The Staples Center in Los Angeles will once again host a major boxing PPV event on Saturday night. A pair of 147-pound champions will look to unify their titles as Errol Spence Jr. meets Shawn Porter in the center of the ring in the City of Angels.
Spence, IBF titleholder, enters the bout undefeated and arguably one of the pound-for-pound best boxers in the world, though his resume is lacking marquee victories. Porter, the WBC champion, is a rugged pressure fighter who has been in with some of the very best while capturing championships and making life hard on his opponents.
The undercard is loaded with compelling fights.
Anthony Dirrell (33-1-1, 24 KO) and David Benavidez (21-0, 18 KO) fight for Dirrell's WBC super middleweight championship -- a belt Benavidez previously held and lost due to a failed drug test for cocaine. Dirrell, 12 years Benavidez's senior, recently said "He's never fought someone like me. Everyone he knocked out, he was supposed to knock out."
Mario Barrios (24-0, 16 KO) meets Baktyr Akhmedov (7-0, 6 KO) in a bout for a vacant secondary WBA title at 140 pounds. Akhmedov is a 2016 Olympian who is moving up the ladder with surprising speed while Barrios has been brought along at a measured "traditional" pace. The winner will be put in position for big things at 140.
Let's take a closer look at how you can catch the action on Saturday night as well as the latest odds from MGM.
Spence vs. Porter viewing information
Date: Sept. 28, 2019 | Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: Staples Center -- Los Angeles
Broadcast: Fox PPV | Price: $74.99
Stream: Foxsports.com or the Fox Sports App
Full card and odds
Errol Spence Jr. (c) -900
Shawn Porter (c) +575
David Benavidez -900
Anthony Dirrell (c) +575
Mario Barrios -165
Baktyr Akhmedov +140
Josesito Lopez -400
John Molina Jr. +275
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