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Roberto Garcia Scratched From Shawn Porter Fight?

By Steve Kim

You knew something was amiss when Roberto Garcia, scheduled to fight Shawn Porter tomorrow night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on the dedut of Spike's 'Lights Out' boxing series - was a no-show for the weigh-in earlier this afternoon.

Sources says that Garcia, who was contracted to face Porter(the former IBF welterweight titlist) at a weight limit of 147-pounds, was suffering from dehydration and also had B12-poisoning.

Organizers of this event are now scrambling to find a replacement just in case Garcia is a no-go and one of the possibilities is Karim Mayfield. As for the possibility of putting heavyweight Chris Arreola on the televised portion of this card, word is that with him coming in at a rotund 262-pounds that his handlers would rather not have him exposed to this audience in that state.

As for 7:17 pm, Eastern Time, a member of the Porter camp told BoxingScene.com that Garcia was still trying to do whatever he can to make this fight.

Erick Bone is in the running to replace Garcia on Saturday night.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by North Star on 03-13-2015

[QUOTE=SugarRaRobinson;15463739]Since it's towards the twilight of his career I think he cashed out . From round one he was acting as if he couldn't even stand . If you injury is that bad u simply cancel the fight . No…

Comment by SugarRaRobinson on 03-13-2015

[QUOTE=rogdogx;15463637]molina is a one handed fighter but the right hand is a bomb. and the fact he didn't throw it down the stretch was suspect. martinez to me was very lively on 1 knee. he willed himself to the later…

Comment by Crazylegs77 on 03-13-2015

There goes fight of the year.

Comment by rogdogx on 03-13-2015

[QUOTE=SugarRaRobinson;15463471]Now if u really had a nose for identifying fighters who throw fights , you'd be mentioning Cotto vs Martinez not Broner vs Molina[/QUOTE] molina is a one handed fighter but the right hand is a bomb. and the fact…

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 03-13-2015

Arreola is like a real-life version of FMJ's Private Pyle. What an un-disciplined screw-up! Coach: "Why can't you fight Saturday night, Chris?" Arreola: " Because I'm too heavy coach." Coach: "Because you are a disgusting fat Body!"

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