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LAS vegas -- transforms out former welterweight titleholder Shawn Porter wasn"t kidding as soon as he said he would have no trouble making the 144-pound contract limit for his fight with former three-division titlist Adrien Broner.
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Broner, regardless of being a former welterweight titleholder himself (although his last three fights were at small welterweight), insisted the hit be in ~ 144 pounds, i beg your pardon Porter grudgingly accepted.
Despite all the speculation that he might not do weight, Porter to be bang ~ above 144 and looked strong at Friday"s weigh-in, to visit by map promoter Floyd Mayweather, in ~ the MGM grand Garden Arena front of the scheduled 12-round bout Saturday night (NBC, 8:30 ET). Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) was 143½ pounds.
"I made weight and also I might have made weight last week," Shawn Porter said. "I laugh in ~ the fact that i made it so easily and hadn"t been 144 because that so long."Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesKenny Porter, Shawn"s father and trainer, told 2175forals.com that the rehydration i Broner had asked for -- definition neither might weigh more than 154 pounds in ~ a Saturday morning weight inspect -- had actually been turned off from the bout agreement.
Asked what taken place to the contract clause, one Team Porter was dissatisfied about, that said, "Al shut the down," introduce to Al Haymon, the adviser for both Broner and also Porter.
"I made weight and I might have made load last week," Shawn Porter said. "I laugh in ~ the fact that i made it so easily and also hadn"t to be 144 because that so long."
The 27-year-old Porter (25-1-1, 16 KOs) stated the last time the was the light was once he to be a 14-year-old amateur.
Kenny Porter said his child made the load slow and smart. Shawn Porter usually does not run the week of a fight, and also Kenny Porter stated he didn"t have to make an exception for this bout because he to be fine comes down.
"He hasn"t operation the week of a hit in years. The allude is that didn"t have to for this one," Kenny Porter said.
Welterweight Errol Spence (16-0, 13 KOs), the 2012 U.S. Olympian and also elite prospect, and also Phil Lo Greco (26-1, 14 KOs), who took the struggle Thursday once Roberto Garcia, mired in an individual and load problems, withdrew, both do weight.
Spence was 149 and also Lo Greco was 152, the preferably weight, which had been enhanced to take right into account his last-minute accept of the fight.
Fortunately because that fight organizers, Lo Greco was in shape due to the fact that he has remained in Las Vegas working in junior welterweight titleholder Jessie Vargas" camp helping Vargas prepare for his move up come welterweight to confront former titlist Timothy Bradley Jr. ~ above June 27.
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Also Friday, the Nevada State strong Commission exit the purses for the combatants per their signed bout agreements. Broner will earn $1.35 million, Porter will make $1 million, and Spence and Lo Greco will be payment $150,000 apiece.