Review: 2014-04-19, high pace and some tough exchanges: Shawn Porter vs Paul Malignaggi gets three stars. The undefeated Shawn Porter entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 23-0-1 (14 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.8 welterweight in the world, he is the current Ibf Ww champion having defeated Devon Alexander in his last bout (=Alexander vs Porter); the only boxer who stopped Porter in a draw was former Ibf Lw champion Julio Diaz in 2012, but in their rematch the American managed to defeat the Mexican by unanimous decision (=Porter vs Diaz 2).
His opponent, Paul Malignaggi, has a record of 33-5-0 (7 knockouts) and he entered as the No.11 in the same weight class, four out of his five defeats came in a world title fights (he has won world titles in two different weight classes) and the last bout he lost was a controversial split decision against then-undefeated Adrien Broner (fight valid for the WBA Ww title, Broner vs Malignaggi); currently the #1 in this division is Floyd Mayweather Jr. Porter vs Malignaggi is valid for the IBF welterweight title (Porter’s first defense); undercard of Bernard Hopkins vs Beibut Shumenov. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Division: welterweight (147 lbs, 66.7 kg)
Title: IBF welterweight title
Porter’s previous fight: Devon Alexander vs Shawn Porter
Malignaggi’s previous fight: Zab Judah vs Paul Malignaggi
Porter’s next fight: Shawn Porter vs Kell Brook
Malignaggi’s next fight: Danny Garcia vs Paul Malignaggi
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