Former welterweight titleholder Shawn Porter (31-3-1, 17 KOs) got back in the win column tonight, easily dominating Sebastian Formella (22-1, 10 KOs) over 12 full rounds of action. Porter started out fast, and basically kept his usual pace throughout, ambushing Formella who just could keep pace with Porter’s offensive attack.
Don’t get it mistaken, though. Formella certainly landed some punches throughout, but he was clearly at a power deficit and just couldn’t make a dent in Porter, who was able to both box and brawl at will.
At the end of the fight the official judges turned in three scores of 120-108 for Porter. BLH also scored the fight a clean sweep shutout for Porter, 120-108. Punch stats also back up those scores, as Porter was able to land a career-high 304 total punches in outing while Formella landed only 148.
In the post-fight interview Porter credited Formella as being a tough, durable opponent that was able to take the punishment over 12 full rounds, and told the other welterweight titleholders and contenders that he’s still a formidable opponent at the top of the 147lb division.
Joey Spencer KO-4 Shawn West
20-year-old middleweight prospect Joey Spencer (11-0, 8 KOs) kept his perfect record intact tonight, controlling the action from the opening bell against Shawn West (5-2, 3 KOs). Spencer quickly displayed that his boxing fundamentals were head and shoulders above West, who comes from the MMA world, and touched his opponent to the head and body until he eventually broke him down.
In the second round Spencer landed a nice combination that ended with a chopping right that put West down on his knee. West would get up and try to give it another go, but in the fourth round he was getting touched up again, and after another combination that put him down the referee had decided that enough was enough, officially ending the fight at 1:51 in Round 4. West wasn’t pleased with the stoppage, but it was really one-way traffic and a good move.
Sebatian Fundora KO-6 Nathaniel Gallimore
Junior middleweight Sebastian Fundora (15-0-1, 10 KOs) put on a dominant performance tonight on FOX, easily handling Nathaniel Gallimore (21-5-1, 17 KOs) over six rounds of action before the fight was mercifully waved off by the referee.
Fundora, who is a ridiculous height for a 154-pounder, doesn’t really fight to his height, but tonight he certainly didn’t need to as he worked over Gallimore on the inside with repeated uppercuts and hooks to go along with the occasional straight left hand. Gallimore came into the fight seemingly aware that he needed to close the distance to have a chance against Fundora, but even that didn’t work to his advantage.
By the sixth round Fundora was just teeing off on Gallimore, and a few more well placed shots hurt Gallimore badly. At that point Gallimore was getting pretty thoroughly beaten and the referee stepped in to officially wave off the fight at the 1:28 minute mark. BLH had Fundora up 49-46 on our scorecard at the time of stoppage.