Porter vs Formella Info
Shawn Porter beat Sebastian Formella by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 22nd August 2020 at Microsoft Theater in LA.
The scorecards were announced as 120-108, 120-108, 120-108 in favor of winner Shawn Porter.
The fight took place over rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Porter vs Formella stats
Shawn Porter stepped into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Sebastian Formella made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 22 wins and draws, with 10 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Porter had advantage in power over Formella, with a 57% knock out percentage over Formella's 45%.
Shawn Porter was the younger man by 1 year, at 32 years old.
Formella had a height advantage of 3 inches over Porter. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Shawn Porter & Sebastian Formella fought out of an orthodox stance.
Porter was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 5 years and 7 months earlier than Formella, who’s first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 86 more professional rounds, 243 to Formella's 157.
Shawn Porter went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBC, 4 by the WBO and 9 by the IBF in the 147lb division.
Sebastian Formella was ranked number 14 by the WBC and 8 by the IBF in the 147lb division.
Porter vs Formella form
Porter had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Keith Thurman on 25th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Adrien Broner on 20th June 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Erick Bone on 13th March 2015 by knockout in the 5th round at Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario.
Before that, he had been beaten by Kell Brook on 16th August 2014 by majority decision in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
He had won against Paulie Malignaggi on 19th April 2014 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at DC Armory, Washington.
Formella had won 4 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Roberto Arriaza on 18th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Edel-Optics.de Arena, Hamburg, Germany.
Previous to that, he had beat Thulani Mbenge on 6th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at CU Arena Neugraben, Hamburg.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Ilias Essaoudi on 29th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Sporthalle, Hamburg.
Before that, he had won against Angelo Frank on 24th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Inselparkhalle, Hamburg.
Porter's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 2 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
Formella's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year 9 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.5 rounds on average.
What time did Porter vs Formella start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:30 pm EST / 8:30 pm PST at Microsoft Theater, LA, United States, which was around 4:30 am BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Porter vs Formella?
Porter vs Formella was broadcast on FOX in the US.