What is the Legacy of Shawn Porter?

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  1. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

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    Good fighter who fought most of the top guys and always acquitted himself well but I've always thought he was overrated.
     
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  2. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yeah he was overrated at times, he went through Paulie Malignaggi some people lost thier minds.
     
  3. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

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    He fought at MW (165) in the amateurs against the likes of Usyk, Danny Jacobs, Boo Boo, Degale, Carlos Gongora, Shawn Estrada, Domonic Wade, Willie Monroe Jr., J'Leon Love among many others. He's a very thick-set strong guy who was big for the weight
     
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  4. Slyk

    Slyk Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Strong, well conditioned fighter who had sloppy technique for a fighter in the elite circuit. He tried hard, did pretty well, but will be remembered as a guy who lost to all the best.

    Spence said it best when he said "Shawn fights like he's drowning and trying to swim"
     
  5. AliHolmesMayweather

    AliHolmesMayweather New Member Full Member

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    Good fighter but unfortunately couldn't cross the threshold to being an elite fighter.
     
  6. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    A rematch with Ugas wasn't where the money was so I can see that
     
  7. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Lord President of the Council Full Member

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    Good fighter. A very good fighter and I would say consequential in that he was the barometer of his generation in letting us know how good others were.
     
  8. JOKER

    JOKER Raiden's Big Papi Full Member

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    Letttuce be real — Porter didn't want that smoke again. He got beat the hell up.
     
  9. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I like your use of the word barometer in judging Porter , very accurate . Unlike the phrase gatekeeper which doesn't apply to Shawn.
     
  10. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Lord President of the Council Full Member

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    Exactly he was no gatekeeper at all more the barometer.
     
  11. dogcatcher

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    For the 2010-2020 Era
    A-class Welterweights: Crawford & Spence
    B-class: Porter, Thurman, Danny Garcia, Kell Brook, etc.
     
  12. ChuckOneChair

    ChuckOneChair Oldskoolting banned Full Member

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    he was like the welterweight Joseph Parker

    Good durable top 10 fighter, but will be easily forgotten and always lost to the best.
     
  13. ChuckOneChair

    ChuckOneChair Oldskoolting banned Full Member

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    I can understand why he retired cause Ennis and Stanionis would beat the **** out of him.
     
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  14. Mike_b

    Mike_b Active Member Full Member

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    If he had stuck around ten more years he would be the new Mosley, not ducking anyone and fighting the best. Taking on all comers win or lose. Matter of fact most of the sons of legends never come through with as good of a career as their fathers (Mosley, Chavez,Camacho, Pacquiao, Rahman, etc etc) I guess we were blessed in an era with a lot of temporary greats, no doubt.
     
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  15. Reg

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    Thurman performed just as well if not better than Spence did against Porter. As did Brook.
     
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