By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Errol Spence Jr. defeated Shawn Porter on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. With the win, he unified the World Boxing Council World Welterweight title and the International Boxing Federation World Welterweight title.
It was a split decision, as Spence Jr. won on two of the cars with a 116-111 and a 116-111 tally. Porter had a 115-112 on one judge’s scorecard.
Spence Jr. landed 221 of his 745 punches thrown. He landed 30% of the punches thrown.
Porter landed the post punches ever by a Spence Jr. opponent with 172. He thrown 744, so he landed 23% of the punches thrown.
In terms of power punches, Spence Jr. threw 184 and landed 416. He landed 44% of the power punches thrown.
Porter on the other hand landed 142 of the 553 power punches. He landed just 26% of the power punches thrown.
In total, Spence Jr. landed 108 head punches and 113 body punches for 221 landed. Porter landed 128 head punches and 44 body punches for 172.
With the win, Spence Jr. improved to 26-0 in his career. The Desoto, Texas native will face Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native Danny Garcia next in his next fight at some time down the road.
The Las Vegas, Nevada native fell to 30-3-1 in his boxing career. Porter said after the fight that he felt the 11th round knockdown by Spence Jr. cost him the fight.
This is Porter’s first loss since being defeated by Keith Thurman on June 25th, 2016 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with the World Boxing Association World Welterweight Title on the line. He also was defeated by Kell Brook on August 16th, 2014 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California for the International Boxing Federation World Welterweight Title.
The loss snapped Porter’s four-fight win streak. During his win streak, he defeated Andre Berto, Adrian Granados, Danny Garcia, and Yordenis Ugas.