Shawn Porter vs. Yordenis Ugas March 9 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson
CARSON, Calif. (January 24, 2019) - WBC Welterweight World Champion Shawn Porter will make his first title defense in primetime as he battles mandatory challengerYordenis Ugas Saturday, March 9 in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes live from Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly StubHub Center, in Carson, California.
Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and will see Porter defend his title after defeating Danny Garcia in an exciting September clash to capture the WBC belt. He will face Cuba's Ugas, who has worked his way to this position with an impressive string of eight-straight victories leading up to March 9.
The action also features a duel between two hard-hitting brawlers as Andrzej Fonfaraand Edwin Rodriguez meet in a 10-round cruiserweight match in the co-feature, while heavy-handed slugger Efe Ajagba steps up to face experienced veteran Amir Mansourin an eight-round heavyweight attraction in the televised opener.