POWERING PAST BRONER
Porter took on Cincinnati native Adrien Broner in a 144-pound catchweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on June 20, 2015, in a fight dubbed the “Battle for Ohio” and broadcast live in prime time on NBC.
Porter immediately imposed his will on Broner, knocking him into the ropes in the first and second rounds as Broner continually tried to tie up Porter.
Porter picked up the pace in the fourth round as he hammered Broner with left hooks to the head and body.
Broner was warned numerous times in the right for holding, and referee Tony Weeks finally deducted a point from him in the 11th round.
Porter let down his guard momentarily in the 12th round and was knocked to the canvas by Broner.
It wasn’t enough to affect the outcome, though, as Porter won a unanimous decision.