Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Spence-Porter Weigh-In Results From Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Shawn Porter didn’t have to cut off any of his hair to make weight this time.

The WBC welterweight champion made weight on his first try Friday for his 147-pound title unification fight against Errol Spence Jr. Porter weighed exactly 147 pounds when he got on the California State Athletic Commission’s scale at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel.

Spence stepped on the CSAC’s scale at 147 pounds, too, for their 12-rounder Saturday night at Staples Center.

spence-porter (4)

The scene unfolded far different for Porter than the weigh-in for his last fight. The 31-year-old Porter had to trim his hair March 8 to make weight for his title defense against Yordenis Ugas.

Porter officially weighed in at 146¾ pounds for that 12-round fight. Las Vegas’ Porter beat Cuba’s Ugas (24-4, 11 KOs) by split decision March 9 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

Once they weighed in, the 5-feet-10 Spence towered over Porter (30-2-1, 17 KOs), who’s at least three inches shorter than the IBF champion. The 29-year-old Spence (25-0, 21 KOs), of DeSoto, Texas, also is a 10-1 favorite to defeat Porter in their FOX Sports Pay-Per-View main event.

Just before Porter and Spence made weight, WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell and former WBC champ David Benavidez met their contractual obligations for their 12-round, 168-pound title bout on the Spence-Porter undercard.

The 34-year-old Dirrell (33-1-1, 24 KOs), of Flint, Michigan, came in at 167½ pounds. The 22-year-old Benavidez (21-0, 18 KOs), a Seattle resident raised in Phoenix, also officially weighed 167½ pounds.

Benavidez is a 10-1 favorite to win back the WBC super middleweight title from Dirrell. The WBC stripped Benavidez of its 168-pound title a year ago because he tested positive for cocaine.

Dirrell won the then-vacant belt by beating Turkey’s Avnil Yildirim (21-2, 12 KOs) by technical decision February 23 at The Armory in Minneapolis. That fight was stopped in the 10th round due to a cut over Dirrell’s left eye, which was caused by an accidental head-butt in the ninth round.

Below are weights for the two other FOX Sports Pay-Per-View fights:

Mario Barrios (24-0, 16 KOs), San Antonio, 140 pounds, vs. Batyr Akhmedov (7-0, 6 KOs), Belogorsk, Russia, 139¼ pounds, 12 rounds, for the vacant WBA world super lightweight title.

Josesito Lopez (36-8, 19 KOs), Riverside, California, 146½ pounds, vs. John Molina Jr. (30-8, 24 KOs), Covina, California, 146¼ pounds, 10 rounds, welterweights.

FOX Sports’ Pay-Per-View telecast is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The suggested retail price to view it in HD is $74.95.

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

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Scipio2009 on 09-28-2019

[QUOTE=MaksBox;20085233]I think with ESPN+ and DAZN... paying $75 for essentially two fights is overkill... when for $99 you can have lots of fantastic fights... I am not a huge fan of either of these guys but for $20 or so…

Comment by Scipio2009 on 09-28-2019

[QUOTE=mawoodhouse;20084802]Pfft..I refuse to pay for ANY fight no matter how big, its extortion. Why pay when there is always free streams out there, dont make sense. If I cant find a free stream I pay $5 on a certain website…

Comment by MaksBox on 09-28-2019

I think with ESPN+ and DAZN... paying $75 for essentially two fights is overkill... when for $99 you can have lots of fantastic fights... I am not a huge fan of either of these guys but for $20 or so…

Comment by markther on 09-28-2019

The fight is in AMC movie theaters for only $24 starting at 9 pm. I may opt for that tomorrow night

Comment by mr.neezie on 09-27-2019

Spence is one of my favorite fighters right now. I have never seen a fight of his that was disappointing. Sure the Mikey fight wasn't a brutal KO, bit still good to see Spence ply his trade. Add Porter to…

Top Headlines
Daniel Jacobs Putting in Work For Gabe Rosado Clash Oubaali, Donaire, Rodriguez - WBC Clarifies Status of Bantamweight Division Gilberto Ramirez: Canelo Knows Our Paths Will Cross - It Won't Be Pretty For Him! Demetrius Andrade-Liam Williams Probable For February In Providence, Says Hearn Daniel Jacobs, Gabe Rosado - Face To Face at Final Presser Chavez Jr. Changes Opponent at The Last Minute, Controversy Erupts Tyson-Jones: Hasim Rahman Jr. Replaces Injured Viddal Riley Edgar Berlanga vs. Ulises Sierra Set For December 12 Card Patera-Boschiero Tops Matchroom/OPI Card on December 17, DAZN Gilberto Ramirez Plans To Target Dmitry Bivol After Lopez Clash Ryan Garcia Confident: I'm 100% Sure That I'll Stop Campbell in Three Angel Garcia: 'I Don’t Want To Hear No Bullcrap' When Danny Beats Spence Teofimo Lopez Eyeing $5 Million In Spring Return To Ring At MSG In New York De La Hoya Plans To Stage Garcia-Campbell On Cancun Beach or Near Aztec Pyramids Alex Vargas, Giovanni Scuderi, Melissa Parker Pick Up KO Wins in Tampa Ryan Walsh Reflects On The Help He Received From Brother Liam Tim Tszyu Has Interest in Fighting on Lopez-Kambosos Card Takam's Promoter Says Deal To Face Tyson Fury was "98%" Done - Then Off James McGivern Added To Golden Contract Card, December 2 Badou Jack Staying Busy, Eyes Jean Pascal Rematch in Early 2021 Joseph Diaz, Shavkat Rakhimov Reach Terms, Avoid Purse Bid For IBF Title Fight Francisco Vargas Aims To Stay Busy, Resume Path To World Title Sullivan Barrera Vows To Go After Sergey Kovalev With Everything Felix Verdejo: I'm Ready To Fight All of The Names at 135-Pounds Lennox Lewis Gives His Take on Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. Gennadiy Golovkin-Kamil Szeremeta Fight Finally Set For December 18 Robles Admits They Lost Control of Andy Ruiz After Big Win, Blames 'New Friends' Eduardo Ramirez,: After I Beat Ceja, I'll Get Rid of Gary Russell Jr. Tony Yoka vs. Christian Hammer Clash Lands on ESPN+ Hector Camacho - Past Opponents Reflect on Legendary Fighter Danny Garcia Grinds Hard For Errol Spence Title Clash Billy Joe Saunders vs. Martin Murray - Undercard Information McIntyre: Team Crawford Didn’t Leak Contract Details; Arum Needs To Look In House Fortuna: Would Love To Fight For Title Next, I Feel Like I Have Earned It Already Danny Garcia: When I'm Not The Underdog, I Don't Feel Right Teofimo Lopez: I'm The 'A' Side Against Tank Davis, No Matter What Floyd Says CSAC Releases $80K Purse To Flores Following Review of KO Loss To Luis Ortiz Ex-Champ Rivera Happy to Test De La Hoya's Comeback Mettle Ricky Medina Returns To The Ring on December 4 in Mexico Joe Joyce's Manager is Shocked That Daniel Dubois is Ranked Much Higher
Latest Forum Threads