Errol Spence puts respect aside, insists he is looking to knock out Shawn Porter on September 28th

C Johnson

Chris lives in U.S.A. He loves attending shows and chatting to boxing stars and sharing his opinion. He likes to write about UK and USA boxing news and you can read various news story’s ranging from interviews to opinion pieces.

KO Boxing Forum

On Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles, IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. and WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter came face to face ahead of their big pay per view fight.

Spence will face Porter on September 28th from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, with FOX pay per view televising the event.

It has also been revealed that the undercard is now complete, with such matchups as WBC super-middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell meeting former champion David Benavidez, unbeaten contenders Mario Barrios and Batyr Akhmedov meeting, and a welterweight slugfest between Josesito Lopez and John Molina Jr.

See Also

People seem to be split on the quality of the pay per view, but there is no denying that Spence vs. Porter is a fantastic matchup to be made. For Spence, who is coming off his first pay per view this past March when he defeated Mikey Garcia, he is happy for another big show.

“This is going to be an amazing event,” Spence stated. “The co-main event could be the main event on any normal, but this main event is going to be fire. You know it’s man down when I get in the ring and we’re going to show you just that on September 28.”

Spence and Porter have always been friendly of one another, with Shawn’s father Kenny recalling Errol’s potential even as an amateur. The respect is there, from Spence’s end.

“Shawn is a warrior who always comes to fight and leaves his heart on the table,” Spence said. “He always comes ready, but I’m in shape and ready for him too. We’re both always in exciting fights and that’s what we’re going to give the fans. I know Shawn will keep this same energy on fight night. It’s going to be an amazing moment when I get this knockout at STAPLES Center.”

But make no mistake about it, Spence is gunning to stop Porter before the end of 12.

“My whole thing is that I’m looking for the stoppage,” said Spence. “I want to make a statement that I’m clearing out the division. I want Manny Pacquiao and all of the top names in this division.”

Spence turned professional shortly after the 2012 Olympics and blazed through the competition. There was a time, about three to four years ago, that he had been calling for the big names to no avail. Instead the top dogs at welterweight fought one another as Spence had to position himself to get a title.

“This is what I’ve been waiting for,” Spence said. “I had to be on the sidelines and watch Shawn fight Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia, but now I’m in that group. I have the opportunity to fight these top guys and make my name known. You’ve seen my growth over the years to where I’m fighting in bigger and bigger stadiums and headlining the pay-per-views. Now I’m in a unification fight, which is what I’ve wanted for a long time.”

After years of feeling avoided, Spence is now headlining two pay per view shows this year against big names, and says he wants a huge fight vs. Manny Pacquiao if he wins next month.

Read more articles about: ,

Click Here, If you wish to add a COMMENT to the above article or any of the Ringnews24 boxing articles.



John Riel Casimero on the hunt for new opponent as…

John Riel Casimero on the hunt for new opponent as Naoya Inoue fight seems unlikely

WBO bantamweight champion John Riel ‘Quadro Alas’ Casimero 29-4 (20) has opted to stay in the US rather than return home to the Philippines as he waits to secure a fight. Casimero surprised many when he knocked out South African world champion Zol…

Maurice Hooker labels Regis Prograis a coward, says fight won't…

Maurice Hooker labels Regis Prograis a coward, says fight won't happen below 145lb

Former WBO junior welterweight champion Maurice ‘Mighty Mo’ Hooker 27-1-3 (18) has lashed out at former WBA champion Regis ‘Rougarou’ Prograis 24-1 (20) after their proposed fight fell through. Hooker and Prograis were expected to fight before the…

Oscar De La Hoya insists he is serious about ring…

Oscar De La Hoya insists he is serious about ring return

Oscar De La Hoya insists he is serious about a comeback 12 years after his last pro fight. The 47-year-old Californian hasn’t fought since being stopped on his stool at the end of round eight against Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas in December 2008. …

Chris Eubank Jr ready for Canelo Alvarez in September

Chris Eubank Jr ready for Canelo Alvarez in September

Chris Eubank Jr 29-2 (22) has demanded a shot at world middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez 53-1-2 (36). The 30-year-old Brit has strung together three wins since losing a 12-round points decision to George Groves two years ago, including v…

Mike Tyson calls for Deontay Wilder to "grow up"

Mike Tyson calls for Deontay Wilder to

Mike Tyson wants to see former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder 42-1-1 (41) become more dedicated to boxing ahead of his third fight with conqueror Tyson Fury 30-0-1 (21). The due have fought twice already with the first bout ending in a co…

Jason Moloney could face John Riel Casimero on Lomachenko-Lopez undercard

Jason Moloney could face John Riel Casimero on Lomachenko-Lopez undercard

Bantamweight contender Jason ‘Mayhem’ Moloney 21-1 (18) could be in line for a shot at WBO champion John Riel Casimero 29-4 (20) according to broadcaster Ben Damon. Moloney scored a dominant seventh-round stoppage of rugged Mexican Leonardo Baez i…


Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24