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‘I’m the truth’: Spence calls out Porter

PICTURED: Errol Spence

ERROL SPENCE immediately offered Shawn Porter the chance to compete in a title-unifying bout after the Ohio-born fighter’s win over Danny Garcia last weekend.

Spence, 28, inset, said he was the best welterweight in the division and “definitely” wanted to get it on with the newly crowned WBC champion.

Porter battled his way to a points decision over Garcia in front of 13,058 at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York. The judges scored the bout 116-112 and 115-113 twice, as Porter’s aggressive and come-forward style edged what was a genuinely close match-up.

Garcia admitted Porter was a busy ghter on the night, but wasn’t shy about letting it be known that he felt the judges got it wrong, claiming: “I had my defence tight, so I wasn’t feeling his punches. I thought I landed the clearer shots and won this fight. I have to sit back, relax and see what’s next for me.”

What isn’t next is another shot at the title, especially if Spence gets his way. Climbing into the ring after the Porter vs Garcia bout was over, he was in a bullish mood.

“The same way that you called Danny out, I’m going to call you out,” said Spence.

He added: “I think I’m the best welterweight in the division. I’m ‘The Truth’ and I guarantee you I come home as unified champion. I definitely want that ght against Porter.”

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