Stars to be Out in Full Force for Garcia vs Porter
Coming on the heels of Premier Boxing Champions’ (PBC) groundbreaking deals with both FOX Sports and SHOWTIME Sports, many of the brightest stars in the PBC galaxy will be ringside Saturday night to see one of the biggest fights of the year live and in person as Danny Garcia takes on Shawn Porter in a welterweight world title fight. Expected to be seated ringside at Barclays Center will be several current or former world champions in a variety of weight classes.
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“Ringside will be well represented Saturday night with PBC champions,” said Tim Smith, VP of Communications for PBC. “It is great that so many of our fighters will be supporting Danny and Shawn for this tremendous welterweight championship. This is just another reason that Garcia vs. Porter will be one to remember.”
Some of the biggest names, all of whom have fought on SHOWTIME in the past, include the below (in alphabetical order by first name):
– Adrien Broner – (33-3-1, 24 KOs), Former Four-division world champion
– Andre Berto – (32-5, 24 KOs), Former welterweight champion
– Errol Spence Jr. – (24-0, 21 KOs), IBF Welterweight Champion
– Gervonta Davis – (20-0, 19 KOs), WBA Super Featherweight Champion
– Jarrett Hurd – (22-0, 15 KOs), Unified 154-Pound Champion (IBF/WBA)
– Jermall Charlo – (27-0, 21 KOs), Former junior middleweight champion
– Jermell Charlo – (31-0, 15 KOs), WBC Super Welterweight Champion
– Keith Thurman – (28-0, 22 KOs), WBA Welterweight Champion and Former Unified Welterweight Champion
In addition to the pugilists, several celebrities can be expected including star of Black Panther Chadwick Boseman as well as two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields and others.
ABOUT GARCIA vs. PORTER
Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter pits elite welterweight stars against each other in a 12-round showdown for the vacant WBC 147-pound World Championship. The Premier Boxing Champions event takes place Saturday, September 8 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™ and headlines action live on SHOWTIME.
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features a welterweight world title eliminator betweenCuba’s Yordenis Ugas and Argentina’s Cesar Barrionuevo, plus heavyweight action that pits unbeaten Adam Kownacki against former heavyweight champion Charles Martin.
Tickets for the September 8 event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, in association with DSG Promotions, start at $50 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP
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