"I'm going to be ready. I'm going to be, you know, ready mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, all the way. I'm a well rounded fighter. I've got way more to bring to the ring than Devon thinks and I'm going to show him that on December 7th," stated top welterweight contender Shawn Porter, who talked more about his upcoming December 7 clash with IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander during a recent conference call. Porter took offense to Alexander saying he had limited skills, vowing to rough him up on December 7 to prove that not only is he more powerful, but he's also the better boxer.
"As far as he calling my skills limited, that gives me confidence that he doesn't know what he's up against. That gives me confidence that he won't be 100% ready for this fight. If he hasn't seen anything yet that I can't beat him with, he will see it December 7th, that's for sure," Porter explained. "He's a good boxer, I'm not going to try to box him early in the fight. He's quick, I've got to match his quickness. I've got to match his speed and I'm more powerful than him, so I think you'll see me rough him up and show that I'm a powerful, better boxer than that."
Porter added, "I'm going to do whatever it takes to win this fight and if that's making him quit, if that's making him sit down and not get up, if that's knocking him down and him not getting up, if that's taking this fight 12 rounds and winning the decision, I'm prepared. I will be prepared to do whatever it takes to go home with that IBF title. And I'm just too hell bent on winning that fight and having that title not to have it. I'm looking forward to nothing after the fight; everything is this fight and that's it."
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