Kenny Porter Doubtful of Spence vs Porter Rematch!

Kenny Porter Hopes, But Doesn't Expect a Spence Vs Porter Rematch to Happen!

Kenny Porter and Shawn Porter vs Errol Spence
Kenny Porter and Shawn Porter vs Errol Spence on the inside.

Kenny Porter Doesn’t Expect a Rematch!

On September 28, newly unified welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (26-0, 21 KO’s) and Shawn “Showtime” Porter (30-3-1, 17 KO’s) participated in one hellacious fight in the Staples Center. Both those who watched it in the arena and on television are already labeling it as an instant classic.

For most, the bout was narrowly tipped in Spence’s favor when he scored a clutch knockdown in the eleventh round. Minus that critical moment, the high caliber seesaw battle could have easily been ruled a draw or gone been a win for Porter.

During the post-fight conference that followed, both Spence and Porter voiced their interest in a rematch. Obviously, Porter was pressing for the do-over a bit more boisterously than was The Truth. Nevertheless, Spence was not bashful about saying that a rematch was an option that he would seriously consider.


At the moment, it is expected that Spence will face former two division champion Danny Garcia January 25. If left up to him, there is no question he would chose a big money and legacy fight with WBA super welterweight champion Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KO’s).

This is a fight that all the top welterweight’s desire and one that The Truth has vocally shown interest in. Sadly for Team Spence, Pac Man has not reciprocated his energy in wanting to make this prizefight a reality.

If not Pacquiao, there is fan demand to see him take on WBO champion Terence Crawford (35-0, 26 KO’s). Other than industry politics, there really is no obstacle preventing this bout. Regrettably for boxing enthusiasts, those politics have thus far proven to be an insurmountable hurdle to overcome. The boxing public can remain hopeful, but this prizefight does not seem to be on the horizon anytime soon.

Even with these aggravating roadblocks securely in place, Shawn Porter’s father and chief second, Kenny Porter does not believe his son will get a quick rematch with Spence. Always a straight-shooter, Kenny got right to the point when asked about his feelings regarding the odds of acquiring a swift do-over.

“We don’t need a separate bout. All we need is for him to be accepting of the fight. I don’t think that’s where he wants to go with it, and I understand that from a business standpoint. So, you know, we’ll be ready to go in the spring of 2020. We’ll be ready to go and that’s already been worked out.”

By: Bakari Simpson

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