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 Last update:  4/26/2014       Read more by Carlos Arias         
   
Diaz: The More Shawn Porter Grows, The Better He Gets
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By Carlos Arias

LOS ANGELES --- IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter is the hot fighter in the 147-pound division, but many ringside observers believe Julio Diaz deserved the verdict when they met in 2012.

Porter won a clear-cut decision over Diaz, who faces Keith Thurman for the interim WBA welterweight title on Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson on Showtime, in the rematch last September.

"The first fight with Porter I thought I won it," said Diaz at Westside Boxing Club. "The second time I fell into a whole different game plan and he outpointed me. But still they were both competitive fights against an undefeated fighter as talented as he is. And now look at the damage he's been doing. He's a world champion. What does that say about me?"

Porter went on to win a unanimous decision over Devon Alexander to claim the IBF welterweight title and he made his first title defense with a four-round destruction of Paulie Malignaggi this past weekend.

"I'm very confident my fights, especially the first one, helped him a lot more," Diaz said of Porter. "After that I seen him grow. Once he passed that test that I brought to him he became a better fighter. Right now, you can tell even more his confidence. He just destroyed Paulie Malignaggi. As a fighter that does something to you. Shawn Porter is going to go very far because his confidence is growing and the more he grows the better he gets."

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DOPING....? Is a GOOD FRIEND with Victor Conte....do u know him???
comment by salvosjet, on 04-26-2014
Porter was normal fighter with Diaz and lo greco too,alexander was not the same of his fights...malignaggi was Not the same of broner Judah and more.... Let me see porter Brook...he will go KO !!!

comment by Ray*, on 04-26-2014
Porter is too wide, i was amaze how wide he got against Paulie. If he gets someone that has a jab in his face then he would struggle to impose himself on his fights.

comment by Luilun, on 04-26-2014
[QUOTE=SeekDaGreat]So you beat Malignaggi's sorry ass and now your the boogeyman of the division. Got it.[/QUOTE] Paulie looked to small for one it looked like a Middleweight vs a Lightweight and Paulaie is way past his prime he got beat up by everyone who was a name fighter so I don't know wh...

comment by drenlou, on 04-26-2014
[QUOTE=SeekDaGreat]So you beat Malignaggi's sorry ass and now your the boogeyman of the division. Got it.[/QUOTE] Who you talking to? Julio said that, not porter.:thinking:

comment by SeekDaGreat, on 04-26-2014
So you beat Malignaggi's sorry ass and now your the boogeyman of the division. Got it.

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