Firepower Training: Manny Pacquiao vs Shawn Porter

Shawn Porter is a light middleweight undefeated champion, he'll be the main sparring partner to Manny Pacquiao for his upcoming bout with Miguel Cotto. This guy is big! I'm sure his sparring session with Manny Pacquiao would boost his moral and boxing skills.

Home: Stow, Ohio
Birthday: October 20, 1987
Weight Class: Middleweight/165 pounds
Hometown: Stow, Ohio
Birthdate: October 20, 1987
Height: 5-8
Weight: 165 pounds
Reach: 29 3/4
Coach's Name: Kenny Porter
Club Name: Porter Training Team
Began Boxing: 1996
National Senior Titles: 2006 National USA Men's Championship Silver Medalist, 2006 U-19 Champion, 2006 USA vs. Ukraine
Champion, 2007 Pan-Am Box-off Champion, 2007 Pan-Am Qualifier Bronze Medalist, 2007 Golden Gloves Champion
Career highlight: 2007 Golden Gloves
Who has been your biggest influence and why: My parents, because they did a great job at directing me in life.
How did you get involved in boxing: My dad got me started in the gym when I was four.
What is your greatest strength in the ring: Being able to use my speed, power and quickness.
Did you ever play any other sports: Football, basketball and track
What do you love most about boxing: The international tournaments
What are your goals in and out of the ring: Making the Olympic team, turning pro and going to college graduating from college
What is your favorite movie: Friday
What is your favorite TV show: Smallville
What is your favorite song: Flashing LightsWhat is something interesting about you that most people don't know: I was an All-Conference football player and the Red Zone Old Spice player of the year my senior year of high school.


U.S.Future Stars National Championships: stopped Michael Gavronski, North Bend, Wash. RSCOS, R2 - out scored, in the preliminaries; stopped Zach Hardrick. Fort Carson, Colo. - Army, RSC-3;dec. Jesse Hart, Philadelphia, Pa., 12-10, in the quarterfinals; Aleem Whitfield, Geneva, N.Y., 10-3, in the semifinals; lost by walk over to Luis Arias, Milwaukee, Wis., WO, in the finals

U.S.Championships: dec. Daniel Jacobs, Brooklyn, N.Y., 26-16, in quarterfinals; dec. Shawn Estrada, Downey, Calif., 23-16, in semifinals; lost on points to Fernando Guerrero, Salisbury, Md., 33-17, in finals
Pan Am Box-offs: dec. Jonathan Nelson, 19-12, in semifinals; dec. Shawn Estrada, 17-13, in finals for 1st.
Pan Am Qualifier 1: stopped Andres Camilo Erira, Columbia, RSC-3, in quarterfinals; lost on points to Alfonso Blanco, 21-10, in semifinals.

National Golden Gloves: dec. Damar Singleton, 5-0, in first round; won on walkover over Joe Mojica in second round.
U.S. Championships: won on retirement over Gary Griffen, RET-3, in first round; dec. Jonathan Nelson, 20-12, in quarterfinals; dec. Edwin Rodriguez, 24-22, in semifinals, lost on points, 32-21, in finals for 2nd.

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