Porter immediately announced retirement after loss
'Showtime' Shawn Porter has officially announced his retirement after losing to Terence Crawford in his WBO World Title challenge.
The fight was eagerly anticipated and had been widely regarded as the 'acid test' for Crawford, who has been alluded so far in his quest to fight Errol Spence Jr.
Crawford had seemed surprised to hear Spence was at his fight, not knowing the unified champion was there, however left immediately after the stoppage, not sticking around for interviews or questions about whether they would fight next. The fight itself proved Crawford as an elite fighter at the weight. Shawn Porter has one of the busiest resumes in world boxing, mixing with the likes of Spence, Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman, Kell Brook, Paulie Malignaggi, Yordenis Ugas and many more over 10 years.
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The stoppage was the right call. A game Porter was dropped twice in the tenth round, the second time being too much for Kenny Porter - coach and father to Shawn - who waved the fight off. Seconds earlier a frustrated Shawn punched the canvas, seemingly knowing the fight was done - and ultimately his career.
Knockdown number one came in the tenth, before the second and stoppage: