawn Porter Claims He is the Mandatory Challenger for Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford

Published 12/06/2020, 12:02 AM EST
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)


Former WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter has just given some breaking news on the live broadcast of Errol Spence Jr vs Danny Garcia. The American was talking on the live PPV on PBC on FOX when he broke the news. He held the WBC belt till Spence Jr beat him and made it his own.

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Now, he has suggested that he would rather fight Terence Crawford if he is to be mandatory for both.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: Shawn Porter holds the WBC Welterweight Title belt after defeating Danny Garcia by Unanimous Decision at Barclays Center on September 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

Michael Benson from TalkSPORT was the first to catch on to the news and share it on his Twitter. He wrote, “Shawn Porter has just said on the PPV broadcast that he’s now in line to be mandatory for Terence Crawford’s WBO welterweight title, as well as Errol Spence’s WBC belt.”

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This confirmed that Porter can cherry-pick his next opponent and he has done so with no hesitation.

Benson also provided an update on Porter’s preferred choice. He wrote, “Despite previous talk, Porter stated unequivocally that he is willing to face Crawford.”

Porter has been very vocal about this fight, and many would have thought that he would want to reclaim his WBC belt from the man who took it from him. So this may have surprised many boxing fans.

READ: “Don’t Allow Him to Breathe” – Shawn Porter Gives a Piece of Advice to Danny Garcia

Why would Shawn Porter rather face Terence Crawford than get a re-match against Errol Spence Jr?

The 33-year-old could fancy his chances against Terence Crawford more than Spence Jr. Despite fans wanting ‘Bud’ to fight ‘The Truth’ next, maybe a fight against Porter would also appeal to him. Also, Porter could well see this bout as the easier fight after a tough loss against Spence Jr.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 06: IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (R) spars with his father and trainer Kenneth Porter during a media workout at Barry’s Gym on August 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Shawn Porter will defend his title against Kell Brook in Carson, California on August 16. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

However, despite his claims, there is no confirmation from the governing bodies as of yet. So, even if Porter has been informed of it, neither Spence Jr, not Crawford, will really pay any attention to this claim. What do you think Porter should do next?

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READ: Shawn Porter Targeting a Fight With Manny Pacquiao – Says Money is Not the Only Reason

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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