Was Shawn Porter’s father and coach right to pull him out when he was doing it?
Yes sir. For me it wasn’t about the punishment Shawn had received up to that point, but about the damage that was to come. Kenny Porter knows his son better than anyone, and Crawford is one of the most vicious finishers in boxing.
We saw the decline, Shawn knew where he was, he hit the screen, got up, was ready to move on. The father came and stopped it. I think Shawn could have continued. His father apparently knows best and he wasn’t ready to stand there and possibly let Crawford end the show in a spectacular way.
It was clear that Shawn Porter could definitely have continued, but the reality was that he was completely exhausted. He was saved from unnecessary punishment.
It was a shock that he got up on his apron and waved the towel in the process. But I had no problem with that, he’s his coach, especially his father, and he knew what was going on behind the scenes. You don’t have to watch someone like Porter get cold. It would only go one way.
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