Tank Davis Says Shawn Porter Shouldn’t Retire Boxing News 24

Via Dan Ambrose: Gervonta ‘The Tank’ Davis says Shawn Porter shouldn’t be retiring at this point in his career after last Saturday night’s loss to Terence Crawford in Las Vegas.

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Up until the tenth round, Porter (31-4-1, 17 KOs) fought WBO weight champion Crawford (38-0.29 KOs) in a virtual stalemate. Many boxing fans nearly fought with a razor in the tenth round.

The fact that Crawford, 34, is considered number 1 guy at 147th and 2nd in the pound-for-pound rankings, shows just how good Porter is.

If Porter can fight the so-called #1 in the league even after nine rounds, he will retire too soon.

There are many fighters who hang up their gloves early after a disappointing loss rather than looking at their performance objectively and giving credit for what they did well.

Gervonta Davis told Fighthype about the match he did against Porter recently.

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“He said some hot stuff about the moment. He was frustrated and didn’t get the results he really wanted,” Tank said of Porter announcing his retirement shortly after his knockout loss to Terence Crawford last Saturday night.

But I don’t think he [Porter] should retire. I do not think so. Yes, he should probably rest. He needs it. He’s been fighting for a long time,” said Gervonta.

If he takes a long break like that, it might help him in the long term. I am grateful. I appreciate him saying that,” Davis said in response to Porter that he was one of the best boxers he shared in the ring.

What Porter should do is rest, and learn from the loss to Crawford the same way Canelo Alvarez learned from the defeat to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

If Porter can recover from the loss, there will be plenty of boxing fans interested in him and Errol Spence Jr fighting a rematch.

Porter nearly lost to Spence two years ago in September 2019 in a match many thought he deserved to win.

In the meantime, Porter should fight Conor Benn. The young British welterweight has invited him, and it will be a great opportunity for Shawn to prove he’s still a top lad by fighting Benn.

“I always knew I was one of the top boxers, but people in the boxing world looked down on my skills,” said Tank Davis during his fight with Porter. “I smash them, I get you out of there early. I always knew I was a top guy, but people didn’t recognize me. I do not know why.

“I don’t know yet, but it might happen in the future,” Gervonta said of the move to 147.

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