Shawn Porter correctly picked Terrence Crawford to beat Errol Spence Jr in their Las Vegas Super fight in July, and now the former welterweight champion sees a young fighter coming up with the same style as the current undisputed 147lb king.
Porter shared his thoughts with Boxing Social on how he thinks great boxers should be managed and that we should all appreciate them more before looking to the next challenge.
“Before you move a fighter on and see who’s going to challenge him, who can beat him – it’s the same thing with Gervonta Davis when he knocked out Ryan Garica – stop trying to see who’s going to beat this guy. Enjoy what he just did and appreciate what he just did.”
That said, the now-retired Porter goes on to pick out Jaron ‘Boot’s Ennis as his preferred next opponent for Crawford.
Ennis is a hotly tipped prospect and IBF interim world welterweight champion who is unbeaten in 32 fights with an 87.5% knockout ratio. The Philadelphia fighter was most recently out against Roman Villa in July.
“I think that with ‘Boots’ and Terrence is a mirroring fight. These guys fight a lot alike and have a lot of the same attributes. I think you got a younger version of Crawford in ‘Boots,’ you know.”
For his part, Crawford has recognised ‘Boots’ might well be a good fight but, for now, he says he is looking for bigger challenges and might potentially move up to 154lbs to find them.