Errol Spence on Shawn Porter: ‘I’m gonna knock his ass out.’
Errol Spence intends to punish Shawn Porter when they face off in a unification bout.
Errol Spence and Shawn Porter are ready to unify titles at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on September 28. Spence (25-0, 21KOs) holds the IBF welterweight title, while Porter (33-2, 17KOs) holds the WBC version.
Based on Porter’s recent performance against Yordenis Ugas in March, Spence has doubt on his ability to outbox an opponent. Porter didn’t appreciate the criticism, and they engaged into a heated debate during the press conference to announce the fight.
“You think I had the wrong game plan?” Porter asked Spence.
“You try to box me, see what happen,” replied Spence. “I’ma put you on your ass.”
In a fight that could have gone either way, Porter retained his title over Ugas by spit decision. Recognizing other top opponents whom Porter came up short against, Spence is confident he’ll emerge as the unified champion.
The 2012 U.S. Olympian has shown his ability to control the pace of the fight and win decisively over top opponents like Lamont Peterson, Kell Brook, and Mikey Garcia.
“What’s your prediction Errol?” asked Poter.
“I’m gonna beat you up, you know I’m gonna punish you.” said Spence.