IBF welterweight titleholder Errol Spence Jr. and WBC titlist Shawn Porter battle on Saturday night from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, live on pay-per-view. The winner walks out the unified welterweight champion.
Spence (25-0, 21 KOs), a 2012 Olympian won the IBF strap by 11th-round knockout from Kell Brook in May 2017. "The Truth" has gone to defend the strap on three occasions over Lamont Peterson, Carlos Ocampo and including most recently, a unanimous decision win in March of former two-division world champion Mikey Garcia.
After the fight, Spence was interviewed by Porter, who was doing analyst work, right next to him. On the spot, both guys went back and forth. They declared they were ready and willing to square off.
Porter (30-2-1, 17 KOs) captured the WBC belt in September 2018, beating Danny Garcia by unanimous decision in a back-and-forth battle that was one of the best fights of the year. He successfully made is first title defense a week before Spence faced Garcia, winning a narrow split-decision over Yordenis Ugas.
The fight is the second time in as many fights that Spence will be on pay-per-view while Porter makes his debut on PPV. Here's a look at what options are available for you to watch and how much it will cost.
How much does the Spence vs. Porter fight cost?
PPV price: $74.99 (Fox Sports)
The Spence-Porter fight is available on traditional pay-per-view on all cable and satellite providers for $74.99, which is the same as when Spence faced Garcia. You can also order the fight on foxsports.com for $74.99.
The fight can also be seen at select movie theaters presented by Fathom Events. Call your local movie theater to see if the fight will be airing and how much it will cost.
What time does Spence vs. Porter start?
7:30 p.m. ET (prelim) | 9 p.m. (main card)
The welterweight title unification bout takes place on Saturday, Sept. 28. The preliminary card starts at 7:30 p.m. ET. The main card begins at 9 p.m., with Spence and Porter expected to make the walk to the ring for the main event at around 11:30 p.m.
Spence vs. Porter fight card
Errol Spence Jr. vs. Shawn Porter
Anthony Dirrell vs. David Benavidez
Mario Barrios vs. Batyr Akhmedov
Josesito Lopez vs. John Molina
Robert Guerrero vs. Jerry Thomas
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