Porter v Spence unification eyed, Thurman has first option on winner
WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter is focusing on a massive unification meeting with Errol Spence.
Porter, who defeated Danny Garcia to claim the green strap, has more titles on his mind.
Becoming the number one in the division is paramount to Porter, who sees Spence as the scalp needed to secure the honor.
“I want Errol Spence. That’s what I want. It will be humongous,” Porter told Sirius XM Boxing Radio.
“I want people coming over from other countries. I want everybody and their momma tuned in to this one. If they don’t think the promotion is there, don’t do it yet. But I do think this is the time for me, personally, to get in the ring with someone like Errol Spence.”
“I had to be the man [on growing up playing football]. I’m the same way in boxing. I gotta be the man.”
A win over Spence would thrust Porter into another massive fight as former belt holder Keith Thurman has the first option for the victor.
Losing his WBC belt due to inactivity through injury means Thurman can pick and choose his time to challenge.
Whoever possesses the green strap after Porter v Spence will then be in the crosshairs of ‘One Time’ for later in 2019.
Thurman already holds a win over Porter from a 2016 showdown. Scoring a wafer-thin decision, Thurman has fought just once since then but remains WBA ‘Super’ champion.
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