"You Need To Know" is a series which brings you closer to some of the rising stars in the world of sports. The victories and defeats. The triumphs and challenges. They all combine to make these athletes the inspirations and successes that they are, which is why You Need To Know who they are.

Featured is former IBF World Welterweight Champion, Shawn Porter. Porter, with a record of 26-2, is one of the best in the business. Raised and trained by his Father, Kenny Porter, Shawn has risen to be one of the top boxers in the world. He's loved and respected by so many both in and outside of the boxing world.

The Shadow League sat down with Shawn before his fight against Keith Thurman, a fight which many have called the "Fight of the Year," and we got a chance to know more about him. Now you can too.