Broner-Porter Booked For June 20

It is, to this point, the most high profile contest booked in a PBC contest: June 20, two building blocks on the Haymon Boxing roster will be on a collision course. Adrien Broner, seeking to rebuild the momentum he had two years ago, before he was derailed by the Marcos Maidana express, will take on Shawn Porter, in Las Vegas.

The two Ohioans will tangle in a catchweight fight, to weigh no more than 145 pounds the day before the scrap, a source tells TSS, and no more than 155 on the day of the fight. That contractual element is there with a nod to the understanding that Broner is maybe better suited at 140 than 147, Porters’ stomping grounds.

Both men come off wins to underdogs; Porter handled late sub Erick Bone on PBC and Broner had his way, in easy work, with rugged-man John Molina.

Anyway, if a catchweight situation means that two upper tier boxers will get it on, then, I guess, we can junk our semi-purist mentality, and embrace the new normal. Readers, what say you; does AB get your love going in to this, as the more refined pugilst? Or does Porters’ rugged manner seem better suited in this style clash? Weigh in!

WATCH RELATED VIDEOS ON BOXINGCHANNEL.TV

COMMENTS

-brownsugar :

Broner barely got past Malinaggi. Porter eats guys like Malinaggi for breakfast. Unless Broner has adopted a new fighting style that includes a copious amount of movement, I don't see how Broner can offer much resistance. Guererro vs Thurman Lee vs Quillen Russell vs Gonzales Dirrell vs DeGale Jack vs Dirrell Fig vs burns Chavez vs Fonfara Peterson vs Garcia The stakes are being raised in the Haymon stable on a consistent basis. But this is career suicide for Broker. Prove me wrong Adrian B. I have the distinct feeling that Haymon is weeding out his stable to make more room at the top for fresh talent With Floyd leaving the business, new attractions must be cultivated and harvested. This is going to be interesting.


-SouthPawFlo :

If Porter wins Convincing he'll be in line for the Mayweather Fight in September, I'm sure Haymon and Mayweather have already discussed it...


-brownsugar :

The catch weight will help AB, But after meeting the hydration limit Porter will still have about 3-4 for hours to soak up some extra water and some extra carbs. Can his body process the extra calories in time? Broner had better pray that he can't.


-brownsugar :

If Porter wins Convincing he'll be in line for the Mayweather Fight in September, I'm sure Haymon and Mayweather have already discussed it...
Really? I can see it...Floyd said he was taking on a solid fighter, someone who is good but not unbelievably talented. Porter fits the bill.


-SouthPawFlo :

Anybody that says Haymon and PBC hasn't put on the best Matches so far this year is either a hater or doesn't know boxing!


-brownsugar :

Criticism is ever present ... what's funny to me is when my casual boxing buds call me to tell me that fights are on, like they have discovered something new. As if I don't have a mental calendar for the next threemonths,... And then proceed to analyze the fight when I see them later. Its good to see regular folks enjoying boxing who wouldn't normally tune in. I quit cable because I refuse to pay for programming that I'll never watch. I can afford it but after paying $450 in one month because I watched 3 ppv shows and had only watched TV 12 times in a month....finally sent me on a mission. I refuse to buy cable tv unless they develop a plan that let's you pay for only what you watch. PBC is more than welcome in my house while I ponder my options. Surprisingly there are more and more options becoming available every day Same with phone and internet providers. We shall over come...lol.


-King Beef :

Glad to see this 1 get signed!! Saw the story a few days ago when it was close to being signed...but i had my doubts. Didn't see Broner stepping up to take this fight; should be a good one. Gotta agree B-Sug, Broner is gonna have to let them hands go to keep Porter off him


-Pazuzu :

The catch weight is a disappointing trend on PBC, but in this case, it ain't gonna help AB. He's in for a whuppin. Should be a fun fight. @brownsugar: you get HBO NOW yet? It's just the a la carte option you've been asking for.


