A Couple of the welterweight titles Will Soon be Merged on September 28, in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, as Shawn”Showtime” Porter collides with Errol”The Truth” Spence Jr..
Even the IBF welterweight champion, Spence Jr., is a -900 favored in this fight with the WBC titleholder, Porter, coming straight back in +550.
It’s no surprise to watch Spence as a favorite in this bout which is par for the course . The Truth was a -450 preferred against Mikey Garcia and -300 against Kell Brook to win the IBF title.
On the other hand, this is the second time in the previous few struggles that Porter was an underdog. He closed from Danny Garcia to the vacant WBC title in 2018, a bout at +125 that he won. Showtime was a struggle where Porter lost by decision, an underdog in his own bout with Keith Thurman for the WBA belt in 2017. ??
Porter also does a terrific job in staying light slipping punches before discovering his chances to bite down on his mouthpiece and allows his hands fly and has instincts. His footwork is unique and he uses it to make his opponents miss in addition to get to throw flurries of punches, beating his stature. Lastly, he moves nearly as great in the round as he can in the first, however he lacks knockout power with never earned a win in that fashion.
Meanwhile, Spence is extremely great at with his jab to set up his offense and maintain his opponents and preserving distance. With the use of his jab until he starts to let his hand fly which puts them at a poor manner, he piles on the cries and wears his foes. By knockout, 21 have been of The Truth About 25 wins and his decision win over Mikey Garcia in March was his battle to go a span of 11 fights, because 2014 to the judges’ scorecards.
I think that Porter is going to have some problems shutting the distance as Spence fires out that jab and powerfully that it ought to cease Showtime in his tracks. Porter might have a speed advantage in this bout but strategy and power slim in favour of Spence.
Prediction: Errol Spence Jr. (-900) via decision
Odds at August 19