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.