Malignaggi: Shawn Porter doesn’t have the experience or tools to beat me

003-Paulie-Malignaggi-IMG_0393By Allan Fox: Paulie Malignaggi (33-5, 7 KO’s) will be challenging unbeaten IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (23-0-1, 14 KO’s) on April 19th on the undercard of the Beibut Shumenov vs. Bernard Hopkins fight at the DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia, USA. Malignaggi thinks his experience will be too much for the young 26-year-old Porter, who has faced much lesser opposition during his 6-year pro career.

“Porter is a good fighter and I’m sure he’ll be a champion again in the future, but he doesn’t have the tools or experience to beat me.”

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Shawn Porter vs. Paulie Malignaggi on April 19th, Winner Must Fight Kell Brook

brook324By Michael Byrne: Shawn Porter has arranged a voluntary defence of his new IBF 147lb title with the biggest available name, Paulie Malignaggi, but the IBF have stated that the winner must fight mandatory challenger Kell Brook within 90 days. This is great news all round. Porter gets to fight another big name after springing onto the big stage with his upset victory over Devon Alexander.

Malignaggi didn’t get his rematch with Broner, nor a fight with Maidana to get his belt back, but now he gets a chance to become a three-time world champion. And Kell Brook, after challenging Gary Russell Jr. for the award for the most consecutive tune-up fights ever, will finally fight for a title (assuming it isn’t repeatedly cancelled through injuries again, as was the case with his proposed fight with Alexander).

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Porter vs. Malignaggi winner must face Kell Brook by Summer, says IBF

malignaggi783By Scott Gilfoid: The International Boxing Federation (IBF) has given IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (23-0-1, 14 KO’s) an exception to take on former two division world champion Paulie Malignaggi (33-5, 7 KO’s) in an optional title defense with the stipulation that the winner of the Porter-Malignaggi fight must face #1 IBF Kell Brook (31-0, 21 KO’s) by this Summer, according to Fightnews.

Porter, 26, was supposed to be fighting Brook next, but he got permission from the IBF to take the fight against #2 WBA, #3 WBC, #4 WBO, #5 IBF, Malignaggi next. However, the fight must be staged by April 19th at the latest, otherwise Porter will have to fight Brook next, and not Malignaggi.

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Khan names opponent list for next fight: Malignaggi, Broner, Porter & Peterson

malignaggi5656By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) is now actively looking to line up his Plan B opponent after being bypassed by Floyd Mayweather Jr. for his May 3rd fight. Khan is interested in fighting one of these names for his next fight in April or May: Paulie Malignaggi, Lamont Peterson, Shawn Porter or Adrien Broner, according to BoxNation. Peterson and Malignaggi are retread opponents for Khan, as he stopped Malignaggi in the 11th round in 2010. Khan was beaten by Peterson by a 12 round decision in 2011.

I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Khan were to fight Malignaggi next fight, because that would be a safe fight for Khan to keep him winning until Mayweather gives him a shot. With the news yesterday from Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer that Mayweather still is interested in fighting Khan, but not for May, it would make sense for Khan to take a soft touch like Malignaggi for his next fight instead of someone that could beat him.

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Brook wants Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter winner in June

thurman11By Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBA, Kell Brook (23-0-1, 14 KO’s) says he’ll be fighting the winner of the proposed Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter fight by next June at the latest. The Thurman-Porter fight is being talked about by Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer for next April, and the chances are very high that Thurman will emerge as the winner of that fight unless he can somehow mug Thurman in the same way he did to Devon Alexander last December.

“Shawn Porter vs. Keith Thurman. The winner I get before June.”

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Shawn Porter used old blueprint to defeat Alexander

08 Porter victory IMG_3724(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Eric Thomas: Shawn Porter (23-0-1, 14 KO’s) says he used the blueprint from Devon Alexander’s loss to Tim Bradley from 2011 to defeat Alexander (25-2, 14 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision and take his IBF welterweight title last night at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Porter’s father felt that the blueprint that Bradley created would be perfect to beat Alexander a second time by using a lot of aggression and smothering him. It worked well with the judges giving Porter the win by the scores 115-113, 116-112, 116-112.

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Shawn Porter vs. Broner Possible dream match-Up: Who wins?

07 Porter vs Alexande IMG_3180(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Allen Hmiel: Talk about an evenly matched fight between a talented Shawn Porter 23-0-1 versus the “future of boxing,” as he calls himself Adrian Broner at 27-0. The unbeaten newly crowed IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter and WBA welterweight champion Adrian Broner are built the same way and both possess the quick hands and boxing ability to draw fan interest.

Two evenly matched similar fighters would be a great fight in the immediate future in early 2014.

Shawn destroyed a vastly overrated former IBF 147 lb. champion Devon Alexander and took Devon’s title belt last night in their fight on Showtime. Broner has an easy fight coming up against the one dimensional Marcos Maidana next week.

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Devon Alexander sees win over Porter leading to bigger things

alexander342By Allan Fox: IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (25-1, 14 KO’s) expects to look strong on Saturday night in making his second defense of his title against the unbeaten Shawn Porter (22-0-1, 4 KO’s) at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Alexander, 26, has seen some of Porter’s fights and he’s not been overly impressed with what he’s seen of his skills. He feels that Porter is definitely a level below him in the talent department. Those thoughts are echoed by a lot of other boxing fans as well.

Alexander said this via Sky Sports “His [Porter] skills are limited. You can expect me to win and be explosive. I’m going to be smart and get the win. After this fight we can expect bigger and better things. I’ll be a major player at 147.”

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Devon Alexander defends against Shawn Porter this Saturday on Showtime

By Allan Fox: IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (25-1, 14 KO’s) defends his title against the unbeaten Shawn Porter (22-0-1, 14 KO’s) this Saturday on Showtime at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. This is a step up from Alexander’s last title defense against Britain’s Lee Purdy, but it’s a step down from the guy that Alexander defeated to capture his IBF title against the hard hitting Randall Bailey.

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Porter: Rios will take a lot of shots from Pacquiao

rios545By Chris Williams: Former sparring partner of Manny Pacquiao, the unbeaten welterweight contender Shawn Porter, believes that the boxing world is going to see the old version of Pacquiao in 9 days when he faces Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) on November 23rd in Macao, China. Porter sees Rios taking a ton of head shots in this fight and he wonders how he’s going to be able to take all those punches for 12 rounds.

We don’t know what Pacquiao is going to do once he starts getting hit by Rios in return. Yes, it’s likely that Pacquiao will land a of quick shots in the early going, but the question is what happens to him when he starts taking big head shots in return.

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