As welterweight titleholders Errol Spence (25-0, 21 KOs) and Shawn Porter (30-2-1, 17 KOs) prepare to unify world titles on September 28 in Los Angeles, the two fighters held an official press conference yesterday in order to formally announce their fight which will air on FOX PPV.
When Shawn Porter took to the podium he insisted that the DJ keep the music playing in the background as he yelled over it.
“I don’t know if it’s the heat, I don’t know if it’s the sun, but ya’ll not giving me the energy I need for this fight,” Porter would say to the crowd.
“This fight demands this kind of excitement. This fight demands this kind of energy. Errol Spence and ‘Showtime’ Shawn Porter are coming to the Staples Center for ya’ll! Ya’ll give us the energy we need!”
Then when Spence took his turn at the microphone, things were much more serene...
“I’m not gonna give ya’ll that Shawn Porter type energy but I’ll tell ya’ll, everybody make sure you tune-in September 28th. It’s gonna be an amazing event — the co-main event can easily be the main event, that’s an action packed fight between two champions. But this main event gonna be fire. Ya’ll already know what time it is, it’s ‘man down.’”
Check out the full press conference above including the fighters answering media questions and facing off...