Errol Spence Favoured to Beat Shawn Porter at Staples Center in Los Angeles

Published on September 23rd, 2019 10:34 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

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The WBC World Welterweight Title as well as the Int. Boxing Federation Title are both on the line on Friday night. An incredibly intriguing Welterweight fight will be taking place this Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, as Errol Spence Jr. will be taking on Shawn Porter for the WBC World Welterweight Title and International Boxing Federation World Welterweight Title.

Errol Spence Jr. enters this fight as the clear favourite to win, and it is not hard to see why. Spence Jr. is considered the #2 Welterweight in the world, and he currently sports an unbeaten record of 25-0-0 with 21 knockouts. Errol's resume includes wins over Lamont Peterson, Kell Brook and Samuel Vargas, just to name a few.

The only fighter that is considered a better Welterweight than Spence Jr. is Terence Crawford. Spence Jr. currently sits ahead of the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Danny Garcia in the Welterweight rankings.

Shawn Porter, on the other hand, is currently the #4 ranked Welterweight fighter in the world, as he sports a record of 30-2-1, with 17 of his wins coming via knockout. After suffering losses to both Kell Brook and Keith Thurman, Porter has been on the way up as of late, as he has managed to put together four straight wins, including victories over Andre Berto and Danny Garcia.

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Let's take a look at the odds for this bout, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: September 23rd, 2019 10:26 am EST
Odds Subject to Change

Errol Spence, 1.12
Shawn Porter, 6.00

Shawn Porter has been on radio shows as of late, and the hosts have stated that Porter is one of the very best Welterweights in the world.

This is certainly true, though most believe that Errol Spence is just a shade better, and that he'll get the win at the Staples Center on Saturday night.

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Both fighters are still relatively young (Spence Jr. is 29, while Porter is 31), and both are likely eyeing big money fights if they are able to win.

A fight against Manny Pacquiao, for instance, lurks in the wings for the fighter who is able to pull out the victory on Friday night.

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