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Garcia vs Porter

Garcia vs Porter : Shawn Porter (28-2-1, 17 KOs) may be from Akron, Ohio, and live in Las Vegas, but he’s turning the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, into something of a home arena.

The high-octane fighter is a consistent crowd pleaser and will fight at Barclays for the fourth straight time on Saturday night when he takes on Danny Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs) for the vacant WBC world welterweight title.

Garcia vs Porter Live

When: Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. ET

Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn

TV: Showtime

Live Stream: Showtime Anytime

The WBC world title at 147 pounds had belonged to Keith Thurman, but injury forced him to relinquish the belt as he couldn’t make a mandatory defense against Porter, per ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael.

Now, Porter will have to go through Garcia, who is looking to win back the WBC belt after losing it in a unification bout against, you guessed it, Thurman, in March 2017.

The winner of this fight will then assume a commanding role in boxing’s most talented and entertaining division, and likely assure himself of another couple of big paydays.

Today, starting at 12:00 p.m. ET, Showtime Sports will be live streaming the final press conference for Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter, a welterweight title fight set for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn this weekend. You can catch the full live stream above, right here on BLH!

The talks between the camps has started to warm up a little, and if there’s going to be any pre-fight dramatics it’ll likely happen either here or during tomorrow’s weigh-in. Garcia enters this fight looking to regain the WBC title he lost to Keith Thurman last year. Meanwhile Porter is hoping to regain a title belt himself in this vacant title clash.

Thus far it appears that both fighters have had good training camps and are fully confident as they head into the Showtime main event. The undercard will feature fellow welterweight Yordenis Ugas (22-3, 11 KOs) taking on Cesar Barrionuevo (34-3-2, 24 KOs) in a WBC title eliminator as well as heavyweight Adam Kownacki (17-0, 14 KOs) facing former titleholder Charles Martin (25-1-1, 23 KOs), which will kick off the televised portion of the card.
SHOWTIME Sports will provide live streams of official fight week events in advance of this Saturday’s WBC Welterweight World Championship between former champions Danny Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs) and Shawn Porter (28-2-1 17 KOs). The three-fight telecast airs live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast also features top 147-pound contender Yordenis Ugas (22-3, 11 KOs) battling against Argentine Cesar Barrionuevo (34-3-2, 24 KOs) in a WBC welterweight title eliminator showdown. Heavyweight contender Adam Kownacki (17-0, 14 KOs) and former champion Charles Martin (25-1-1, 23 KOs) will open the telecast with a 10-round attraction.

In the livestreamed SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING COUNTDOWN, Five-division champion Amanda Serrano (34-1-1, 26 KOs) will attempt to best her own women’s boxing record when she faces Yamila Esther Reynoso (11-4-3, 8 KOs) for the vacant WBO Junior Welterweight World Title. A win would make Serrano a six-division world champion, joining Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya as boxing’s only six-division champions.

amir khan vs samuel vargas fight live

Khan vs Vargas : Amir Khan’s comeback continues on Saturday night when he takes on Samuel Vargas in Birmingham, England, in a non-title welterweight matchup.

After getting brutally knocked out by Canelo Alvarez in May 2016, Khan (32-4, 20 KOs) spent two years away from the ring.

Khan vs Vargas Live

When he finally returned, he did it in style, knocking out Phil Lo Greco in just 39 seconds to claim his first victory in 23 months. Now, the former world champion will probably be looking to spend a bit more time in the ring and bank some rounds as he builds up to his next big challenge.

Vargas (29-3-2, 14 KOs), a welterweight fighting on the fringes of the division for much of his career, will be looking to get in his way.

Here’s how to catch the action.

Khan vs. Vargas Fight Info

When: Saturday, Sept. 8 at approx. 5 p.m. ET/10 p.m. UK (full card begins earlier)

Where: Arena Birmingham in Birmingham, England

TV: Sky Sports Action, Sky Sports Main Event (UK only)

Live Stream: DAZN (Facebook, Twitter), Sky Go (UK only)

Odds: Khan -3500 (bet $3,500 to win $100)

Odds courtesy of OddsShark.com and updated as of Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 a.m. ET.

Khan and Brook can probably make that fight when they want it, and cash a good paycheck from it thanks to their star power in England, but there’s some more work that needs to be done in the ring.

Khan can’t just go directly from dusting off Lo Greco to taking on one of the top fighters at 147 pounds. That leaves Vargas, who may have one fewer loss than Khan does in his career but hasn’t fought nearly the same level of competition.

The 29-year-old Colombian had his shots at stardom, taking on Errol Spence in Jr in 2015 and Danny Garcia the next year. Both opponents scored technical knockouts at Vargas’ expense, stopping any chance at making a bigger name for himself.

Khan told Sky Sports News: “I was going to say to him that after this fight, I’d like him to see what he can do with his own fighter really in Vargas, because I know that I’m going to hurt him in this fight, and I’m going to put on a good performance, and I’m going to outclass him.

“Obviously I’ve been knocked out in the professional game before. They are going to talk about me, they are going to talk about my old previous fights. I’m a totally different fighter from there. I’ve got a new trainer, I’ve changed my way of living, I’ve changed how I treat boxing now.

“I’m going to be ready for whatever Vargas and his team bring to the table. They are going to start playing mind games, try putting me down, try making me think negatively, but to be honest with you, I’ve been through these press conferences many times before.”