Two-time former welterweight world champion, Shawn Christian Porter has said that he is taking things easy as usual as he readies to challenge Terence Crawford for his WBO welterweight title on Saturday, November 20 at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Speaking at the final press conference on Wednesday, Porter stated that he’ll prove to his longtime acquaintance [Crawford] on fight night the reason why he is known as the Showtime:

“I don’t think there’s too much that I can say to Bud that’s going to change the way he thinks about himself and the outcome of this fight. He can’t look at me and say, ‘I’m going to beat your ass’ and I’m going to believe that, and he knows that, and he won’t dare to do it. I could say the exact same thing he said, and I believe it.

“Terence, you know better than I do that you’ve matured. I feel like people see your personality and your character right now more than they’ve ever seen, but I feel like I’m still correct in saying that when the wrong Tweet or Instagram post goes up, you can get upset.

“There are people you can get to, and there are people that you can’t get to. I’m one of those people that you can’t get to, and I got a feeling that you can get to him quicker on the microphone than you can in the ring. In the ring, he is solid, but there may be something that is posted or said that might have an affect on him [during] the fight.

“I’m relaxing, I’m drinking water and just biding my time. I am a showtime fighter, and I can’t wait for showtime on ESPN+ PPV. I’m a really even-keeled type of guy. I like things to be easy, and fight week is always easy for me.”

Shawn Porter is known for his aggressive pressure fighting style, physical strength and high workrate, but does he have what it takes to stop Terence Crawford on Saturday?

By James K. Attaglo Wilson