Why Adrien Broner’s wild antics won’t be an issue for Shawn Porter

<p><br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Kevin+Iole/SIG=13iff2t54/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/why-adrien-broner-s-wild-antics-won-t-be-an-issue-for-shawn-porter-191636309.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/sports/2015-01-22/b0dfa1b0-a28a-11e4-8ac4-5b1ffc68a6c8_AP579927118895.jpg"  width="3000" height="2000"  alt="shawn porter (AP)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>Porter is simply preparing to focus on the task at hand, which is defeating Broner on Saturday.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Fabricio Werdum hopes to shock the world … again</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Kevin+Iole/SIG=1322kodon/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/fabricio-werdum-hopes-to-shock-the-world-…-again-192254230.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Sports/AP_General/201411152307832517166-p5.jpg"  width="2009" height="1393"  alt="New Zealand's Mark Hunt, left,  battles against Brazil's Fabricio Werdum from during a UFC 180 interim Heavyweight title fight in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Werdum won the fight by KO/TKO. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>The interim heavyweight champ is a 5-1 underdog against Cain Velasquez, but that's a position he's won from before.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>How Andre Ward has sabotaged his own career</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Kevin+Iole/SIG=13jjqqk22/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/how-andre-ward-has-sabotaged-his-own-career-with-his-choices-195328159-boxing.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201506151435525479111"  width="1021" height="772"  alt="FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2013, file photo, Andre Ward holds up his championship belts after his defeat of Edwin Rodriguez, of the Dominican Republic, in their super middleweight championship boxing match in Ontario, Calif. Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward is ready for his 19-month layoff to come to an end Saturday, June 20, 2015, when he takes on England's Paul Smith in a non-title fight. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>Ward is a special talent in the ring, but his decision to do his fighting in court instead is peculiar.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Cain Velasquez could be the UFC's greatest … could be</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Kevin+Iole/SIG=137a0p8ol/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/cain-velasquez-could-be-the-ufc-s-greatest-…-could-be-172631527.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/sports/2013-10-19/65d9bf62-fc9b-4bff-9dc0-5cf2055f1abb_185382249.jpg"  width="3000" height="2000"  alt="Cain Velasquez [R] may be the UFC's next big star. (Getty)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>The 32-year-old has established himself as a brilliant heavyweight, when he's healthy, and that's the problem.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Miguel Cotto blows out Daniel Geale, sets up huge bout with Canelo Alvarez</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Kevin+Iole/SIG=143phs653/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/blogs/BOX-boxing/miguel-cotto-blows-out-daniel-geale--sets-up-classic-bout-versus-canelo-031854595.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/gettyimages.com/miguel-cotto-v-daniel-geale-20150607-033337-661.jpg"  width="3000" height="1999"  alt="Miguel Cotto (R) punches Daniel Geale during their WBC middleweight world championship fight at the Barclays Center. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>There was little reason for Miguel Cotto to fight Daniel Geale, because Geale clearly had little chance to win and there was precious little demand for the fight.   Such is not the case with Cotto's next fight.   Cotto's sensational performance in stopping Geale at 1:28 of the fourth round Saturday at the Barclays Center in New York on an HBO-televised card sets up a hotly anticipated match later in the year with Canelo Alvarez.   Cotto knocked down Geale twice in the fourth round, the first time on a vicious left hook to the jaw, and the second with a right to the top of the head during an exchange, and totally dominated the action.   Geale never had much of a shot and fought like it. He was blasted repeatedly by Cotto shots to the body and never landed a punch of consequence.   But a fight between Cotto and Alvarez figures to be a sensational battle that willl raise the passion of their large and loyal fan bases.   Alvarez, who had hoped to fight Cotto last month, knocked out James Kirkland on May 9 in a brilliant performance in Houston. On Saturday, after Cotto dispatched Geale, he green-lighted a fight with Alvarez.   "Let's do it," Cotto said in the ring to HBO's Max Kellerman. "Before that, I want to spend some time with my family and enjoy them again, but then it's back to L.A. and training for Canelo."  </p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Felix Verdejo looks great but question remains: Can he fight?</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Kevin+Iole/SIG=13m8fngbu/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/promising-felix-verdejo-looks-great-but-question-remains--can-he-fight-194607042.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/sports/2015-06-09/30275c90-0edf-11e5-b73a-8bab69be2d38_GettyImages-464824480.jpg"  width="3000" height="2001"  alt="TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 28: Boxer Felix Verdejo watches from the front row during the SoloBoxeo Tecate boxing match at the University of South Florida Sundome on February 28, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. Verdejo was the headliner until a hand injury forced him out of the event. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>The promising lightweight is 17-0 with 13 knockouts and faces his first real test Saturday.</p><br clear="all" /></p>
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