Two of the welterweight titles will be unified on September 28, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, as ShawnShowtime Porter collides with ErrolThe Truth Spence Jr..
Even the IBF welterweight champion, Spence Jr., is a -900 favorite in this fight with all the WBC titleholder, Porter, arriving straight back in +550.
It comes as no surprise to see Spence as a favorite that is sizeable inside this bout which is par for the class lately . The Truth was recently a -450 favored against Mikey Garcia and -300 against Kell Brook to win the IBF title.
On the other hand, this is the second time in the previous 3 struggles that Porter was an underdog. He shut at +125 against Danny Garcia to the WBC title in 2018, a bout that he won. Showtime was likewise an underdog in his bout with Keith Thurman for the WBA belt in 2017, a struggle in which Porter lost by unanimous decision. ??
Porter has good instincts and does a excellent job at staying light on his feet, slipping punches and allows his hands fly. His footwork is exceptional and he uses it to create his enemies overlook as well as get in close to throw flurries of punches, overcoming his short stature. Lastlyhe moves since quitting Andre Berto at 2017 almost as great as he can at the first, however he lacks accurate knockout power having not earned a win because style.
Meanwhile, the Spence is very great at using his jab to set up his offense and keep his opponents and preserving distance. With the use of his jabhe piles on the punches and wears on his foes till he begins to let his hand fly behind it which puts them at a bad manner. By knockout, 21 were of the 25 wins of The Truth and his decision win over Mikey Garcia in March was his fight to go to the judges scorecards a span of 11 fights, since 2014.
I believe that Porter will have some problems closing the space within this struggle as Spence fires out that stiff jab fast and powerfully Showtime in his tracks ought to cease more frequently than not. Porter may have a speed advantage in this bout but strategy and electricity lean in favor of Spence.
Prediction: Errol Spence Jr. (-900) via decision
Odds at August 19??at BetOnline
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