Spence-Porter PPV undercard finalized

Unbeaten rising star Mario “El Azteca” Barrios (24-0, 16 KOs) will face fellow unbeaten Batyr Akhmedov (7-0, 6 KOs) for the WBA super lightweight title and popular veterans Josesito López (36-8, 19 KOs) and John Molina Jr. (30-8, 24 KOs) meet in a 10-round welterweight attraction as part of undercard action on the Spence-Porter PPV on September 28 from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The main event will be the welterweight title unification match between IBF champion Errol Spence, Jr. and WBC champion Shawn Porter. In the previously announced co-feature, WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell will defend his title against unbeaten former champion David Benavídez.

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Also, on FOX leading into the Spence-Porter pay-per-view event, former three-time world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (35-6-1, 20 KOs) battles Jerry Thomas (14-1-1, 8 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight match and undefeated super welterweight prospect Joey Spencer (8-0, 6 KOs) appears in a six-rounder vs. TBA.

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    • Yeah, I see no boring fights in here, but Molina vs. Lopez will be a war, and maybe Barrios vz Akhmedov too.

  • Good card this one. I am a bit skeptical about the main event, because both guy don’t have one punch fight definition and Spence might decide to outbox Porter, converting a promising all action fight in an snoozer. Hope will not happen.
    Spence by decision and Lopez by 7round TKO over Molina.

  • Robert Guerrero, 36, John Molina Jr, 36, Josesito Lopez, 35. Anthony Dirrell, 34 (almost 35). And fans are supposed to be excited about this youthful card. Also, did Porter really win his last fight? I think he is 9-2-1 (3 KOs) since his Julio Diaz fight. And he didn’t really beat Ugas, so he might be more like 8-2-2 or 8-3-1 since Dec 2012. How does Porter have a chance to stop Spence? Spence ducked the Crawford fight because he had to stick with PBC, where he runs his own career (he thinks) and has the PBC broadcast pretending Crawford isn’t a champion at welterweight. Crawford should move own from waiting for the clown fighters at PBC, and get top rank to work with Eddie Hearn, Frank Warren, or Oscar to make his next 3 fights between 147 and 154. Crawford could so easily get the Munguia fight in early 2020, and be a 4 division WBO champion.

    • How is Spence ducking Crawford? Hes been with pbc the whole time. Top Rank is pushing for the fight because he has very little lucrative options. He is fighting a much better opponnet than Amir Khan. Crawford decided to resign with Top Rank knowing they have very few welters for him to fight. Not sure where your logic comes from.

  • As much as I’d like Shawn to win, I think he’s a little out of his league here. Hope Spence vs Pacquiao is next

  • Thought sure Guerrero would have stayed retired based off how he was talking after getting stopped by Figueroa. Should have known. Most of the card are older guys but they are still solid match-ups.

  • This is a Showtime main event at best, not a PPV. There are not many fighters or fights that are PPV worthy now days. Top fighters avoiding each other, or fighting when they are way past their prime and horrible undercards have killed the boxing PPV market. The Don King early to mid 90’s PPV model was perfect, and always worth the money.

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