Andre Berto vs Shawn Porter Live stream Showtime PPV Boxing Match Starts Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York, USA Live Streaming Here today at 9:00 PM ET. Porter vs Berto: Shawn Porter comes in on the 147lbs limit for title eliminator. Andre Berto – Shawn Porter: Preview, odds, predictions, start time, card on Showtime. Shawn Porter weighed in slightly heavier than Andre Berto for the pair’s WBC world welterweight title eliminator in New York.
On Saturday, Berto (31-4, 24 KOs) enters what could be his final shot at a headlining role against one of the welterweight division’s elite when he faces Shawn Porter at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York (Showtime, 9:30 p.m. ET/PT). The winner becomes the mandatory opponent for Keith Thurman’s WBC 147-pound title.
Porter (26-2-1-KO16), who returns to the ring for the first time since suffering a unanimous points decision loss to Keith Thurman, faces ‘The Beast’ at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, live on Sky Sports 1, in the early hours of Sunday morning.
‘Showtime’ tipped the scales at 10st 7lbs at the Brooklyn Marriot, while Berto (31-4-KO24), who knocked out Victor Ortiz in his last bout almost a year ago, weighed in at 10st 6lbs 8ozs.
The first half of his career might best be summed up as “too much, too soon,” as Berto, now 33, received praise and financial reward before fully earning it inside the ring. “I came up really fast and I didn’t take the sport as seriously as I needed to because I was feeling invincible — a world champion with millions of dollars,” Berto said. “I would go into a training camp, three or four weeks before a fight, just to drop all the weight real quick. I would just do a lot of foolish things and that’s when the downslope came and it hit me like a ton of bricks.”
Berto’s decline was steep. He’s just 4-4 since 2010, with his career turned into a constant roller coaster. He has battled injuries and suffered devastating defeats, including a 2013 knockout loss to Jesus Soto Karass. Just two years later, however, he scaled the sport’s summit when Berto was chosen by Floyd Mayweather for his retirement bout — a one-sided loss on pay-per-view that felt like a sparring match.
For Porter (26-2-1, 16 KOs), himself a former titleholder, the fight offers a doorway back into another big fight after a pair of losses in recent years to welterweight elites Thurman and Kell Brook. At 29, Porter remains at the peak of his prime. The loss to Thurman last June in their Fight of the Year candidate was incredibly tight (115-113 on all three scorecards) and the result still stings him. The No. 1 thing for me is to win this fight and show Keith Thurman that I’m ready for the rematch.
Here’s how the fight card for Saturday night in New York breaks down, including Jermell Charlo defending his WBC junior middleweight title against Charles Hatley. Porter best summed up the attraction to this fight for fans by pointing out the inevitable direction the fight will likely go.
This fight will provide the fireworks it advertises, and don’t be surprised to see Berto getting off the canvas multiple times only to keep coming forward. In the end, give me Porter by unanimous decision in a crowd-pleasing affair. Source Skysports and CBSSports