Shawn Porter made a successful return after a 14-month layoff from the ring.
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Thursday, February 3, 2011
The roundup of the region's top stories for Thursday, Feb. 3.
Here's the list of the top stories from Patch sites in your area: Storm Kept City Busy Ducking and Punching Your Way to Fitness Lakewood Eyesore Comes Tumbling Down Salon Hosts Children's Cut-a-Thon to Raise Funds for Fishcreek Student with Cancer The Verdict is in: Lorain County Judge Ewers Knows How to Perform
Monday, December 20, 2010
Father and son share insights from sparring sessions with iconic boxing champion Manny Pacquiao.
A lot of young fighters might be overwhelmed by an opportunity to spar with world boxing champion Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao, but don't tell that to Kenny Porter of Stow. Father (and manager/trainer) of undefeated welterweight Shawn Porter, Kenny believed his son was up to the challenge. He was, just ask Pacquiao. After defeating Miguel Cotto on Nov. 14, 2009 in Las Vegas to win the World Boxing Organization (WBO) belt, Pacquiao openly praised Porter for his work as a sparring partner in camp. But it's Porter who is grateful for the experience. "As you know, Manny is one of the greatest fighters of all time," said the undefeated welterweight (17-0, 13 KOs). "Being in that atmosphere, you see how a world championship camp is run. I …