Shawn Christian Porter is an American professional boxer. He is a former two-time welterweight world champion. He held the IBF title from 2013 to 2014 and the WBC title from 2018 to September 2019. Porter is trained and managed by his father Kenny Porter.
About Shawn Porter in brief
Shawn Christian Porter is an American professional boxer. He is a former two-time welterweight world champion. He held the IBF title from 2013 to 2014 and the WBC title from 2018 to September 2019. Porter is trained and managed by his father Kenny Porter, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. As an amateur, Porter competed mostly as a middleweight and compiled an astounding amateur record of 276–14. In 2007 he won the World Golden Gloves Championship but at the PanAm Games Porter was knocked out in the second round by Cuban Emilio Correa. Porter began his pro career at 165½lbs on October 3, 2008 at the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury, Maryland, USA. In August 2009, Porter moved down to 154lbs, defeating Lamar Harris at the Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi. On February 18, 2011, Porter successfully defended his title against Anges Adjaho via 10 round unanimous decision. In April 2012, Porter stopped journeyman Patrick Thompson in round 6. Porter claimed the WBO NABO title by defeating Alfonso Góme on July 28 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. This was the first fight for Góme since suffering a sixth-round knockout to Saul Alvarez ten months prior to the fight. On December 15, Porter fought on the undercard of Khan-Molina at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in Los Angeles. The fight ended in a split decision against former world champion Julio Díaz.
Porter overcame a cut above his right eye in the opening round and a nasty gash in the tenth that spanned his left eyebrow to remain unbeaten in that tenth bout. The judges scored the bout 98–92, 96–94, 96-94, 97–94 and 100–89. Porter won the fight after the referee waved off the fight in round 4 after Porter knocked down Patterson. The bout was part of the first-ever televised live boxing card in 3D. Porter has won his first Championship belt, the Interim WBONABO Light Middleweight title against Russell Jordan on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights on February 19, 2010. The scorecards read 97-92, 97-93, 100-89 and 97-94. Porter was fighting at the lightest weight of his professional career to date. At 144 lbs, Porter wasFighting at 144 lbs. At 144lbs, Porter had not won in just over two years and had not fought in over a year. He has won three fights in a row, two by knockout and one by stoppage. In his fifth professional fight, Porter faced off against 31 year old Cory Jones on February 6, 2009. He was knocked down twice in round 1. Porter beat Jones via unanimous decision in the 4th round of the fight at the DeSoto Civic Center. In July, Porter beat 24 year old Ray Robinson via unanimous victory in Southaven,. Mississippi.