Shawn Christian Porter was born on October 27,1987 and is an American sports commentator and former professional boxer who competed from 2008 to 2021.
48 Facts About Shawn Porter
Shawn Porter was a two-time welterweight world champion, having held the IBF title from 2013 to 2014 and the WBC title from 2018 to 2019.
In 2007 he won the United States Golden Gloves Championship, but at the PanAm Games Shawn Porter was knocked out in the second round by Cuban Emilio Correa.
Shawn Porter won the fight after 4 rounds via unanimous decision.
Shawn Porter backed Suarez in a corner, landed several right hand power punches and sent him to the canvas.
In December 2009, Shawn Porter took on undefeated 27 year old Jamar Patterson at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota in a scheduled 8 round fight.
Shawn Porter won the fight after the referee waved off the fight in round 4 after Shawn Porter knocked down Patterson.
Shawn Porter won his first Championship belt, the Interim WBO NABO Light Middleweight title against Russell Jordan on ESPN's Friday Night Fights on February 19,2010.
On February 18,2011, Shawn Porter successfully defended his title against Anges Adjaho via 10 round unanimous decision.
At 144 lbs, Shawn Porter was fighting at the lightest weight of his professional career to date.
Shawn Porter overcame a cut above his right eye in the opening round and a nasty gash in the tenth that spanned his left eyebrow to remain unbeaten.
Shawn Porter started the fight well winning the opening few rounds.
On May 18,2013, Shawn Porter fought undefeated Canadian Phil Lo Greco at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Alexander and Shawn Porter had met in the amateurs in the late 1990s, with Alexander winning a 3-round decision.
Shawn Porter controlled most of the fight, beating Alexander via a unanimous decision to win the welterweight world title.
Golden Boy announced on March 12,2014, Shawn Porter would defend his newly won world title on April 19, against former world welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi on the undercard of Bernard Hopkins vs Beibut Shumenov at the DC Armory in Washington.
Shawn Porter had a huge second round, badly rocking Malignaggi multiple times.
In round four, Shawn Porter hurt Malignaggi with a lunging left hook moments later and a barrage, which included a couple of clean right hands which sent Malignaggi down and under the bottom rope.
Shawn Porter was ordered by the IBF to make his next mandatory defense against Kell Brook.
Shawn Porter threw 308 more power punches, in total landing 156 of 626 thrown.
On March 13,2015 Shawn Porter was scheduled to make his debut as a part of the Premier Boxing Champions series on Spike TV against veteran Roberto Garcia.
Shawn Porter got off to a slow start to feel what Bone would offer.
Shawn Porter then began to aim for the midsection, landing power shots, eventually dropping Bone in round 5.
Bone got up but Shawn Porter went on the attack again dropping Bone .
On May 16,2015, TGB Promotions and Mayweather Promotions announced that Shawn Porter would fight fellow Ohio boxer Adrien Broner on June 20 at the MGM Grand Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC at a catchweight of 144lbs as per Broner's demand.
Shawn Porter dominated majority of the fight to win a unanimous decision over Broner.
Thurman landed 235 of 539 punches and Shawn Porter landed 236 of 662.
In front of 9,118, Shawn Porter earned another world title fight against Thurman after he stopped Berto inside the distance.
Shawn Porter used power shots to the body of Berto to wear him down over the rounds.
Berto was dropped in round 2, the same round Shawn Porter suffered a bad cut from clash of heads.
Shawn Porter dropped Berto in round 9, forcing the stoppage.
Shawn Porter was the busier fighter, landing 175 of 448 punches thrown, whilst Berto landed 81 of 254 thrown.
Shawn Porter earned $1 million whilst Berto got the higher amount of $1.2 million for the fight.
Shawn Porter went on to state, if Porter or Garcia declined to take part in the interim title fight, he would move on to the next highest available ranked fighter.
Shawn Porter worked hard and did enough to claim the 10 rounds.
Shawn Porter faded in the 11th and 12th rounds, and resorted to using movement to preserve his win.
The crowd began to jeer in the final round, usually the more excited rounds, as Shawn Porter moved and clinched, rather than thrown punches.
At one point in the final round, Shawn Porter grabbed gold of Granados to avoid being hit.
Father and trainer, Ken stated that Shawn Porter's next fight would be against WBA and WBC champion Keith Thurman.
Shawn Porter started off slowly in the first four rounds but then came on in the second half and took over, dominating the remainder of the bout.
Shawn Porter then made adjustments and began fighting more on the inside and connecting with body shots.
CompuBox stats showed that Shawn Porter landed 180 of 742 punches thrown and Garcia landed with 168 of his 472 thrown.
On November 13,2018, it was announced that Shawn Porter would make his first defence of his WBC title on March 9,2019 against 32 year old Cuban contender and Mandatory challender Yordenis Ugas.
Shawn Porter stated that 'mandatory obligations' came in the way of that bout happening next.
Shawn Porter remained on his feet and received an eight-count by referee Jack Reiss before resuming the contest, finishing the round, and engaging in an action-packed twelfth and final round.
Shawn Porter lost the bout via tenth-round technical knockout after being knocked down twice in the tenth round, prompting his corner to pull him from the fight.
Shawn Porter was a primary commentator for NBC's Ring City USA, plus the 2020 Summer Olympics boxing coverage.
In 2020, Shawn Porter launched The Shawn Porter Way Podcast, a weekly podcast he hosts with two co-hosts that focuses on boxing and the world of sports.