Errol Spence Jr. became the ruler of the WBC and IBF Welter Class after defeating Shawn Porter in the title unification battle. Spence Jr. became the king of the WBC Welter Class and IBF after winning a narrow number over Porter in Los Angeles, the United States, Sunday (9/29) afternoon WIB.
As predicted, the Spence Jr and Porter duels took place brutally. The two fighters beat each other in the ring. In a tight duel, finally, Spence Jr. won a narrow figure after he had dropped Porter in the 11th round.
After the end of round 12, Spence Jr was worried about the results of the brutal battle. Two jury judges won the victory for Spence Jr with numbers 116-111 and one line judge won Porter 115-112. That is, Spence Jr. declared a thin figure wins over Porter.
With the split decision victory, Spence Jr. extended the record 26 times unbeaten. Next, Spence Jr.’s scenario meets Danny Garcia, a competitor who defeated Amir Khan in 2012 and lost to Porter last year.
The victory could be a way for Spence Jr. to face two WBO Welter King Terence Crawford and WBA belt lord Manny Pacquiao. However, it has not yet been confirmed whether Spence Jr. will face Crawford and Pacquiao.
From the beginning of round 1 to round 12, the spectators who watched the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas were treated to brutal punches. The two fighters immediately duel at close range.
The climax occurred in the 11th round. When the round 11 bell is sounded, both fighters are directly involved in buying and selling punches. In a duel situation, a left hook of Spence Jr. hit Porter’s right chin that made him fall on the canvas.
Referee Jack Reiss gave Porter the count of whether he could continue the fight. Porter immediately nodded as a gesture to continue the duel. Until the end of round 11, the two fighters remain involved in a tight duel.
In round 12, the two fighters go all out to collect points. Especially Porter who had fallen in round 11 was very eager to knock down Spence Jr. However, until round 12 ended, no one fell.