IBF Welterweight World Champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. and WBC Welterweight Champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter had an intense faceoff at Wednesday’s final press conference before they headline a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View this Saturday, September 28 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
The fight is just days away, and the intensity is starting to heat up. For Spence, the goal is to shut up both Shawn and his dad/trainer, Kenny Porter on Saturday night.
“I don’t make anything of the words he’s saying,” Spence said. “We train hard, and we’re focused and prepared for anything he brings Saturday night.
“He’s been talking a lot, his dad’s been talking a lot, and I’m going to shut him up. They’re going to call me the “show-stopper’ after Saturday night.”
In his last fight, Spence went all 12 rounds when he dominated Mikey Garcia by unanimous decision back in March, but against Porter, Spence wants a knockout, which has never happened to Porter.
“I just have to do what I’ve been doing,” Spence said. “I don’t care about the rounds as long as it doesn’t go 12. I’m going to win and do it in dominating fashion.
“It’s important to me to get the knockout. It’s a goal of mine to stop him, and I hope to get it done. If can’t get it done, then I’m just going to be comfortable with the victory. But you know I’m looking for the stoppage.”
At the end of the night, Spence expects to walk out of the ring with two belts.
“This is going to be an amazing event come Saturday night,” he said. “I will be the unified champion of the world. Shawn comes to fight, and I embrace that. I can’t wait because I promise this is going to be one for the history books.”
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