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

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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!

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