Just 23 years old, unbeaten, world-ranked welterweight Shawn Porter already is a familiar face to boxing fans, having fought half of his 18 professional fights on either ESPN or ShoBox. Porter (18-0, 13 KOs) also has jacked up his profile and his skill level as a favorite sparring partner of Manny Pacquiao in the champ's three most-recent training camps. A two-time national champ and Golden Gloves world champion, "Showtime" Shawn was one of the best amateur fighters of his era at 165 pounds. Now, as a pro, he's emerging as a force at 147. Enjoy our in-depth interview with a compelling personality and, quite possibly, a future superstar in the sport, from our April 17, 2011 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.
Archive for the 'Filipino boxing' Category
Lightweight prospect Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta represents "the next generation" of Filipino boxing sensations. The 23-year-old up-and-comer has a 21-0 record, including 11 KOs, and might be ready to challenge the elite fighters in a talent-loaded division.
We interviewed Gesta and his trainer/co-manager, Vince Parra, on our March 13, 2011 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show. Enjoy this conversation with a compelling new star.