Shawn Porter retires from boxing after a heartbreaking defeat to Terence Crawford
Two-time welterweight champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter (31-4-1, 17ko) has fought all of the top welterweights in the division. Now, after getting stopped by his friend, WBO Terence “Bud” Crawford (38-0, 29ko), Porter has called it a career.
Leading up to this fight, Showtime made it clear this was his last shot. It was a win-or-go-home situation, and he was going to leave everything in the ring. Porter is the only guy that can say he has been in the ring with all of the top fighters of his era.
FAREWELL TO SHOWTIME, THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
For the first time in his career, Porter did not hear the sound of the final bell. His father/trainer, Kenny Porter, stopped the fight after seeing his son go down twice in the tenth round. Showtime was crushed. It was another defeat to a top welterweight, and to a certain degree, a part of him knew this was it.
Shawn Porter shocked everyone by unexpectedly announcing his retirement during the post-fight press conference, after being asked about his plans moving forward.
“I kind of expected that question, because of fighting everyone. I am prepared to retire, I was prepared to announce my retirement tonight, win, lose, or draw. Even if it was a draw, they had a date. They were telling us we were to have to do it again. I was not going to do it again. I am announcing my retirement right now.”
Porter has earned our admiration and respect for how he has conducted himself in and out of the ring. He is a throwback fighter that will give you everything in the ring, and he was never afraid to fight anyone.
3kingsboxing would like to say farewell and thank you to “Showtime” Shawn Porter for all the great fights. Furthermore, we wish him all the best in his journey with life after boxing.
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By: Garrisson Bland