Shawn Porter talks about his upcoming fight with Paul Malignaggi
Apr 15 2014 6:00 PM
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IBF welterweight champion, Shawn Porter, will be defending his title against former two-time and two-division  world champion Paulie Malignaggi at the DC Armory, Washington, DC as the co-main event to Hopkins vs. Murat on April 19.

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The Shadow says:

Porter can talk about whatever he likes.

Paulie will pepper Porter with power shots till Porter crumbles before him.

Paulie KO5.

The Shadow says:

Porter can talk about whatever he likes.

Paulie will pepper Porter with power shots till Porter crumbles before him.

Paulie KO5.

amayseng says:

Im with you Shadow except for the KO.

I see PM winning a UD, out boxes and out classes the young strong kid who will be back next year.

amayseng says:

It is hard not to like this young kid Porter. Hell I am torn who to route for. I guess hoping for a good fight..

The Shadow says:

[QUOTE=amayseng;49400]It is hard not to like this young kid Porter. Hell I am torn who to route for. I guess hoping for a good fight..[/QUOTE]

I feel you, both he and his dad seem like good people. I just don't think he's ready. The mental pressure he put on Devon Alexander is the type of stuff that makes Alexandr fall apart.

I don't think it will have that effect on Paulie, to say the least.

The Commish says:

Great boxing chess match here. Both fighters are mentally and physically ready.

I hate to pick against Malignaggi, but I have to here. Gotta' disagree totally with your take on a KO 5 for Malignaggi, tS. In fact, I think this is more a distance fight than anything. And after the 12 rounds are in the bank, the guy whose hand will be raised will be…

Shawn Porter.

-Randy G.

The Shadow says:

Last time Paulie won a title, he did it by a TKO so vicious — no, it wasnt on cuts as incompetent reporters like to perpetuate — that bloodthirsty Steve Smoger had to intervene!

And he did it while tweeting! That's saying something!

This bout will reveal what Poerter is made of.

But a stoppage wouldn't shock me.

Nobody balks at the notion that Pacquiao will win by KO. Yet, it never happens. Violent promise after violent promise…..and it doesn't happen.

Pacquiao hasn't had a knockout in FIVE years. By comparison, in the past three years or so since moving up in weight, Paulie has scored an amazing 40% of his total KOs against much better opposition than he faced as a rook, including Cotto and Lora.

It likely goes the distance. But I never doubt a magician.

Speaking of which, where's Dmitry Pirog these days?!