Boxing Tonight: Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter fight time and undercard, plus more
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You can say a lot of things about Shawn Porter, but don’t say he’s afraid of big fights.
Kell Brook, Adrian Broner, Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia, Yordenis Ugas, Errol Spence Jr.: his welterweight resume reads like a who’s who of the division, in which he has won two world titles.
They are almost never disappointing occasions.
His aggressive style and game aggression make for a good evening of pugilism in general, even if it has resulted in defeat in three of his 35 professional bouts.
His most recent defeat, a split decision loss to Spence Jr, was dubbed a contender for fight of the year in 2019 and saw American extend his illustrious unbeaten professional record.
On Saturday, he finds himself trying to take away a fighter’s “0,” though Terence Crawford’s streak is even longer.
Since turning pro in 2008, the Nebraskan has fought 37 times without losing a round; since Viktor Postol in 2016, no one has even gone 12 rounds with him.
Crawford, unlike Porter, has been accused of “ducking,” the modern age’s great debate, and specifically of ducking this particular fight.
It was a point of contention between the two at their final press conference.”
“When they asked me for the fight, it was just talk; there was no offer,” Crawford said.
“When [my promoters]Top Rank offered them the fight, they declined because they demanded more money.
“Then Shawn and I talked on the phone, and he asked how I felt about a possible fight with him.
“I told him we’d discuss it again if I couldn’t get the Manny Pacquiao fight.”
We’re here because I didn’t get the Pacquiao fight.”
Here we are, which is all that matters – and in an era when the heavyweight division is best known for the fight that never took place, two big names are stepping into the ring.
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Boxing Tonight: Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter TV schedule, UK fight time, and undercard, plus more
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