Shawn Porter Willing to Box Terence Crawford: ‘The Fight Will Happen’

Published 12/28/2020, 9:46 AM EST
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)


If Errol Spence Jr. fails to participate in a welterweight title unification fight against Terence Crawford, Shawn Porter is willing to slide in. ‘Showtime’ wishes to activate his WBO mandatory spot and challenge Terence Crawford in 2021.

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Meanwhile, ‘Bud’ is still fresh from his KO win over Kell Brook which was followed by a massive contractual dispute with Bob Arum.

The dispute is to be settled, but Crawford’s title-holding will not let him remain inactive for long. However, the WBO champion is still struggling to grab big names against himself.

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His turmoils with Top Rank Promotions also affect it, but if Errol Spence Jr. doesn’t appear for the title unification clash, ‘Bud’ will be left with few relevant contenders.

Shawn Porter is one of those contenders, and he is ready to make the call. Porter recently connected with The Last Stand Podcast, to offer his two cents on the welterweight title scenario.

Speaking on a possible fight against Crawford, ‘Showtime’ said, “I am like, ‘Damn man, all right I will fight him. If nobody will, I will,’ you know?

“With me, it’s 100% the competitive spirit that I have and willingness to fight someone who a lot of people feel he is feared and a lot of people don’t wanna fight him.”

Shawn Porter added, “Really the only thing stopping me, preventing me from fighting Terence Crawford is the fact is that he and I, both haven’t said yes. If he is willing to say yes, the fight will happen.”

Terence Crawford and the welterweight saga

Well, Porter truly has a chance against Crawford, but standing at this stage, ‘Bud’ might expect more. His desire to fight Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence Jr. seems like a distant dream.

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He is already the pound-for-pound great but seems to have a dusky future ahead. Following his problems with Bob Arum and Top Rank, Crawford needs to resolve his promotional stunts.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 20: MANDATORY CREDIT Bill Tompkins/Getty Images Terence Crawford defeats Felix Diaz by RTD in the 10th round during their Super Lightweight fight at Madison Square Garden on May 20th, 2017 in New York City. Crawford in victory. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

The 33-year-old is an elite pugilist with one of the best resumes in boxing. But without proper promotion, Crawford will struggle to find deserving fights.

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That said, he might apply for free agency soon and only time will tell whether it is a good decision. Do you think Terence Crawford will fight Shawn Porter?

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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