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Errol Spence: I Definitely Want Shawn Porter Fight Next

Shawn Porter claimed the vacant WBC welterweight title with a unanimous decision win against Danny Garcia in New York on Saturday.

Porter (29-2-1) won the tight bout at the Barclays Center after a huge battle between the two Americans.

Garcia (34-2) was the more accurate of the two fighters – and started well – but Porter was busier and dominated the middle rounds.

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The judges scored it 116-112, 115-113 and 115-113 in Porter's favour.

Despite a mostly quiet start, Garcia was in control, landing a big counter right to finish the opening round.

Garcia was dominant early – highlighted by a strong third round – but it led to a much-needed response from Porter.

Starting to mix it up, Porter landed a flurry of body shots – particularly in round seven – as he controlled the middle rounds.

Garcia finally slowed his fellow American in the ninth round and, with the fight seemingly too close to call, the 10th proved hugely entertaining.

Although it did little to help decide the bout, Garcia and Porter both landed their combinations.

Porter was the aggressor to begin the 12th after another even round in the 11th, as Garcia appeared to be tiring.

Garcia tried to counter to finish the fight, an even bout eventually going the way of Porter via the judges.

The next step could be a unification between Porter and IBF champion Errol Spence.

"The same way that you called Danny out, I'm going to call you out", said Spence. "I think I'm the best welterweight in the division. I'm 'The Truth' and I guarantee you I come home as unified champion. I definitely want that fight against Porter."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ThomasJK on 09-10-2018

Not entirely a bad fight to make. With DG out of contention, ridding Porter from the field will narrow things down even more. Crawford and Pac would be a great fight and test for Crawford, but with the latest developments…

Comment by alexguiness on 09-10-2018

[QUOTE=JWHardin;19085968]Yes, he fought Thurman, and lost. He also fought Brook, and lost. Spence stopped Brook, and stopped Peterson who arguably beat Danny Garcia.[/QUOTE] Fair points, but none of that really gives credence to Porter 'ducking' Spence which was your implication.…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 09-10-2018

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;19083818]How do you feel about Garcia vs. Garcia?[/QUOTE] Thats ok but honestly I am tired of cross division and CW fights that are only being done because the fights we want can't or wont be made. Mikey should fight the…

Comment by JWHardin on 09-10-2018

[QUOTE=alexguiness;19085939]That is your interpretation, but Porter delivered on exactly what he said. He had already held the IBF belt, and now has the WBC belt, which is a more recognized and respected belt, making him a double champion. As for…

Comment by BoxingIsGreat on 09-10-2018

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;19085898]Not at all! Spence by KO in 9! I don't know if he'll beat Canelo, but I think he beats everyone at 147 easy except Crawford. Spence vs. Crawford is a 50/50 fight! He won't fight Jermell because that's his…

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