(AllHipHop News) Yesterday, radio personality Charlemagne Tha God threw hands with boxer Shawn Porter, during a celebrity sparring session.
Shawn Porter hosted a press conference and open training session at Gleason’s Gym yesterday (May 11) in Brooklyn.
A variety of media personalities decided to get into the ring with the Shawn Porter, to test their boxing skills against a world champion. It didn’t end well for most of them.
“I watch boxing, so I respect the craft. I was in there for two rounds and I feel like I was running for two hours. This is no joke, respect boxers. If you see them in the street, don’t mess with them,” Charlamagne Tha God said. “He was faster than I thought he was. Hand speed, foot speed and he had power. He got me pretty good a couple times, I’m glad I had this gear on.”
But Shawn Porter had some positive words to say for Charlamagne as well.
Apparently, the outspoken radio host, who was recently threatened by Bryan “Birdman” Williams during an episode of The Breakfast Club Morning Show that went viral, is apparently swift on his feet.
“Charlamagne did well. He came in with some toughness and a bit of a game plan,” Shawn Porter said. “He knew I was here to put on a show, but he competed.
Shawn Porter held the training session to showcase his athleticism, as he prepares for a big match with Keith Thurman on June 25 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Charlamagne Tha God takes a body blow from Shawn Porter. But apparently Charlamagne can take a punch!
Other media personalities including Sirius XM’s Rhett Butler of The Shadow League and Nestor Gibbs of Tha Boxing Voice threw some jabs at Shawn Porter. But most of them got it like Charlamagne.
Shawn Porter, who is the former welterweight world champion, will square off against Thurman as the main event of Showtime Championship Boxing, which will air on the same date, at 9:00 PM.
Photos From Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment/Premier Boxing Champions