Shawn Porter Opens Up on His Father Stopping the Fight Against Terence Crawford

Published 11/21/2021, 2:05 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)


Terence Crawford and Shawn Porter entered in one of the finest welterweight bouts of all time tonight. Both the boxers waged war against each other and they surely kept everyone on the edge of their seats. The underdog Porter fared extremely well until Crawford knocked him down twice in round 10.

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Post this knockdown, Porter wanted to continue the fight. But his father, Kenny Porter, asked the referee to stop the bout.

That said, ‘Showtime’ spilled the beans on the same in his post-fight interview. He said, “I didn’t expect that. We’ve never had a conversation about that. We just kinda always had an unspoken understanding that if he sees what he needs to see, he’s going to do what he did. I didn’t expect it.”

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Later, his father also opened up on the same and added, “I don’t want him in that situation. He fought a great fighter, the guy is super sharp, and he’s at a deficit. It’s like fighting this guy blindfolded”

Porter gave a rugged outing to the WBO welterweight champ. Right from the first bell, he was the aggressor and with his right hooks, ‘Showtime’ looked to march Crawford down. However, the champ had his own game plan, and he counter-attacked well with his straight lefts and hooks.

Together, both men exchanged an extensive amount of punches. But. ‘Bud’ had a definite edge over his compatriot. However, Porter didn’t take a back step in this fight, and he only looked to elevate his relentless pressure on Crawford.

Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter – One of the best fights of 2021

Porter, being the underdog, fought like an absolute lionheart. Usually, Crawford begins his fights on an aggressive note. But ‘Showtime’ didn’t let ‘Bud’ do the same this time.

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Every round, both men kept each other on their toes. They even got a cut due to an unintentional clash of heads, but this didn’t stop the pair from going after each other.

Their fight definitely stood up to the hype. Moreover, this contest went down as one of the best slugfests of 2021 for all the reasons in the world.

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What do you make of Kenny Porter’s decision to stop the fight?

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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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