By Dennis Taylor
When he remembers his razor-thin losses to Keith Thurman and Kell Brook, former IBF welterweight champ Shawn Porter says the only rounds he remembers are the close ones — and he dwells on what he might have done to swing them the other way.
With a couple of well-timed punches or flurries, Porter might still be an undefeated world champion at this point, rather than a guy waiting for another shot at glory.
The 29-year-old joined us Sunday, alongside his father/trainer, Kenny Porter, for an in-depth discussion about the talent-stacked 147-pound weight division, a conversation rife with speculation about Thurman, Brook, Jeff Horn, Manny Pacquiao, Danny Garcia, and Terence Crawford.
They’re ready to take on any of the above in their quest to exit the sport at the top of the heap.
Our interview with the Porters is preceded by our brand-new segment featuring British boxing oracle Paul McLaughlin, who unpacks part of the fascinating boxing scene in the United Kingdom in his lively, 4-minute segment. And we lead off, as always, with expert analysts Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti, who weigh in on the Mayweather-McGregor phenomenon/farce, among other topics.
Front to back, this is an informative and action-packed episode.
Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of “Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy,” currently on Amazon’s Bestsellers list.
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