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Errol Spence Jr vs Shawn Porter report
Who won Spence Jr vs Porter?
Errol Spence Jr beat Shawn Porter by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 28th September 2019 at Staples Center in LA.
The scorecards were announced as 116-111, 112-115, 116-111 in favor of winner Errol Spence Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest was for the unified welterweight championship of the world, with the IBF & WBC belts on the line.
Also, on the undercard Anthony Dirrell lost to David Benavidez for the WBC World Super Middleweight championship, Mario Barrios defeated Batyr Akhmedov for the WBA World Super Lightweight belt, Robert Guerrero was victorious over Gerald Thomas and Josesito Lopez beat John Molina Jr.
Spence Jr vs Porter stats
Errol Spence Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 25 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Shawn Porter made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Spence Jr had a large advantage in power over Porter, boosting at 84% knock out percentage over Porter's 57%.
Errol Spence Jr was the younger man by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Spence Jr had a height advantage of 3 inches over Porter. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Errol Spence Jr fought out of the southpaw stance, while Shawn Porter was an orthodox fighter.
Spence Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 year and 1 month later than Porter, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 111 less professional rounds, 142 to Porter's 253.
Spence Jr vs Porter form
Spence Jr remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Mikey Garcia on 16th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Carlos Ocampo on 16th June 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Dallas, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Lamont Peterson on 20th January 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had won against Kell Brook on 27th May 2017 by knockout in the 11th round in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
He had beat Leonard Bundu on 21st August 2016 by knockout in the 6th round at Ford Amphitheater, Coney Island, United States.
Porter had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Yordenis Ugas on 9th March 2019 by split decision in their WBC World Welterweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Danny Garcia on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had won against Adrian Granados on 4th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Andre Berto on 22nd April 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Barclays Center, New York.
He had been beaten by Keith Thurman on 25th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Errol Spence Jr had been fighting more than Shawn Porter.
Going to this contest, Errol Spence Jr had last fought 4 years, 2 months and 20 days ago, while Shawn Porter's last outing had been 4 years, 2 months and 27 days ago.
Spence Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 9 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
Porter's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 11 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.4 rounds on average.
What time did Spence Jr vs Porter start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Staples Center, LA, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Spence Jr vs Porter?
The FOX Sports PPV show is expected to begin at 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST. The Sky Sports Action broadcast of the card is expected to start at 2:00 AM (BTS).
What were the odds on Spence Jr vs Porter?
Errol Spence Jr was a 11/100 (-910) favourite going into the contest, while Shawn Porter made his way into the ring at 583/100 (+580) with oddsmakers.
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