Shawn Christian Porter (born October 27, 1987) is an American professional boxer. Porter (29-2-1, 17 KO) is a two-time welterweight champion, beating Devon Alexander for the IBF title back in 2013, before losing it to Kell Brook in 2014. He failed in another world title attempt in 2016, losing a decision to Keith Thurman, but rebounded in September of this year, taking a W over Danny Garcia to gain the then-vacant WBC title, which Thurman had given up due to injury.
|Real name||Shawn Christian Porter|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (168 cm)|
|Reach||69 1⁄2 in (177 cm)|
|Born||October 20, 1987
Akron, Ohio, U.S.
|Wins by KO||17|
Porter began his pro career at 165½lbs on October 3, 2008 at the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury, Maryland, USA. His opponent was Norman Johnson. Porter won the fight via first-round TKO. In his 5th professional fight, Porter faced off against 31 year old Cory Jones (4–3, 1 KO) on February 6, 2009. Porter won the fight after 4 rounds via unanimous decision (40–33, 40–33, 39–35). Jones was knocked down twice in round 1. On April 3, 2009, Porter defeated Eloy Suarez (10–4, 5 KOs) via 1st-round TKO. Porter backed Suarez in a corner, landed several right hand power punches and sent him to the canvas. Suarez beat the count, but was out on his feet. The referee waved a halt at 2:59 of round 1.