We are just days away now from perhaps the most anticipated fight of the year, IBF 147 pound Kingpin Errol “The Truth” Spence will put his belt on the line in a unification bout with WBC belt holder Shawn “Showtime” Porter. Spence is ranked #2 in our latest welterweight rankings and Porter is #4. This is boxing at its best, two world champs, two top-five fighters, two future hall of famers still in their primes of their careers. Spence, from Dallas, Texas will enter the ring as a prohibitive favorite. He was picked by every single one of our experts on our “3 Rounds with 3DBoxing” video and Las Vegas has him Spence as a massive -800 favorite and Porter at +500 according to Betonline. Porter, a two-time welterweight champ has fought everyone in the division and has a sizable advantage in the experience department in these type fights over his opponent despite that no one is picking Showtime.
We expect Porter to have success early getting on the inside and being able to rough Spence up and win a few rounds early. Through four rounds Porters all-out aggression has it a pretty even fight. Spence begins to get into his rhythm in the fifth catching Porter coming in and slowing down his man.Porter is no longer having success getting inside the jab of the taller and longer Texan. Spence also starts to push Porter backwards and beat him up in the exchanges on the inside as he rips right hooks to the head and body of the WBC welterweight champ. By the closing three rounds, Spence is well ahead on the scorecards and begins to open up, looking for the knockout he starts unloading on Showtime dropping him twice in the final three rounds. A battered Shawn Porter holds on and makes into the final bell. However, the decision is academic as Errol Spence unifies the two straps via unanimous decision via scores of 118-108- X2 & 117-109.