Porter-Malignaggi Set, Turns 4/19 into Tripleheader

By Ryan Burton

Kenny Porter, father and trainer of IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (23-0-1, 14KOs), has confirmed to that his son will defend his title against former two division champion Paulie Malignaggi (33-5, 7KOs) on April 19th.

Earlier today, the IBF gave confirmation that Porter-Malignaggi was officially sanctioned for the date, with the winner having to face mandatory challenger Kell Brook next.

Showtime will broadcast a tripleheader from Washington DC that evening. IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins will face WBA champion Beibut Shumenov in the main event, while Peter Quillen will defend his WBO middleweight title against Lukas Konecny to round out the televised portion of the card.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Shambrolic on 03-13-2014

Many people haven't been watching boxing I assume. Shumenov has one of the major belts at light heavyweight and have been champion for 4 years. His last bout was a vicious knockout where I literally thought the victims neck was…

Comment by koolbreez12 on 03-13-2014

[QUOTE=Cali boxer;14320408]Getting tired of Quillin facing nobodies (with the exception of Rosado) he hasn't fought anybody. Weakest paper champion out there right now[/QUOTE] I agree 100%

Comment by geokis88 on 03-13-2014

What a joke. Everybody is a champion nowadays. Collazo spanks both of them. One time spanks both of them. A couple of unrated fighters spank both of them. Never mind the elite cause these two are way below that level.…

Comment by Scipio* on 03-13-2014

I'm guessing we won't be seeing Paulie and Thurman anytime soon...

Comment by dc3383 on 03-12-2014

This is way for Porter to win his fight have Thurman win his fight they fight in Sept on Floyd's undercard that way they build a future opponent since Danny Garcia didn't want follow that script.

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