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Cleveland's Ken Porter wants primetime on Showtime: Boxing Insider


Joe Maxse, The Plain Dealer May 22, 2013 8:16:39 AM EDT

It was on the undercard of two nationally televised bouts on Showtime and therein lies the trainer’s complaint. The father feels his son is more than ready for primetime.

Shawn Porter has been groomed through the amateur ranks and at 25 it is time he gets his shot. Ken Porter is hoping that shot comes sooner, like September, rather than later.

Because substitute Lee Purdy (20-4-1, 13 KOs) could not make the 147-pound limit, Alexander’s seventh-round TKO was a non-title bout in the AC co-feature. Alexander stands 25-1, with 14 KOs.

Minter’s effort was the best from Team Cleveland’s eight-boxer contingent. Super heavyweight Marlon Steen from the Untouchable B.C. made it to the quarterfinals before being eliminated.

Tickets are $40. Call Mike Galassi at 216-276-0123 or Gene Glen at 216-721-1674.

History: Bob Montgomery decisioned Beau Jack over 15 rounds in New York to win the lightweight title in 1943.

Friday: ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” are at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, where junior middleweight Delvin Rodriguez (27-6-3, 15 KOs) meets Freddy Hernandez (30-4, 20 KOs) at 10.

Saturday: HBO has a late afternoon bout as Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KOs) defends his IBF super middleweight title against WBA champ Mikkel Kessler (46-2, 35 KOs) in London at 6 p.m. It will be replayed at 10 p.m.