As the NBA and Stanley Cup Playoffs swing into full gear, boxing is coming in with consecutive weekends consisting of very good fights. This Saturday’s fight features Shawn Porter (26-2-1) and Andre Berto (31-4-0).
With Berto coming off a knockout victory over Victor Ortiz in his last fight, he looks to build momentum and try and gain relevance in his division again. Prior to the Ortiz fight, Andre Berto fought Floyd Mayweather and narrowly lost in a fight which he was just out skilled.
In Shawn Porter’s recent fight, he squared up with an undefeated Keith Thurman. This fight went the distance and overall was an amazing fight. These two exchanged serious blows with each other, but ultimately, Thurman won the unanimous decision. Prior to that, Porter also faced Adrien Broner which was a fight some considered him an underdog. Porter controlled the entire fight and aside from being knocked down in the last round he still promisingly won on the score cards.
This fight is going to feature two fighters who have recent losses and desire to regain respect in their weight class. I’d expect to see these two exchanging a lot of punches because they’re both aggressive fighters who are tough competitors. This fight is highly anticipated and could get the attention of attracting maybe a big future fight with other big name fighters. Both of these fighters have a lot to prove Saturday night, this is a big time fight.