Shawn Porter Warns Terence Crawford- “I Am the Only One in the World That Can Beat Him”

Published 11/10/2021, 9:00 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)


Shawn Porter is on the brink of becoming a welterweight champion, and victory will fetch him much more than just the world title. His next opponent is the WBO champion, Terence Crawford, whose undefeated aura is not unknown to the boxing fans. A victory over the 37-0 boxer will propel Porter into superstardom.

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Having beaten elites like Kell Brook and Amir Khan, Crawford may not be intimidated by Porter. However, Shawn Porter has also shared the ring with some of the best of the time. Although he has failed to win occasionally, ‘Showtime’ is still an A-lister.

Ahead of Porter vs Crawford, ‘Showtime’ sat down with Top Rank and revealed why he is an important fight for Terence Crawford.

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“Terence Crawford knows that if he beats me, there’s nobody else in the world that can beat him. I think he knows that I am the only one in the world that can beat him,” said Shawn Porter.

Porter’s 31-3 record may look short before Crawford’s resume. But Shawn Porter lost to the best and delivered well in all of his fights. His loss against Errol Spence Jr. was not one-sided.

Despite having lost thrice, he has yet to be stopped. Hence, Porter is a top-tier welterweight and has all the necessary tools to land an upset against Crawford.

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Following Crawford’s win against Kell Brook in 2020, several people thought he would go for a unification fight against Errol Spence Jr. However, it didn’t happen.

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‘The Truth’ was lined up to fight Manny Pacquiao and after Spence Jr’s injury, Yordenis Ugas secured the title shot. Hence, ‘Bud’ had to settle for Porter, who is by no means a stop-gap opponent.

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)

Amidst all of these, Shawn Porter may appear just a relevant name for Crawford to continue his dominance. That being said, ‘Showtime’ can actually offer a tough fight.

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He is a fast-paced boxer who can hit shots from every angle. Hence, Terence Crawford needs to be at his best if he wants to keep the WBA strap around his waist.

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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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