Errol Spence Jr. vs. Shawn Porter Predictions: Who will be victorious?

Who will win Saturday night's welterweight unification title bout between IBF titleholder Errol Spence Jr. and WBC champ Shawn Porter at Staples Center in Los Angeles?

Spence (25-0, 21 KO’s) is coming off a dominant unanimous decision victory over Mikey Garcia in March. Porter (30-2-1, 17 KO’s) defeated Yordenis Ugas by a very controversial split decision also in March

Who takes the win? Our experts make their picks.

Michael Gonzalez: Spence by decision

I don't think this is going to be as easy for Spence as some believe. Porter makes everybody look bad. However, I believe Spence will win. It's going to be a sloppy fight. But Porter can absolutely win. It's going to be Spence's toughest fight to date.

Ryan O’Hara: Spence by decision

Porter will try to make it a dog fight in the early rounds. He will do what he has to do to make the fight competitive. However, Spence is a pound-for-pound talent with world-class hand speed, great counter-punching skills from the high guard, and punch accuracy. I think Porter hits the deck late but this goes the distance. 116-111.

Cameron Gillon: Spence by decision

I'm picking Errol Spence by UD.

I think Porter will make it competitive in parts, its very difficult to look good against a style that he posses, but I feel Spence provides his best work against fighters that come forward and leave openings for him to land his big shots. I see a knockdown scored for Spence before he takes over and wins majority of the second half of the fight and we see the first clinical loss for Porter.

Gabriel Gonzalez: Spence by decision

Because he’s better.

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