With 4 different champions at welterweight: Pacquiao (WBA), Porter (WBC),Spence (IBF), Crawford (WBO) we will be one step closer to a possible unified champ in a loaded division when Errol Spence (25-0, 21KOs) will take on Shawn Porter (30-2-1, 17KOs) on September 28th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and presented live via FOX Sports PPV.
Spence looks to continue his championship campaign at 147 while snatching the WBC strap from Porter. Spence is a strong southpaw. He pounds the body good and wears his opponent down relentlessly. He also proved he could box when he at times outboxed Mexican-American superstar Mikey Garcia which was a shock too many. He showed he is more versatile than most people think.
Porter possesses a good chin and his not afraid to get in, mix it up and make it a nasty fight. He has a great work ethic and it shows with his almost endless stamina in the ring. The power advantage will go to Spence in this fight but porter might be able to make Spence fight at a pace that would be hard to keep up with.
The winner of this bout will hold 2 of the belts in the division and show open up the pathway to the other two champions of the division, setting up the big fights everyone has been dying to see. We may soon find out who will eventually reign supreme in the welterweight division!
Also on the card we have the return of “El Bandera Roja” David Benavidez (21-0, 18KOs) as he goes against WBC super middleweight champion Anthony ” The Dog” Dirrell ( 33-1-1, 24KOs). Benavidez looks to claim what was once his.