Five keys for Shawn Porter

8/12/2014 - Boxing

Unbeaten welterweight titlist Shawn Porter has been on some kind of a run over the past year.

With a pair of dominant victories over then-titlist Devon Alexander last December and Paulie Malignaggi in April, Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs) has announced himself as a major player at 147 pounds.

Porter, 26, a native of Akron, Ohio, enters his second title defense Saturday against fellow unbeaten Kell Brook of England (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET) at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

If Porter has plans of adding Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) to his growing list of top fighters he has overcome, he will need to keep in mind these keys to victory:

Full speed ahead

Put some money in the bank

Surprise with the hook

Jab well done

Make it a fight