Bruce Binkow Previews Spence/Porter Fight

 Errol Spence Jr. and Shawn Porter will square off in a unification bout at Staples Center

September 27, 2019 - 9:46 am
Errol Spence Jr.

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Premier Boxing Champions Executive Bruce Binkow dropped by CBS Sports Radio to break down the Spence/Porter fight, among other topics. Errol Spence Jr. (25-0, 21 KOs) and Shawn Porter (30-2-1, 17 KOs) will square off in a unification bout Saturday at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

“I think you have two guys that have different styles that are both very determined to win this fight,” Binkow said on Ferrall on the Bench. “Spence is going to try to box and he’s going to try to create some distance. Porter is going to show him a bunch of different looks and going to keep moving around and cutting off the ring. He likes to switch between brawling and boxing and switching it up. Spence, he’s only got 25 fights, but he’s very wily. He’s very sophisticated in the ring.”

Porter, 31, last lost in June 2016, falling to Keith Thurman by unanimous decision. He has since won four straight fights, beating Andre Berto, Adrian Granados, Danny Garcia and Yordenis Ugas. 

Spence, 29, has never lost and is coming off a dominant decision win against Mikey Garcia (39-1).

“A lot of people had that as an even fight,” Binkow said. “A lot of people had picked Mikey to win that fight, and Spence, he was bigger, stronger, and Mikey didn’t get inside and try to mix it up.”

Binkow also discussed the other fights on the card, as well as the future of boxing, among other topics. Click below to listen to his interview in its entirety.