Shawn Porter has not given up on the goal of reclaiming his IBF welterweight world title.
The 29-year-old Porter (27-2-1, 17 KOs) lost his title back in August of 2014, in a close points loss to Kell Brook.
Porter had been targeting a Brook rematch for the last few years, but this past May the Sheffield fighter was dethroned by United States Olympian Errol Spence. Brook suffered a fractured orbital bone and was stopped in the eleventh round of the bout to lose his title.
Porter, who earlier this year knocked out former world champion Andre Berto, will return to action on November 4th when he faces tough as nails Adrian Granados (18-5-2, 12 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Porter often reflects on what he did wrong against Brook.
"What I didn’t do against Brook was what I did do against (Paulie) Malignaggi: Use my jab. I pretty much rushed in for 12 rounds. I would be a lot more patient [in a rematch], setting things up with my jab, which is how boxing is done," Porter told Premier Boxing Champions.
And he certainly wants to get in the ring with Spence before everything is said and done. He wants to fight Spence and as many big name welterweights as possible before a move to junior middleweight is seriously considered.
"It's up to my team, but I don’t see myself retiring without fighting Errol Spence. As you get older, your body matures, but we’re doing everything we can to remain at 147. I’m not sure how long, or, if ever, it will be before we consider moving up to 154," Porter said.
Spence is due to return in January, when he makes his first defense against former world champion Lamont Peterson.
Porter is technically the mandatory challenger to the WBC title, which is held by Keith Thurman - who doesn't plan to fight again until the first quarter of 2018.