Kenny Porter to Shawn: “He’s Got to do Everything to Beat Spence!”

Kenny Porter is ready for Spence Smoke

Kenny Porter, Errol Spence and Shawn Porter
From left to bottom right: Kenny Porter, Errol Spence and Shawn Porter.

Kenny Porter Ready for the Truth!

It’s a well-known fact that the welterweight division is one of boxing’s premiere weight classes. It is home to ferocious talent from top to bottom. Further, the best are willing to fight the best!

One of these upcoming top tier match-ups is Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr versus Shawn “Showtime” Porter. The two elite combatants will go to war on September 28 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Following a number of anxious weeks of speculation, the mouth-watering title fight was formally announced just before the Pacquiao v Thurman fight was staged. As the significant prizefight approaches, the greater majority of the boxing public view Spence as the favorite.

Many expect the powerful and versatile IBF welterweight champion to plow straight through Porter. That outcome, in this scribes opinion, is one of the more outlandish outcomes possible. In reality, these two men are likely going to push the other closer to their limit than ever before.

Showtime’s father and head trainer, Kenny Porter, also believes that the Truth will be Porter’s sternest test to date.

The Challenge To Come

“Errol calls himself the Truth and I am truly, truly in agreement with him. I’ve always been a Errol Spence fan, so I can’t tell you one thing that we have to do. We got to do all things.

“It’s got to be everything! It’s got to be boxing, it’s got to be punching, it’s to be pressure fighting, it’s got to be body punching, it’s got to be offense and defense working seamlessly together.

“This kid has got to be on point with everything he does. […] He’s got to be able to do everything to beat a great fighter like Errol Spence.”

Spence and the Porters have a lengthy history together dating back to their amateur days. Being privy to this up close and lengthy relationship, the Porters have been in an unusually strategic position to scout Spence.

With this precious reconnaissance, the Porters fully believe they will have the proper game plan to come out on top. However, neither Kenny nor Shawn believe that securing a victory will be easy or painless.

“Errol Spence and Shawn Porter is the immovable object and the irresistible force and there is going to be an explosion in the middle of the ring!”

By: Bakari Simpson

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