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When he remembers his razor-thin losses to Keith Thurman and Kell Brook, former IBF welterweight champ Shawn Porter says the only rounds he remembers are the close ones -- and he dwells on what he might have done to swing them the other way.

With a couple of well-timed punches or flurries, Porter might still be an undefeated world champion at this point, rather than a guy waiting for another shot at glory.

The 29-year-old joined us Sunday, alongside his father/trainer, Kenny Porter, for an in-depth discussion about the talent-stacked 147-pound weight division, a conversation rife with speculation about Thurman, Brook, Jeff Horn, Manny Pacquiao, Danny Garcia, and Terence Crawford.

They're ready to take on any of the above in their quest to exit the sport at the top of the heap.

Our interview with the Porters is preceded by our brand-new segment featuring British boxing oracle Paul McLaughlin, who unpacks part of the fascinating boxing scene in the United Kingdom in his lively, 4-minute segment. And we lead off, as always, with expert analysts Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti, who weigh in on the Mayweather-McGregor phenomenon/farce, among other topics.

Front to back, this is an informative and action-packed episode.

Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of "Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy," currently on Amazon's Bestsellers list.

 

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Few fighters of this generation are as reliable as Shawn Porter for giving fans every penny of their ticket price. He's one of the true action-figure boxing stars of this era.

"Showtime" Shawn joined us on 11-13-16 for a 30-minute conversation about one of boxing's most-intriguing weight divisions -- the welterweights -- and where he fits into the picture with Thurman, Garcia, Brook, Spence, Berto, Khan, Pacquiao, Mayweather, and others.

We also hit him up for stories of high school football glory -- as a running back, he once scored six touchdowns in a game, setting a record (previously held by NFL Hall of Famer Larry Czonka) that still stands today.

Our conversation with Shawn Porter is preceded by a postmortem the weekend fights (Danny Garcia-Samuel Vargas, Luis Ortiz-Malik Scott) by expert analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti, who also discuss a possible Brook-Spence showdown, whether Canelo should bother fighting Chavez Jr., how much hot air Bob Arum is blowing when he talks up a Crawford-Pacquiao match, and other topics.

 

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In addition to raising the kind of kid any parent would be proud to claim -- as a single father -- Kenny Porter evolved into a world-class trainer whose main charge is that very same kid.

Porter joined us on The Ringside Boxing Show to talk about Shawn's March 12 WBA welterweight title bout against undefeated Keith Thurman, tell amazing tales about his son's best high school football games, and give us the inside story of that Pacquiao sparring misadventure a few years back.

We also spend a few minutes with Chicago heavyweight Mike Mollo, who has made some money pounding on Polish people -- Andrew Galota, Art Binkowski, and Artur Szpilka (twice) -- and is headed to Poland to fight undefeated Krysztof Zimnoch on Feb. 12.

The Mollo and Porter interviews are preceded by commentary from our expert analysts, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti, who dissect Danny Garcia's win over Robert Guerrero, psychoanalyze their volatile trainer/dads, and discuss a Mexican columnist's claim that Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. has been laundering money for drug cartels.

A lively edition of The Ringside Boxing Show, front to back.

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Shawn Porter's journey to the P4P list hit a speed bump named Kell Brook last August -- a meeting that hung "Showtime" with the first and only loss of his career.

Now, Porter is gearing up for his June 20 Vegas showdown with Adrien "The Problem" Broner, who he plans to dispatch on the way to the Mayweather Sweepstakes.

The former IBF welterweight champ joined us on the last day in May to break down Broner, re-live Brook, and reminisce about the day he scored six TDs in a high school football game, tying a school record held by NFL Hall of Famer Larry Csonka.

We also get a preview from producer Steve DeBro of his coming documentary about L.A.'s legendary Olympic Auditorium, home in its heyday to boxing, wrestling, roller derby, Hollywood stars, and real-life gangsters.

And expert analyst John J. Raspanti bats leadoff with a look at Khan-Algieri, Brook-Gavin, Mayweather's September "retirement," and a whole bunch more.

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 He's the undefeated IBF welterweight champ, and his name has been on the minds of Keith Thurman, Juan Manuel Marquez, Kell Brook and others in a talent-loaded weight division. "Showtime" Shawn Porter talked to us about his future plans, how life changed when he became a world champ, and what it was like to be a three-time all-conference running back in high school (6 TDs in one game ... broke Larry Czonka's school record!) in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.
  Shawn Porter is always outstanding on our show, and this conversation on Feb. 16, 2014, was no exception.

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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.

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