It seemed as if Errol Spence Jr. was auditioning for potential 147-pound opponents, with past titleholders Andre Berto, Adrien Broner and Shawn Porter and current champion Keith Thurman all sitting at ringside.
Go behind the scenes as Adrien Broner and Shawn Porter prepare to battle in the latest edition of “Corner to Corner”
The Battle for Ohio and the Battle for Texas get heated on the same night when Cleveland’s Shawn Porter challenges Cincinnati’s Adrien Broner, and Houston’s Roberto Garcia takes on Dallas’ Errol Spence Jr. on Saturday at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Two days before he was supposed to fight Shawn Porter in March, Roberto Garcia sat at a press roundtable in Southern California slumped in his chair, baseball hat pulled low over his eyes, fleece zipped up around his neck despite the moderate spring temperatures.
On the very first Premier Boxing Champions card, we saw Adrien Broner take care of business against John Molina Jr. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. A week later, Shawn Porter dealt Erik Bone a savage fifth-round stoppage at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.
James Stevenson came out and knocked down Roberto Garcia in the first round with a nasty uppercut. He should have kept up the pressure.
World champions Anthony Dirrell and Daniel Jacobs made weight in advance of their Friday night title defenses, as did their opponents, but not without incident.
Last month, Roberto Garcia was supposed to battle Shawn Porter. He ended up warring with his own body instead.
The weigh-in for tonight’s boxing card at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California, was not without surprise Thursday as Roberto Garcia was hospitalized for an illness and scratched from his fight against Shawn Porter.