Boxing: Errol Spence vs Shawn Porter Preview

Tonight, IBF World Champion Errol Spence Jr. (25-0-0, 21 Ko's) and WBC Champion Shawn Porter (30-2-1, 17 Ko's) will be in one at the Staples Center in Los Angeles  Face the anticipated unification fight.  Experts consider Spence Jr. a favorite.  Yesterday the official weighing took place.

 Experts see Spence Jr. as favorites!

 Both Errol Spence Jr. and Shawn Porter yesterday weighed exactly 66.678 kilograms.
 The upcoming union fight between Errol Spence Jr. and Shawn Porter is currently making the hearts of boxing fans in the US beat faster!  With several commercials and interviews regarding the upcoming 'Main Event', the US broadcaster Fox has been heating up its audience for several weeks.

 If you ask the experts about the possible outcome of the fight, you find that the tendency for a favorite is more towards Errol Spence Jr.  The 29-year-old IBF World Champion has so far won all his 25 professional matches (21 Ko's).  The southpaw secured the IBF belt in May 2017, when he prematurely defeated former defending champion and local hero Kell Brook in the British Sheffield from the World Cup throne.

 Since then, he has put his title to risk three times and has always succeeded in a convincing manner.  Most recently, he left the hitherto unbeaten and multiple ex-champion Mikey Garcia, whom he dominated for twelve rounds at will, not a hint of a chance.  However, according to some insiders, Spence Jr., with many boxing champions predicting a long-term successful career, could now face Shawn Porter for the first big test.

 The 31-year-old Shawn Porter clearly has the advantages in terms of experience on his side.  The reigning WBC champion has had significant success in his career over well-known opponents such as Adrien Broner, Paul Malignaggi, Andre Berto, Devon Alexander and Danny Garcia.  However, in his last title defense last March against Cuban Yordenis Ugas, Porter suffered fierce criticism as many observers fiercely questioned his points victory (Split Decision).

 It will still be interesting to see how Errol Spence Jr., so hugely acclaimed by the media so far, is going to deal with the shrewd and experienced Shawn Porter.  The winner will ultimately own two world titles and may hope for a possibly even bigger "payday" next year.