Shawn Porter’s ‘Inside PBC Boxing’ Canceled
By Sean Jones: Shawn Porter got some bad news with Fox’s Inside PBC Boxing’ show was canceled due to a shakeup with Fox’s programming. Also impacted by the cancellation of the program is host Abner Mares.
According to the Sports Business Journal, the cutbacks by Fox are due to the changes in programming from shows that were doing poor ratings like the PBC Boxing program. With no boxing events going on right now with PBC, it’s difficult o imagine what Porter and Mares would talk about.
While some boxing fans are pleased to see Porter knocked down a peg by having his show canceled, he was doing an excellent job. He stood out on that show. You can argue that Porter would have been a better fit as the lead on the PBC show instead of Kate Abdo, who didn’t have the same knowledge of the sport.
Former IBF/WBC welterweight champion Porter seemed pretty proud of his job as working as a host of the Inside PBC Boxing Show, and it’s got to be a disappointment for him to see the show canceled. However, it’s possible that they could bring Porter back. He showed a lot of promise as a commentator.
Shawn Porter wants a big fight
Porter is still an active fighter with a lot of good fights ahead of him. It’s good to know that when his career ends at some point, he has the potential to go into broadcasting for one of the networks. He has a gift for gab and has a lot of knowledge that the viewers can learn from.
Although Top Rank has come back with boxing on ESPN, PBC and DAZN still haven’t restarted shows due to the pandemic.
Porter (30-3-1, 17 KOs) is hoping to get a big fight against the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Terence Crawford, or Errol Spence, but it’s not looking good right now. Crawford may end up fighting Yordenis Ugas, and Spence could be facing Danny Garcia next.
After a hard time Spence had with Porter, we may not see those two fight ever again. Porter gave Spence too harsh of a match despite losing to him in the end by a 12 round split decision last September. Spence says he plans to fight Danny Garcia, Manny Pacquiao, and Crawford before leaving the 147-lb division to go up to 154.
If Spence does stick around for an additional fight, it’ll be against Keith Thurman. Spence isn’t mentioning porter as a guy that he wants to fight in the future, which means he can forget about a rematch.
Porter’s performance against Spence may have ruined his chances of getting a lot of the top guys to face him now. He’s too talented for his good, and he’s arguably scaring away the other top fighters.
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