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Spence vs Porter scorecards: See how the judges got to the split decision

Errol Spence Jr took a split decision over Shawn Porter. See how the judges arrived there.

Errol Spence Jr. v Shawn Porter Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Tonight’s fight between Errol Spence Jr and Shawn Porter wasn’t an easy one to score, with Spence winding up with a hard-earned split decision over 12 rounds of action.

Spence (26-0, 21 KO) is now the unified IBF and WBC titleholder at 147 pounds, but Porter (30-3-1, 17 KO) lost no respect for the outing, giving the 29-year-old from Texas his hardest fight as a professional.

Thanks to Mike Coppinger, here’s a look at the judges’ official scorecards:

Rey Danseco and Steve Weisfeld both had it 116-111, eight rounds to four, for Errol Spence Jr, while Larry Hazzard Jr had it 115-112, also eight rounds to four, for Shawn Porter.

All three judges had the 11th round 10-8 for Spence, of course, when Errol dropped Porter with a hard left hand. And all three judges also gave the 12th and final round to Spence.

Through the first three rounds, Porter led on two cards, 29-28 and 30-27, while Spence led on Weisfeld’s card, 29-28. Halfway through the fight, the scores were 58-56 Spence, 58-56 Porter, and 57-57, so it was all in play at that point.

Through nine rounds, Weisfeld and Danseco both had it 96-94 Spence, while Hazzard had it 98-92 Porter, which is a pretty crazy wide Porter score for that point in the fight, in all honesty.

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