Shawn Porter treats himself to a new 2020 Porsche Panamera GTS
By Chris Williams: Shawn Porter bought himself a 2020 Porsche Panamera GTS on Wednesday in treating himself a fine car after his gruelling battles against Errol Spence Jr. and Yordenis Ugas in 2019.
Porter’s new Porsche Panamera GTS goes for $129,000. It’s a nice vehicle. As for who Porter (30-3-1, 17 KOs) will be fighting next, he’s not saying. Porter, 31, wants a rematch with Spence (26-0, 21 KOs), who beat him by a controversial 12 round split decision last September in Los Angeles, but that’s probably not going to take place.
Porter hints he’s being avoided by the elite welterweights
“If @ErrolSpenceJr is the “Boogeyman” at 147, I must be the Candyman cuz these guys are afraid to even say my name!” said @ShowtimeShawnP. @MannyPacquiao @DannySwift @keithfthurmanjr @FloydMayweather@TheNotoriousMMA #ItsShowtime #ThePorterWay @PBConFOX @premierboxing.”
Spence was hurt in a car crash last October in Dallas, Texas, and he’s surely not going to sign for an immediate rematch with ‘Showtime’ Shawn Porter in his first fight back, whenever that is.
Porter also wants to face Manny Pacquiao, Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia and Terence Crawford. Those fights are unlikely as well for the first half of 2020. Pacquiao’s short list of opponents for his next fight are Spence, Danny Garcia and Mikey Garcia. Porter, with his loss to Spence, isn’t on his list.
If Porter can’t get any of the big names to fight him in 2020, Yordenis Ugas (25-4, 12 KOs) would likely be happy to fight him again. Porter beat the Cuban Ugas by a controversial 12 round split decision last March in Carson, California. Ugas did well in getting the better of Porter throughout the fight when they were in close.
Porter needs an opponent for next fight
The strength of Ugas gave Porter a lot of problems, so he opted to try and box him from the outside. That didn’t work either, as Ugas fought well on the outside as well. The judges scored it 115-13, 116-112 for Porter, and 117-111 for Ugas. Boxing News 24 and this writer had Ugas winning 117-111. It wasn’t even close. Ugas was a much better fighter than Porter on that night. You can’t blame Porter for not wanting to fight Ugas again, because he’s a bad style match-up for him. Ugas thrives on fighting on the inside, and he would be a problem for Porter in a second fight.
Porter might be perceived as more trouble than he’s worth by the other top PBC fighters and Top Rank star Crawford. Shawn’s roughhouse style of fighting makes him tough for a lot of the elite level welterweights, since he crows his opponents and doesn’t give them room to throw.
Porter is short, heavy and he can throw with power at close range. Sometimes Porter’s head and elbows come in contact with his opponents’ faces, resulting in them being cut. That obviously doesn’t help Porter in getting the top guys to face him, because it’s a style that is similar to MMA cage-fighting that he uses. It takes a lot of adjustments from a fighter to deal with that kind of fighting style.
It won’t be a good idea at this point for Porter to stay out of the ring inactive, waiting for one of the big names. Porter could end up waiting for nothing, and still not get a big fight.
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