By Robert Moore @boxingrob1990
BOARDWALK HALL - ATLANTIC CITY - NEW JERSEY - 18/5/2013
|'Showtime' Shawn Porter.|
This Saturday night we have a fight taking place on the undercard of Matthysse vs Peterson bill from the Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City. In this match up you have 2 undefeated prospects in a crossroads/breakthrough fight for the winner. SHAWN PORTER 24-0-1 10KO’s aged 25 and once touted as the next Shane Mosley will be making his highly anticipated return to the ring since a draw in his last outing vs Julio Diaz over 10 rounds, Diaz later went on to fight Amir Khan in the year losing in a close fight.
|Phil Lo Greco.|
Porters opponent is PHIL LO GRECO aged 28 undefeated with a record of 25-0 14KO’s, a combined record of 49-0-1 24KO’s. on paper this looks to be a real 50-50 fight with bigger fights in line for the winner. Expectations have been high for Porter., Porter’s biggest scalp to date is a win over former contender participant Alfonso Gomez, But in his last fight, he was supposed to step up to world level against former world lightweight titlist Julio Diaz. But Diaz was on form on the night catching clean and outworking him at some points and forced a draw.
Meanwhile, Lo Greco is 28-years-old and has yet to have been tested at any kind of level. His only two notable opponents have been Brandon Hoskins and Slawomir Ziemlewicz. In his last fight, Lo Greco was knocked down by Daniel Sostre & almost stopped by a guy who lost his last four fights. Fair play to Lo Greco who came firing back and won by stoppage in round 7. It was an entertaining fight but not the type of fight I expect to see against Porter. PREDICTION SHAWN PORTER TKO 8TH.