Hopkins-Shumenov Undercard: Porter, Quillin Score Terrific Wins

By Mike Sloan Apr 19, 2014
Shawn Porter did what no other man has done before: destroy former two-time world champion Paulie Malignaggi. Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs) was all over “The Magic Man” from the opening bell and never let the Brooklyn boxer to settle in. He forced Malignaggi into a slugfest and it paid off.

Porter rocked Malignaggi badly in the second with a looping left hook in the second, but the Italian-American was able to hang on until the round ended. Porter swarmed him again in the third, which frustrated Malignaggi to no end. Finally, in the fourth, Porter staggered his opponent again and dropped him with jab, straight-right combo. Once Malignaggi was allowed to continue, Porter pounced on him with a furious onslaught that felled him for good. The official time of the KO came officially at 1:14 of the fourth, allowing Porter to retain his IBF welterweight title. Malignaggi, now 33-7 with 7 KOs, contemplated retirement after the fight.

Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin kept his unbeaten record in tact with a 12 round dismantling of the rugged Lukas Konecny (50-5, 23 KOs), earning a unanimous decision along the way. Quillin had some difficulty in breaking past the Czech’s cagey peek-a-boo style, but he dug thudding hooks to the body and ripped sharp uppercuts on the inside when he could. Lonecny was busted up around his eyes, nose and mouth by the time the fight was over and there was no debate as to who was the victor. In the end, the three ringside judges all favored Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs) via tallies of 120-108 and 119-109 (twice), which allowed him to retain his WBO middleweight title.

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