You Need To Know- Shawn Porter

“You Need To Know” is a series which brings you closer to some of the rising stars in the world of sports. The victories and defeats. The triumphs and challenges. They all combine to make these athletes the inspirations and successes that they are, which is why You Need To Know who they are.

Featured is former IBF World Welterweight Champion, Shawn Porter. Porter, with a record of 26-2, is one of the best in the business. Raised and trained by his Father, Kenny Porter, Shawn has risen to be one of the top boxers in the world. He’s loved and respected by so many both in and outside of the boxing world.

The Shadow League sat down with Shawn before his fight against Keith Thurman, a fight which many have called the “Fight of the Year,” and we got a chance to know more about him. Now you can too.

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. RhettĀ hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.