A Couple of the welterweight titles Will Likely be Merged on September 28, in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, as ShawnShowtime Porter collides with ErrolThe Truth Spence Jr..
The IBF welterweight champion, Spence Jr., is a -900 popular in this fight with all the WBC titleholder, Porter, arriving straight back in +550.
Its no real surprise to see Spence as a favorite that is big inside this bout thats par for the course . The Truth was recently a -450 preferred against Mikey Garcia and -300 from Kell Brook to win the IBF title.
On the other hand, this is actually the second time in the last 3 battles that Porter was an underdog. He shut against Danny Garcia to the WBC title in 2018, a bout at +125 that he won. Showtime was a fight where Porter dropped by unanimous decision, an underdog in his own departure by Keith Thurman for the WBA belt in 2017. ??
Porter does a great job in staying light until discovering his chances to bite down on his own mouthpiece slipping punches and allows his hands fly and has instincts. His footwork is exceptional and he uses it get to throw flurries of punches, overcoming his short stature for the division in addition to to make his enemies overlook. He moves nearly as great as he can at the first, but he lacks knockout power having not earned a win in that style.
Meanwhile, the Spence is great at maintaining distance and using his jab to set up his offense and keep his opponents. With the use of his jab , he wears his foes till he starts to let his hand fly which puts them in a way and heaps on the punches. Of the 25 wins of The Truth, 21 were by knockout and his decision win over Mikey Garcia in March has been his first fight to go a span of 11 struggles, since 2014 to the judges scorecards.
I think that Porter is going to have some problems closing the distance in this fight as Spence fires out that jab and powerfully that it should stop Showtime in his paths more frequently than not. Electricity and plan lean in favor of Spence although porter might have a speed advantage within this bout.
Prediction: Errol Spence Jr. (-900) via decision
Odds at August 19??at BetOnline
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