Two of the welterweight titles Will Likely 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, coming back in +550.
Its no surprise to visit Spence as a favorite that is big inside this bout thats par for the class for the New York native. The Truth was most recently a favorite against Mikey Garcia and -300 from Kell Brook to win the IBF title in 2016.
On the flip side, this is actually the second time in the past 3 battles that Porter has been an underdog. He shut at +125 against Danny Garcia to the WBC title in 2018, a bout that he won. Showtime was a struggle where Porter lost by decision, an underdog in his bout with Keith Thurman for the WBA belt in 2017. ??
Porter does a wonderful job in staying light slipping punches until finding his opportunities to bite back on his own mouthpiece and lets his hands fly and has really good instincts. His footwork is exceptional and he uses it get in close to throw flurries of punches, overcoming his height as well as to create his opponents miss. Lastly, he moves since stopping Andre Berto in 2017, almost as good as he does at the first, however he lacks knockout power having never earned a win in that style.
Spence is very good at maintaining distance and using his jab to set up his offense and maintain his opponents at bay. With the use of his jab, he piles on the punches and wears his foes till he starts to let his hand fly behind it which puts them at a poor way. Of The Truths 25 wins, 21 have been by knockout and his unanimous decision win Mikey Garcia in March was his fight to go a span of 11 struggles, because 2014 to the judges scorecards.
I think that Porter is going to have some difficulties closing the space as Spence fires out that inflexible jab and powerfully Showtime in his paths ought to discontinue more frequently than not. Plan and electricity lean in favour of Spence although porter might have a slight speed advantage inside this bout.
Prediction: Errol Spence Jr. (-900) via conclusion
Curious at BetOnline as of August 19
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