Not many are giving WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter(30-2-1, 17 KOs) much of a chance in his unification fight against IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr.(25-0, 21 KOs) on September 28 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, but say what you will about Porter, he is a tough night for any fighter, including the undefeated Spence.
“I’m expecting there to be adversity for Errol,” Porter said at a media workout on Wednesday. “There’s going to be a moment where he realizes he’s losing this fight. He has to be solid psychologically. I don’t know if he’s going to be in the ring. I believe I have the advantage there and that I know how to get into his head.
“I think Errol’s confidence is natural like mine. But I think that he’s fed his confidence to the point where some arrogance has come out. I think he’s going to show that in the fight early on. He’s going to have to adjust. Once he recognizes that, I expect the arrogance to go out the window and that he’ll have to figure it out.”
Porter, who has two losses, believes Spence has more to lose in this fight.
“I think Errol has a lot more to lose in this fight,” Porter said. “He’s never had to deal with a loss, and most people aren’t expecting him to lose. He’s in the perfect position being considered a top welterweight. But from my perspective, I just have absolutely no intention on losing.”
In the end, Porter expects to walk out the ring with all the belts on September 28.
“Shawn Porter is going to leave the ring with two belts,” he said. “I’m going to hit him. I’m going to hit him hard and I’m going to do things you’ve never seen anyone do against Errol Spence.”
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