Advertisement
Advertisement

Photos: Shawn Porter, Kell Brook Ready For Carson War

By Jake Donovan, photos by Gene Blevins/Hoganphotos 

All fighters made weight for Saturday's televised tripleheader at the StubHub Center in Carson, California (Saturday, SHOWTIME, 9:00 p.m. ET). In the main event, Shawn Porter squares off against England's Kell Brook in a 12-round matchup of unbeaten welterweights.

Porter had to strip down to his birthday suit in order to get within the welterweight limit, officially coming in at 146.75 lb. while his "bare necessities" were covered by a towel. The bout marks the second defense of the alphabet title Porter acquired with a 12-round win over Devon Alexander last December. 
Brook came in at 146.5 lb. for his first title fight. 

In the televised co-feature, Sakio Bika makes the second defense of his alphabet 168 lb. title versus Anthony Dirrell. The bout is a rematch to their 12-round draw last December. 

Bika weighed in at 167.8 lb. in a fight he hopes will reverse some of the misfortunes suffered by Aussie boxers in recent major bouts; Dirrell tipped the scales right at the super middleweight limit of 168 lb.

Opening the telecast, Texas-tough Omar Figueroa defends his version of the lightweight title versus Mexico's Daniel Estrada. Figueora hit the scales at the lightweight limit of 135 lb. for the second defense of his belt. Estrada came in a shade lighter at 134.5 lb. for his first shot at a major title. 

OTHER PHOTOS FROM WEIGH-IN

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by New England on 08-16-2014

[QUOTE=salitap4p#1;14859769]Khan was offered a career high payday by Hearn to fight Brook. Hearn was putting the money up, it wasn't dependent on any sales. There's huge money to be made in the UK with the right match-ups.[/QUOTE] they also have…

Comment by Gordon_Gekko on 08-16-2014

Kell's got this. Shawn has underestimated him.

Comment by Heavyfist on 08-16-2014

[QUOTE=David1976;14859296]People who diss Brook should remember what Hatton did to Tszyu as a huge underdog.[/QUOTE] Tszyu was an old faded man by then. Can't really compare the two situations.

Comment by salitap4p#1 on 08-16-2014

[QUOTE=Corelone;14859683]Please, more money in the UK? The only way he makes more money in the UK is he can't sell anywhere else. Khan is in America bacause that's where the big fights and real money are. Kell has fought his…

Comment by AlexAson on 08-16-2014

I smell upset in the air. :boxing:

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (34)
Top Headlines Sullivan Barrera: My Goal is To Knock Andre Ward Out! Blackwell-Eubank Jr. Set For March 26 At Wembley Garcia: Canelo vs. Khan is Going To Be a Pretty Close Fight Ricky Hatton Discusses Several Emotional Topics on Life, Career Loeffler: We Expect Canelo To Defend Against Golovkin Video: Robert Garcia on Brandon Rios, Canelo-Khan, More Sauerland: Abraham Win Could Make Groves Bout Much Bigger Theophane: Mayweather Will Advise Me on How To Beat Broner Golovkin Keeps The Line Moving in Supremacy Quest at 160 Boxing Priest Makes Boxing Comeback After 20 Years Arum Spoke To HBO About Making Golovkin vs. Ramirez Jorge Linares Injury Puts Zlaticanin Title Fight In Jeopardy Omar Narvaez To Face Jesus Vargas on February 19th Roach Says Gomez, Ramirez on Board To Help Manny Pacquiao Roy Jones Jr. Rejects Retirement Talk, Return is Not Ruled Out Dmitry Kudryashov is Now Training With Joe Goossen Gonzalez, Negrete, Delgado, Gramajo on LA Fight Club, March 4 Loeffler on Working With Haymon Side To Finalize Golovkin-Wade Ward: Barrera Not Stronger, Hasn't Seen This Speed, Conditioning Cletus Seldin Returns To Action on March 5th in Long Island Browne Gets Advice From Larry Holmes For Chagaev Bout Photos: Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley 3 Undercard Presser 50 Cent Erupts, Rips Apart Ungrateful "Sh*thead" Billy Dib Luis Ortiz-Tony Thompson Undercard Information Golovkin-Canelo: Jerry Jones Wants Bout at AT&T Stadium Sanchez Will Have Barrera Ready For Andre Ward's Clinching Ovill McKenzie-Dmytro Kucher Purse Bid Won By Frank Warren Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley: Defying Newton's Laws Golovkin-Wade Title Fight Confirmed For April 23 At The Forum Williams-Matano Title Eliminator Tops March 5 SHO Tripleheader Jason Quigley To Return on March 25th at Fantasy Springs Lightweight Contender Kevin Mitchell Announces Retirement Trash-Talking Lundy Admits Crawford Has ‘Got The Goods’ Sanchez on Facing Andre Ward With Barrera Instead of Golovkin Nielsen-Marghetti Tops March 19 Bill In Copenhagen Daily Bread Mailbag: Canelo vs. Khan, Brook, Kovalev, More Stephen Ormond is Hoping To Raise Irish Spirits Joshua-Martin: Eddie Hearn Hoping To Get The Fight Done Anthony Joshua To Parker: Talk is Cheap Until The Bell Rings Khan: Canelo Deal Was So Smooth, Finalized Within Days
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement