One of the biggest fights in 2017 takes place Saturday night from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., as former welterweight champions collide in the main event title eliminator when Shawn Porter battles Andre Berto.
Porter (26-2-1, 16 KOs) — who has been looking to be more active, despite promoter Al Haymon dragging his feet — will step into the ring for the first time since last June. His last fight was a razor-thin decision loss to Keith Thurman.
Berto (31-4, 24 KOs) has only fought one time since losing a lopsided decision to Floyd Mayweather in September 2015, stopping Victor Ortiz in the fifth round last April.
Porter, 29, isn't looking to take a step backward with his career. Some of his more recent fights include losses to Thurman and current IBF 147-pound champion Kell Brook.
Even though the 33-year-old Berto is only 4-4 in his past eight fights, the Mayweather fight aside, he's considered one of the most action-packed fighters, including the classic first fight with Ortiz and all-out wars with former world champions Luis Collazo and Robert Guerrero.
The other fight on the main card will be for the junior middleweight title, as WBC champion Jermell Charlo (28-0, 13 KOs) goes up against Charles Hatley (26-1-1, 18 KOs).
In the headlining fight on the preliminary card, Amanda Serrano (26-1-1, 18 KOs) will look to capture her fifth world title when she faces former featherweight champion Dahiana Santana (35-8, 14 KOs).
It should be an exciting night of boxing. Here is everything you need to know about Shawn Porter vs. Andre Berto. (All times are ET)
Shawn Porter vs. Andre Berto start time
The main card begins at 9:30 p.m., with the preliminary portion of the card starting at 7:30.
Shawn Porter vs. Andre Berto channel
You can watch Shawn Porter vs. Andre Berto on Showtime with the prelims airing on Showtime Extreme.
Shawn Porter vs. Andre Berto online
You can watch Shawn Porter vs. Andre Berto at ShowtimeAnytime.com. (Subscription required.)
Shawn Porter vs. Andre Berto card
— Jermell Charlo (c) vs. Charles Hatley for the WBC Junior Middleweight Title
— Amanda Serrano vs. Dahiana Santana for the vacant WBO Women's Bantamweight Title
— Jose Miguel Borrego vs. John Delperdang; Junior Welterweights
— Julian Sosa vs. Emmanuel Valadez; Welterweights
— Richardson Hitchins vs. Alexander Picot; Junior Welterweights
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