Shawn Porter draws with Julio Diaz

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Steve

Munroe Falls, OH

#1 Dec 16, 2012
Lively fight from what I heard where Porter drew with former champ Julio Diaz. I knew Porter was elite when he beat Alfonso Gomez in his last fight. Gomez is sort of a litmus test to see if your an A fighter or not. He (Gomez) is gate keeper much like Angel Manfredy was at 135 about ten years ago. Ironically Diaz's first loss was to Manfredy, but he really should've won, three blind mice were calling that fight.

I always saw some of Shane Mosley's style in Porter , the way he springs into his punches. While Porter tends to loop his punches he does so in a precise manner that can't be telegraphed. Porter has excellent lateral movement and has adapted well to the pro game. Some elite amateurs never do and are still stuck in the AAU style of boxing like Tyrell Biggs of the 84 class and more recently Zahir Raheem .

I recall seeing him in against against a 154 pound fighter last name was Webb, he was trained by former champ Charles "The Natural" Murray. Porter had a few tough moments but won decisively. Afterward he moved back down to 147. I'm not sure if he was contemplating moving to 154 or not. It's good to be in against someone bigger then you, thats why Sugar Ray Leonard was put in against Marcos Gerald who was a natural middleweight when SRL was still at 147.
roy

United States

#2 Apr 28, 2013
Did you see diaz last night ? I thought he should've got the call over amir kahn. Kahn can't take a punch, porter or any top ten welterweight would beat kahn, probably by knockout
Steve

Munroe Falls, OH

#3 Sep 12, 2013
Nice to see Porter now has a win over Diaz. A lot of people thought Diaz beat Kahn, it would be nice to see Porter fight the winner of Alexander vs Kahn
Steve

Cleveland, OH

#4 Oct 12, 2013
Well what do you know, Porter is facing Alexander next ! This should be a good fight for Porter, although Alexander did suprise me in how he dominated Marcos Maidana with ease. Porter has the physical strength to back Alexander up and lateral movement to befuddle Alexander. Also remember Alexander quit when he got into the deep waters against Timothy Bradley a few years ago in Detroit.
Steve

Munroe Falls, OH

#5 Dec 14, 2013
Congrats to Shawn ! The welter-weight champ hails from Stow. I was very impressed on how Shawn took the fight to Devon Alexander and didn't let off the gas or didn't buckle from Alexander's late rallies. My hat goes off to Alexander as well who had prior to Porter fought and beat three of the hardest pound for pound punchers in boxing : Randall Bailey, Lucas Matheyesse , and another recent belter claimer Marcos Maidana.

Logic tells you a unification fight with Maidana is looming on the horizon but there are a lot of interesting match-ups for Porter out there - former belt holders like Guerro, Collazo and Cano, a top 15 guy like Aydin or English star Kell Brook, who is his mandatory. Based on what I saw from Shawn I would make him a 2.5 to 1 favirote over Brook at this point.
Steve

Stow, OH

#6 Aug 12, 2014
Porter TKO over Kell Brook rounds between rounds 7-9.
Troy

Cleveland, OH

#7 Aug 17, 2014
Too much holding from Kell Brook
Steve

Stow, OH

#8 Aug 26, 2014
Troy wrote:
Too much holding from Kell Brook
Maybe so, off night for Porter and he had the wrong strategy bobbing & Weaving to try to close the distance on Kell Brook - who was already too far out of range most of the time; porter seemed to waste a lot of movement employing this tatic. Porter did have a plan b trying to set brook up with a counter punch in the last third of the fight but couldn't land the big one. Porter will be back.

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