Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Porter Interested in Facing Provodnikov-Matthysse Winner

By Ryan Burton

Former welterweight champion Shawn Porter is currently training for his March 13th showdown against Roberto Garcia. Porter, who is trained by his father Ken, said that he is working on boxing more and is working on getting hit less in this camp.

"I like to mix it up but we are working on boxing right now," Porter explained. "I am an aggressive fighter but we want to box him.  When I am in the ring my blood boils. That is who I am.  I want to be aggressive but I am not trying to prove to Roberto Garcia that I am bigger and stronger than him.  I just want to prove to him that he can't beat me."

As for future opponents, Porter said that he is definitely interested in facing the winner of the March 28th clash between Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov.  That fight will be contested at 140 pounds but Provodnikov has previously fought at welterweight and Matthysse has recently expressed interest in moving up in weight which makes the winner a potential future opponent.

"Ruslan and Matthysse are at the top of their division right now and right now it is about fighting the best.  People were saying that Shawn was the next best thing but the only way to prove that is to get in there with the best.  I welcome that fight any day," Porter told BoxingScene.com.

Send questions or comments to [email protected] . You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Build That Wall on 02-11-2015

The winner gets to get an ass whooping at the hands of Adrien Broner.

Comment by Yogi007 on 02-11-2015

[QUOTE=Weebler I;15370714]If Provo wins the fight is possible given that he is with Banner and has fought at welter before. Pac will probably have first dibs though. Little chance of Matthysse-Porter given Matthysse is with GBP. Imo LM is too…

Comment by Weebler I on 02-11-2015

[QUOTE=HEND;15370785][B]Doesn't Provodnikov have a contract with HBO to his American fights? Because if he has then that's excluded imo...[/B] More likely Matthysse-Porter. Maybe Haymon can work together at least with Oscar but idk... Matthysse has just gone from Haymon I…

Comment by Boxing lives on 02-11-2015

porter said he isn't trying to prove he is bigger and stronger than garcia. i guess he doesn't think he is. sounds like he doesn't wanna mix it up much with roberto.

Comment by Class Act on 02-11-2015

Porter vs Siberian Rocky will be awesome!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (21)
Top Headlines Kambosos, Pacquiao Sparring Partner, Easily Out-Boxes Perez Badou Jack: Marcus Browne Definitely Lost To 'Hot Rod' Kalajdzic Pacquiao vs. Broner - LIVE Results From Las Vegas Broner Coach: If Manny is Aggressive, He'll Get KO'd The F*** Out Thorslund Retains: Sanchez KO's Ceylan, Khattab Wins Pacquiao vs. Broner - CompuBox Historical Review Ellerbe: This is must win fight for both Pacquiao and Broner Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner: Stats & Stakes Mike Lee Eyes Jack-Browne Winner; Shot At Beterbiev's Title Lolenga Mock's Long Career Likely Over, Loses Decision To Veron Ellerbe Compares Mayweather's First PPV To Broner's Meng, Rossing, Mafoud, Poulsen Win Bouts in Nykobing Falster Broner Wants To Give Hope To Young Kids, So They Follow Dreams Photos: Oscar Rivas Crushes Bryant Jennings in Final Round Jack: Talkative Browne Insecure, Trying To Build His Confidence Daily Bread Mailbag: Crawford-Khan, Pacquiao, Maidana, More Pacquiao: Broner, Trainer Think I'm Old, But They're Wrong! Photos: Demetrius Andrade Dominates, Stops Artur Akavov Photos: Pablo Cesar Cano Demolishes Jorge Linares in One Pacquiao-Broner: Aging Legend vs. Elite Gatekeeper Linares: Cano Surprised Me, I Felt Better at 135 - Hard To Make It Demetrius Andrade: Put Golovkin in Front of Me - I'll Destroy Him! Why Most of Us Still Root For Manny Pacquiao Lomachenko vs. Crolla Ordered To Purse Bid on February 4 Demetrius Andrade Outboxes, Stops Artur Akavov in Twelfth Oscar Rivas Knocks Out Bryant Jennings in Twelfth Round Pablo Cesar Cano Destroys Jorge Linares in One Round Shocker TJ Doheny Stops Ryohei Takahashi in Eleven Rounds Shakur Stevenson Blasts Out Jessie Cris Rosales in Four Chris Algieri Holds Off Late Rally, Outpoints Danny Gonzalez Photos: Badou Jack, Marcus Browne Nearly Erupt at Weigh-In Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Ready For War Amanda Serrano Blasts Voaberger, Becomes 7 Division Champ Overweight Tepora Replaced On PPV, Stripped of Interim WBA Title Top Rank on ESPN Early Results From Turning Stone Casino Photos: Maurice Hooker, Mikkel LesPierre - Go Face To Face Photos: Dmitry Bivol, Joe Smith - Go Face To Face in New York Pacquiao-Broner Weigh-In Results From MGM Grand Bivol-Smith 3/9 DAZN Show Heading To Turning Stone Resort Andrade vs. Akavov LIVE Results From Madison Square Garden
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement