Shawn Porter Retires From Boxing After Loss To Crawford

LAS VEGAS – Shawn Porter was surprised that Terence Crawford dropped him twice during the 10th round Saturday night.

About an hour later, Porter surprised a room full of people by announcing his retirement during their post-fight press conference at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Porter, 34, stated that he would’ve retired win, lose or draw versus Crawford in their ESPN Pay-Per-View main event, in part because he initially expected to retire following his 12-round, split-decision defeat to Errol Spence Jr. in September 2019.

Porter, who works as an analyst for FOX Sports, will walk away from boxing with a record of 31-4-1, including 17 knockouts. Before Crawford dropped him twice in the 10th round and stopped him, Porter had only lost three competitive, 12-round decisions to Kell Brook (majority in August 2014), Keith Thurman (unanimous in June 2016) and Spence.

Porter, a Las Vegas resident raised in Akron, Ohio, won the IBF welterweight title and later the WBC belt during his 13-year pro career. Along the way, Porter defeated former or current champions in Yordenis Ugas, Danny Garcia, Andre Berto, Paulie Malignaggi, Devon Alexander and Julio Diaz.


Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

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