Porter claims close points win over Garcia

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‘Showtime’ Shawn Porter came through an enthralling fight against Danny Garcia, winning by unanimous decision at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Both men felt they did enough to earn the victory, although ringside judges saw the bout in Porter’s favour with scores of 116-112 & 115-113 x2.

Porter was the much busier of the two, however Garcia felt he had landed the cleaner blows and kept a tighter defence.  As expected going in, it was a close battle with little to split the talented Americans.

Fellow welterweight Errol Spence jumped into the ring to challenge the winner after, and that fight looks likely to be made next.


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