LAS VEGAS - Shawn Porter (31-3-1) is very confident heading into Saturday's pay-per-view showdown against Terence Crawford (37-0). The fight takes place at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and Crawford's WBO welterweight title will be at stake.

As usual, the 34-year-old Porter prepared for this fight under the guidance of his father and trainer Kenny Porter and strength and conditioning coach Larry Wade. 

At the final press conference during fight week he also revealed the name of some of his sparring partners.

"I do everything, track work and swim work. Of course also training on (Mount Charleston), I think we were at 9200 feet for this one. In sparring I did some rounds with Tank Davis and Andre Dirrell. Those are two of the biggest names that y'all would know. We put in all the work," Porter stated.

So far through 37 professional fights, no one has been able to knock off Crawford who is a three-division world champion.  Porter believes he has the style and heart needed to defeat one of the sport's top pound-for-pound fighters.

He has been in with most of the top fighters in the welterweight division.  He holds victories over Yordenis Ugas, Danny Garcia and Andre Berto and lost close decisions to Errol Spence and Keith Thurman. 

"We are going to break his rhythm, break his timing.  I think that is the first and biggest key to this fight - just breaking his rhythm and his timing and then after that - my dad said it best - as long as Shawn is ready, he can take on the world. Bomac (Crawford's trainer) and Terence said the same, you are all in for a treat. You got two fighters with the same mindset and about the same abilities and so on, you are in for a great night of boxing," said Porter.

Crawford-Porter will be distributed by ESPN+. The PPV will also include Esquiva Falcao-Patrick Volny, Zhanibek Alimkhanuly-Hassan N'Dam and Raymond Muratalla-Elias Damian Araujo.

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