WBC Welterweight World Champion Showtime Shawn Porter makes his first title defense against top-rated mandatory challenger Yordenis Ugas on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at MGM Grand Las Vegas and live on FOX.Porter vs Ugas Live Stream Las Vegas’ Porter (29-2-1, 17 KOs), a former IBF welterweight champ, won the WBC 147-pound title by defeating Danny Garcia on September 8 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The 31-year-old Porter topped Garcia by unanimous decision in a 12-round fight for a title injury-plagued Keith Thurman relinquished late in April.
WBC Welterweight World Champion Shawn Porter will make his first title defense in primetime as he battles mandatory challenger Yordenis Ugas Saturday, March 9 in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes live from Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly StubHub Center, in Carson, California.
Shawn Porter is one of the most charismatic and exciting fighters in the sport and he’s sure to light up the screen on March 9 on FOX and FOX Deportes,” said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions. “After winning a hard-fought close decision over Danny Garcia in September to capture the title, he will again have his hands full, this time with Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas, who has taken the division by storm, defeating top contenders and prospects to put himself in this mandatory position for his first world title. It’s a matchup of styles that is sure to generate a memorable night.