Adrien Broner and Shawn Porter made weight for their Saturday showdown in Las Vegas. Broner weighed 143.5 pounds; Porter weighed in at the contracted limit of 144.
With Robert Garcia sidelined (again), Phil Lo Greco steps in to face undefeated welterweight Errol Spence Jr. on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nev.
The anticipated Sept. 14 Showtime Pay Per View event co-headlined by Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez and Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse will be joined by a third title fight between Ishe Smith and Carlos Molina, as well as a welterweight bout matching Ashley Theophane against Pablo Cesar Cano.
Shawn Porter kept his record pristine and helped erase the stench of his last outing, a 10-round draw against Julio Diaz five months ago, with a dominating unanimous decision over Phil Lo Greco.
Adrien Broner’s stoppage of Antonio DeMarco was among the seven knockouts which contributed $3,000 each toward a Hurricane Sandy relief fund for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Atlantic City.
New Jersey State Athletic Commissioner Aaron Davis: “I don’t want anybody to go to the hospital for a knockout, but if you’re going to get knocked out, it’s good that it’s for a good cause.”
Super middleweight fringe contender Yusaf Mack on IBF titleholder Carl Froch, who he challenges on Saturday in England: “I don’t fade and he can’t beat me.”