Shawn porter he trusted that he will be able to stop Terence crawford and will become world welterweight champion for the OMB.
“You will see a single person in control of the fight against Terence crawford and that’s me, “he said Porter to Zenger News. “For anyone who doesn’t see it, I’m just telling you to check out past fights with (Errol) Spence Jr, Keith thurman and Danny garcia. I trust that I will win ”
Unlike Crawford, Porter He has three losses in his professional career, but has more experience against big-name opponents above the ring.
His three falls were before Errol spence jr. (split decision), Keith thurman (unanimous decision) and Kell brook (majority decision).
Although he suffered those defeats, Porter also has triumphs against fighters like Danny Garcia, Yordenis Ugás and Adrien broner.
For Shawn, all this accumulation of renowned rivals will be the main key to pressure and lead to Crawford to situations you’ve never experienced in a fight.
“I really think I can do, as I did with Spence, and take him to uncomfortable situations in which he has never been, I will try to make him react and I will press him too much until finally I defeat him, “he said. “I believe that Terence He’s never dealt with something I can bring to the ring before. “
Crawford holds the welterweight belt of the OMB since June 9, 2018 when he beat Jeff Horn.
Since then, he has made four successful defenses in which he managed to knock out everyone who stepped into the ring with him: Jose Benavidez, Amir khan, Egidijus Kavaliauskas and Kell brook.
Nearly a year inactivity for Crawford-Porter
For a time it was speculated that he would fight before Errol Spence Jr and He was also one of the strongest candidates at the time for the return of Manny pacquiao.
But other plans were made and Terence ran out of combat.
Initially, Spence jr. signed up to confront Pacquiao, but an injury to the left eye prevented the fight from taking place.
Later, the Cuban Yordenis Ugás entered the relay and beat the Pacman to keep the WBA belt.
Bud comes from beating Kell brook in his last fight, in November 2020, and just like Porter, will accumulate just over a year of inactivity before returning to make a new defense.