Team Porter: If Berto Doesn't Have Opponent, We're Interested

By Ryan Burton

Former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (26-2-1, 16KOs) is looking to return to the ring for the first time since his narrow decision loss to WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman in June. The fight, which took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, is considered by most fans and experts alike as one of the top fights of the year. recently caught up with Porter and his father Kenny to get an update on his career.

"I don't know at this time. We want the rematch (with Thurman) but outside of that rematch - we want something big. Whether that is Danny Garcia and going for the WBC or something like that we want another belt," said Shawn.


Garcia had been linked to a fight against Andre Berto but now appears headed towards a clash against John Molina.

So with Berto (31-4, 24KOs) potentially be left out in the cold, would the Porters be interested in facing him?

"We would take that fight. We would take a Danny Garcia fight. I think everybody knows we aren't ducking anybody. We just need a dance partner right now," Kenny responded.

"We need somebody to step up and take the phone call, take that fight. If Berto doesn't have a dance partner we would gladly take that fight. Same with Keith Thurman. We want that rematch and want those big fights."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 09-20-2016

Yes please. Would be a good fight.

Comment by BreWall on 09-20-2016

Berto wants to stay busy as well so I don't see any problem making this fight. Don't these guys have management teams? All they have to do is call Haymon.

Comment by Sledgeweather17 on 09-20-2016

[QUOTE=SkillspayBills;17055483]Only way Porter gets another title shot is if he becomes someone's mandatory. Sucks but that is the way the cookie crumbles.[/QUOTE] Not true. If Brook vacates the IBF and Spence gets the paper title, he will try to legitimise…

Comment by Rovi on 09-20-2016

Wd be great really.

Comment by Edward90 on 09-20-2016

This is why I like Porter. If someone around the division is in need of a fight, he steps right up. No BS about résumés, losses, belts, catchweights, or any other crap. He'll make concessions to get the fight that…

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