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.

“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. Having been involved with combat sports since 2005, Rhett began in the Fighter Relations Department of the UFC and World Extreme Cagefighting. Eventually, he became the Site Coordinator for the now-defunct Strikeforce organization. He then founded Fight Services and handled the event and talent logistics for MMA World Series of Fighting, Titan FC, as well as boxing promoter K2 Promotions. Rhett was also a Stage Manager for Showtime Championship Boxing. Currently, Rhett is the lead combat sports and bodybuilding writer, producer, podcaster, and host for The Shadow League. He has also been published in Money Magazine, reported for TIME Magazine and been a freelance writer for UFC.com, MaximumFighting.com, UFC 360 Magazine, Fight Magazine, MMAPayout.com, and Heavy.com. Rhett has hosted lifestyle TV programming in the Washington, D.C. market on the District of Columbia Network (DCN) and the District Knowledge Network (DKN) and has been a Play-By-Play Announcer for Monumental Sports Network’s PPV streaming service.