Former IBF world welterweight champion, Shawn Porter has recently spoken about getting another crack at the title after reflecting on his regrets from losing his title to Kell Brook in 2014. Brook has since surrendered his crown after being brutally pummelled into submission at the hands of the current champion, Errol Spence.
Errol Spence has been somewhat avoided during his time in the professional rankings, but according to Porter this particular fight is one he sees himself taking down the road; “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 defence against former world champion Lamont Peterson. Porter is due to face Adrian Granados on November 4th on the Wilder vs Stiverne II undercard while he is also the mandatory challenger to the WBC title, which is held by Keith Thurman – who is currently recovering from injury and not expected back in the squared circle before the early stages of 2018.