Porter vs. Garcia adds punch to first PBC on Spike card

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There’ll be no shortage of action when brawlers Shawn “Showtime” Porter and Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia go toe-to-toe March 13 as the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series hits Spike TV.

Shawn Porter and Roberto Garcia

Shawn Porter and Roberto Garcia will fight on Spike TV on March 13.

The 147-pound title contenders will face off at 9 p.m. ET/PT as the co-main event in the first PBC card to air on Spike.

Andre Berto (29-3) will battle Josesito Lopez (33-6) in the night’s other bout.

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Porter (24-1-1, 15 KOs) was recently dismissed as a 147-pound world champion in an athletic, back-and-forth exchange with British fighter Kell Brook, who was awarded a 12-round majority decision in Carson, California, on August 16.

The 27-year-old Akron, Ohio, native won the 147-pound championship in a 12-round unanimous decision over Devon Alexander in Brooklyn, New York, in December 2013.

Porter, a knockout threat with either hand, stopped former champ Paulie Malignaggi in the fourth round in Washington, D.C., last April to retain his title.

Garcia (36-3, 23 KOs) has risen from marginal prospect to serious contender by taking on all comers, and his skills have improved with experience.

The 34-year-old Houston resident has competed against notables such as former world champion Antonio Margarito, who won a hard-fought 10-round decision over Garcia in 2010.

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