Former two-time Welterweight champion Shawn Porter has had his say on a potential super-fight between Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford.
Porter shared the ring with both men during his career and is well placed to give a great insight into what each welterweight champion offers.
‘Showtime’ fought Spence Jr back in 2019 and was edged out in a split decision with many fans thinking, he had done enough to get his hand raised.
There was no controversy when he faced Crawford in November last year when Porter was eventually stopped by ‘Bud’ in the tenth round. The defeat would mark the end of a successful career with his retirement announced in the post-fight press conference.
For most hardcore boxing fans the Undisputed Welterweight showdown would undoubtedly be the one fight they would look forward to the most in 2022. The matchup has been rumoured for some time but now looks closer than ever, with Crawford confident the fight happens this year in Las Vegas.
Porter was a guest on the Last Stand Podcast where Brian Custer put several questions to him about the two fighters.
Considering you’ve been in the ring with all of them, in your opinion who is the best welterweight fighting right now?
“The best welterweight fighting right now has to be Terence Crawford.”
“There was just a number of things that I saw, felt, sensed, the whole nine.”
“He was just that little bit better than just about everybody I’ve been in the ring with.”
You fought Errol before the accident, what was the difference between fighting him and fighting ‘Bud’ Crawford?
“I’ve got a feeling Errol would confirm this, but I think coming into the ring Errol was prepared to beat me at my game and Terence was prepared to beat me at his game.”
“Mentally, there’s a difference.”
Do you believe it will be an explosive fight?
“Absolutely. Terence Crawford versus Errol Spence will be an explosion – I can guarantee it!”
“Errol likes to be a commander-in-chief, likes to control the ring, likes to do what he wants to do. Against me he chose to try to beat me at my own game.”
“Terence goes ‘I’m coming to the ring – this is what I’m going to do – stop me'”
“You got two guys saying stop me, you can’t beat that!”