Former welterweight champion "Showtime" Shawn Porter takes on Andre Berto on Saturday, April 22, but he was able to split his focus for a day and allow his fans a glimpse into his preparation.
A world-class boxer, Porter has only lost two of his twenty-nine professional bouts. He plans on avenging those two losses, at the hands of current welterweight champions Kell Brook and Keith Thurman, in pursuit of a world title. First, he must handle business against Andre Berto.
Berto is often looked at as the fighter with top-tier talent but lapses of focus. That talent is partly responsible for Floyd Mayweather picked him as his last opponent before retirement.
That ability makes Berto a tough opponent and one that Shawn Porter isn't looking past.
Meanwhile, we tried to get Porter's mind off of the Berto fight and ask him his opinion on the rumored Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight.
Like many other professional boxers, Shawn Porter isn't giving McGregor much of a chance, but he isn't going as far as ruling him out entirely.
"The one thing in boxing, and it's somewhat of a rule, is it only takes one punch. It only takes one shot," said Porter. "I don't feel like he can put himself in the position to land that one shot."
Porter later goes into more detail on why Floyd Mayweather will easily beat McGregor, the reason he'd never take a boxer vs. MMA fighter match, and why Mayweather-McGregor is actually good for boxing.
The brief journey into the hypothetical was fun, but the fight that currently matters is Porter-Berto. Make sure you tune in to Showtime on Saturday, April 22, and watch Porter attempt to position himself for another world title opportunity.