Shawn Porter Stays on Track for Rematch against Keith Thurman
Former world champion survived hand injury, and a game Adrian Granados Saturday night in an elimination match that secures his spot as a top challenger in the 147-pound division.
NATHAN CLEVERLY surrendered his WBA light-heavyweight crown after being stopped by Badou Jack in the fifth round.
Shawn Porter becomes Keith Thurman’s mandatory challenger following his ninth round technical knockout over Andre Berto.
By Lyle Fitzsimmons. Badou Jack is hungry. Not simply in a career-advancement sort of way, though. Oh sure, the Swedish 33-year-old now living in Las Vegas hopes a Saturday night duel with fellow super middleweight title claimant James DeGale ends with an extra trinket in the trophy case. But when his 36 (or fewer) minutes of labor are done at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, clearing out an extra display shelf won’t be the only thing on his mind.
“I’ve been on this meal plan for six months now, almost, so I’m craving some carbs,” said Jack, who’s enlisted the help of fitness guru Mackie Shilstone to make sure Friday’s weigh-in is drama free. “I’m a professional athlete, so I’m supposed to do that. But when you do it for a long time you want all the fast food and all the good stuff. After the fight I’m going to eat good.”
Strength and conditioning coach Larry Wade, who is the trained for Shawn Porter and Badou Jack, breaks down one of the exercises he created specifically for Shawn Porter: the in-and-out drill.
We want to congratulate Shawn Porter on a great fight this past Saturday, June 25th, 2016, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.