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Danny Garcia-Shawn Porter Weigh-In Results From Barclays

By Keith Idec

Danny Garcia finally cracked a smile Friday afternoon after talking some trash to Shawn Porter and his father/trainer, Ken Porter, on the stage at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Moments earlier, Philadelphia’s Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs) and Las Vegas’ Porter (28-2-1, 17 KOs) both made weight for their 12-round, 147-pound championship match Saturday night at Barclays Center.

The 30-year-old Garcia got on the New York State Athletic Commission’s scale at 146¾ pounds. The 31-year-old Porter officially weighed 147 pounds.

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Garcia will attempt to win back the WBC welterweight title he lost to Keith Thurman by split decision in their 147-pound championship unification fight 18 months ago at Barclays Center. Thurman, who hasn’t fought since defeating Garcia, gave up that title late in April because a hand injury further delayed his return from elbow surgery.

Porter also can become a two-time welterweight champion. He held the IBF 147-pound championship for eight months, before Kell Brook beat him by majority decision in August 2014.

The Garcia-Porter bout will be the main event of Showtime’s tripleheader Saturday night.

Just before Garcia and Porter step into the ring, Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas (22-3, 11 KOs) and Argentina’s Cesar Barrionuevo (34-3-2, 24 KOs) will meet in a 12-round WBC welterweight title eliminator. The winner will become the mandatory challenger for Garcia or Porter.

The 32-year-old Ugas officially weighed 146¾ pounds Friday. Barrionuevo, 29, weighed in at 146 pounds.

The televised action will begin at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, when Showtime will broadcast a heavyweight fight scheduled for 10 rounds. That bout will pit Polish-born, Brooklyn-based contender Adam Kownacki (17-0, 14 KOs) against Charles Martin (25-1-1, 23 KOs).

The 29-year-old Kownacki weighed 263¼ pounds Friday. The 32-year-old Martin (25-1-1, 23 KOs), a former IBF champion from Carson, California, stepped on the NYSAC’s scale at 246 pounds.

Martin weighed nine pounds less than for his previous fight, a first-round knockout of Mike Marrone (21-9, 15 KOs) in July 2017. Kownacki was 21 pounds heavier than he was when he weighed in for his most noteworthy win, a fourth-round stoppage of Poland’s Artur Szpilka (21-3, 15 KOs) in July 2017.

Kownacki still figures to be the toughest of Martin’s three opponents since he lost the IBF title to England’s Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) by second-round knockout in April 2016 at O2 Arena in London.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 09-07-2018

Martin has gravity on his side.

Comment by 1hourRun on 09-07-2018

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/URvfdTR.gif[/IMG]

Comment by Andre_parker1 on 09-07-2018

martin in good shape,can't wait to see how he does against the heavy kownacki,the main event is gonna be lit too

Comment by Boksfan on 09-07-2018

[QUOTE=asgarth;19078412]charles martin nearly down 10 pounds from his last fight. looks like he took this fight seriously. Kownacki even fatter than in his last fight. his second highest weight to date.[/QUOTE] Yeah Kownacki is fat as hell, he need professional…

Comment by asgarth on 09-07-2018

charles martin nearly down 10 pounds from his last fight. looks like he took this fight seriously. Kownacki even fatter than in his last fight. his second highest weight to date.

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