All good things must come to an end. After a 13-year pro career, Shawn Porter has announced his retirement from boxing. His announcement follows a 10th round stoppage loss to Terence Crawford during a WBO welterweight title fight. Andreas Hale of Sporting News first reported the news via Twitter during Porter’s post-fight press conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday evening.
Porter is an all-time great fighter with a storied amateur career that includes victories over Daniel Jacobs, Oleksandr Usyk and Demetrius Andrade. After turning pro in 2008, Porter win on to win on a six-year unbeaten streak before falling to Kell Brook in August 2014. Through a 36 fights, Porter won the welterweight title twice, scored 17 knockouts and earned victories over Yordenis Ugas, Devon Alexander and Danny Garcia.
Beyond boxing, Porter has a bright future as commentator and analyst in the world of boxing. He has worked several PBC fights and hosts the Porter Way podcast with Carson A. Merck and Anthony Brenagh.
Shawn Porter announcing his retirement following his loss to Terence Crawford…[? @TRBoxing] pic.twitter.com/LlgqwE7ss5
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) November 21, 2021