It was a close one for Errol Spence Jr. on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but the Texan managed to earn a split decision win over the gritty Shawn Porter to unify the IBF and WBC welterweight belts. The two judges who scored it for Spence saw it 116-111 (which is how we scored it too). The dissenting judge gave it to Porter 115-112.
You can check out our round by round breakdown here. Or watch highlights of the fight right here.
Here’s a look at the official scorecard:
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Steve Weisfeld had Porter and Spence trading rounds almost through the entire fight, with Spence’s performance from rounds 10 to 12 (which included that 11th round knockdown) making the big difference. Ray Danesco saw Porter taking a lot of rounds early, only to get blanked from rounds 8 onwards. As for Larry Hazard, the judge who gave it to Porter? He had Porter winning every round expect 5, 6, 11, and 12.
What do you think of those scores, Maniacs?