Former two time Welterweight Champion Shawn Porter has announced his retirement from Boxing following his tenth round stoppage victory to Three Division and reigning WBO Champ Terence Crawford on Saturday night.
Crawford dropped Porter twice in the 10th round and the second forcing the Porter’s father and trainer to throw in the towel. With the win, Crawford retained his unbeaten record and became the first fighter to stop Porter.
Porter, who expressed disappoint after the second knockdown said during the post fight press conference at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino that, he would still retire, even if the fight ended a victory for him.
“I’m prepared to retire,” Porter said. “I was prepared to announce my retirement tonight, win, lose or draw. We had the date they was telling us we was gonna have to do it again [if Porter won]. I was not gonna do it again. I’m announcing my retirement right now.”
Shawn Porter leaves the professional boxing world with a 31-4-1, 17 KOs and had only lost a Majority Decision to former world Champion Kell Brook and a unanimous decision to Keith Thurman and Errol Spence before his loss to Crawford.
Porter pulls the curtain over a thirteen year career which has seen him win World titles in two different occasions, the IBF Welterweight Title and the WBC Welterweight Title. He owns victories over former and present world champions Yordenis Ugas, Danny Garcia, Andre Berto, Paulie Malignaggi, Devon Alexander and Julio Diaz.
“I knew that Errol Spence Jr. was gonna be my last fight, after 2017 I think it was, when he won his championship [from Kell Brook],” Porter said. “And I said he would be the last one I fought. And after we fought, I felt there was something else, and that something else was Terence Crawford. I said win, lose or draw, it doesn’t matter – I’ve given this sport a great deal, from the training to the competition, and more training. And after you fought everybody at the top, what more do you do? I’m not gonna be a gatekeeper.”
Porter is presently an analyst for Fox Sports and will possibly focus his energy on that following his retirement.