🗣️|| “I see him (Shawn Porter) as a tough opponent. He’s the world champion, and he throws a lot of punches. He is very energetic. So that’s why he’s a success. He’s a rough guy, and he does whatever it takes to win. So from that aspect…
We have a good one on the way, as relentless WBC Welterweight Titlist 🇺🇸“Showtime” Shawn Porter (30-2-1, 17KO) will meet revered, undefeated P4P mega-talent, IBF Welterweight Titlist 🇺🇸Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (25-0-0, 21KO) Saturday, September 28th for a World Title Unification bout to further sort out the hierarchy of the Welterweight division on their side of the table. This bout will take place at the famed Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, and will be shown on FOX-PBC, to be purchased on PPV. Continue reading “Showtime Meets the Truth for Title Unification in Los Angeles, California”
The fight wasn’t particularly an entertaining one, or one that coaches will record and show their fighters to practice emulating, but it was a close, competitive fight throughout all 12 rounds.
By way of ridiculously contrasting scorecards, ‘Showtime’ Shawn Porter (30-2-1, 17KO) eeked out a split-decision victory over Yordenis Ugas (23-4-0, 11KO) for the first defense of his WBC Welterweight title belt.
In large, Porter used his improved footwork to try and offset Ugas counterpunching ability, to try and get him off balanced and exploit him at angles. Ugas main tactic was to keep him measured behind a lengthy power jab, looking to time Porter’s unorthodox technique, and find opportunities to counterpunch.
Ugas for large chunks of the fight stayed very measured, and found opportunities to land multiple left hooks to the body. For Porter, while he found success in landing some lead right hands upstairs, it was surprising that he didn’t try to spend more time getting inside of Ugas reach, going to work and wailing at his body to bring him down to his height.
The final round featured a Shawn Porter who fought as if he either thought the fight was in the bag, or felt he was ahead on the scorecards, despite the urgency from his Trainer/Father Kenny Porter exhibited in the final rounds of the fight.
Upon the revelation of the judges scorecards, the crowd in majority wasn’t in agreement with the decision, letting their feelings be known, and Ugas showed some natural frustration as to how the judging panned out against his behalf. Here were the judges scores, as well as Project Combat’s scorecard…
Steve Morrow = 116 – 112 for SHAWN PORTER
Zachary Young = 117 – 111 for YORDENIS UGAS
Max De Luca = 115 – 113 for SHAWN PORTER
PROJECT COMBAT SCORECARD
Tré Berry = 114 – 114 for a DRAW
This weekend, we will see the return of 2X Welterweight & current WBC Welterweight titlist ‘Showtime’ Shawn Porter (29-2-1, 17KO) in the ring to take on a difficult task standing in his way, and that will be acclaimed Cuban Olympic Bronze-Medalist Yordenis Ugas (23-3-0, 11KO) for what is officially his 1st shot at a world Championship in the professional ranks.
Everyone knows what Porter is all about; he looks to wear you down physically, as well as mentally, and he likes to keep his opponent guessing, keeping them off-balanced so that he dictates the type of action that he wants to take in the ring. Despite the fact that his style isn’t smooth or easy to watch, it’s pretty common for people to lose sight that he can be a versatile boxer when need be, and for this match, I suspect he will have to diversify his attack to bring his green belt back home with him in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ugas, like many Cuban fighters, is a very well schooled boxer that possesses a high boxing IQ, who also has quality timing and footwork. With this being his first chance at a world title, we should expect the best out of the #6 WBC world contender, and particularly for this match-up, he is a very live dog in this fight, who could possibly turn the tides if he sticks to his advantages.
This fight will be aired Saturday, March 9th, live on FOX-PBC, and its undercard starts at 8 P.M. EST. Tune in to see this intriguing bout take place.