-ali :

Brownsugar whats good fam..Hey I think Porter is not going to be as strong at 144 hes fought as high as 165


-brownsugar :

I thought about that Ali..(great to hear from you my friend). If Porter can't rehydrate properly ,....then like you said, Broner could get the advantage... But keep in mind , Peterson and Garcia weigh almost 165 lbs by fight time. So we'll see. (I hate to see a guy get beat by the scales before the fight even starts)


-oubobcat :

First of all, I love the fight and its one I have been hoping we get since Broner beat Malignaggi last year. But I don't like the catchweight and that obviously helps Broner. Remember, Porter fought the first part of his career at 154 and losing those extra three pounds could potentially drain him in the ring. However that said, if Porter is not too drained I favor him in this fight. He is naturally much bigger than Broner and has a higher activity rate. He will carry the dead spots we often see in Broner fights and I wonder what will happen if Porter lands flush on the smaller Broner. Remember what Porter did to the smaller Malignaggi. One other thing about this fight. I am originally from Cleveland and people in Ohio know Broner and Porter. Porter made a lot of appearances at local sporting events in Cleveland over the years and Broner is a big draw in Cincinnati. This fight belongs in Ohio. It would sell out a venue in Cincinnati, Columbus or Cleveland. The atmosphere would be electric. Its a shame that it will be fought at probably a half full casino in Vegas where a lot of tickets end up being given away at the last second to people who really are not that interested in the fight.


-ThatGuy :

Porter needs that towel to make 147, he's gonna be on that fibre diet spending endless hours in the bathroom to make 145 But if broner doesn't take this seriously he'll get a second humbling lesson in 2 years, as much as i don't wanna see him get that *** tapped again The fight belongs in Cincinnati not vegas. Porter himself said between those2 locations is hard. The only Pro about vegas i s it being fighting capital but ohio is where the real fans are at


-Radam G :

"Showtime" Porter will have no problem making that weight and kayoing Broner. Holla!


-deepwater2 :

Porter has all the advantages. No one makes weight in this series so Porter should come in heavy by a lb or so and stop Broner. If Porter makes the weight and goes 12 then Broner gets it whether he deserves it or not.


-stormcentre :

I'm surprised to see Broner took this but - as it seems with a few PBC fighters/promotions these days - he obviously has faith in bending those (weight) divisional rules such that they will favour him. Plus, maybe he saw a (possible) fight with (PBC stabled) Guerrero as a little more dangerous; when it was previously available and an easier fight-option to make. I don't see much power on Broner's shots up at (around) welterweight to keep Shawn off him; particularly if Porter rehydrates well. But, then, maybe, Broner has the best skills. He certainly has the best mouth. Someone above mentioned that Porter should come in overweight, and I wonder what the penalty is if he does; almost surely won't be a reschedule of the fight date. If Porter comes in at a weight that suggests (like Garcia V Peterson) he hasn't dehydrated and/or weakened; Broner might be in for a thr/b/ashing.


-amayseng :

Porter has all the advantages. No one makes weight in this series so Porter should come in heavy by a lb or so and stop Broner. If Porter makes the weight and goes 12 then Broner gets it whether he deserves it or not.
Yep if I was Porter I would come in at 147 and rehydrate to where I'm comfortable. Broner is going to get mauled again. Can't wait.


-brownsugar :

What impresses me about Porter is that he fights with his entire body... He bends at the waist, dips at the knee and turns his whole body into his punches. This may seem like high praise, but if you watch him, his footwork is reminiscent of a hybrid between Mike Tyson and Manny Pac. Sometimes he smothers his work if he gets too anxious like he did against the slightly smoother Kell Brook....due to his wide shoulders if he square up in close. But overall I agree with everyone else that Porter is too strong for AB who fights from the waist up on most occasians. Did Floyd tell Broner that to be great he has to take on tough assignments? How did they get Broner to agree to this?


-deepwater2 :

Porter has the better resume. Kell brook is head and shoulders above anyone another bigmouth has fought. Feather fisted Paulie beat another bigmouth . Porter's legs will keep him out of trouble if he chooses. Another bigmouth is too stationary. The catchweight will kill Porter. Another bigmouth doesn't bother to make wright so Porter shouldn't either. TsAH will not cancel the show so who cares about a fine. Beating another bigmouth is priceless.


-Chris L :

If the Porter that beat Malignaggi shows up it will be interesting to see if Broner has learnt how to deal with that style since the Maidana loss.


-ThatGuy :

Yep if I was Porter I would come in at 147 and rehydrate to where I'm comfortable. Broner is going to get mauled again. Can't wait.
Lol what do you mean? Broner weighed in on the limit last time around. The regulation was 1pound under or over the limit. He came in 1 pound over If porter comes in at 147 then he'll have to lose 2 pounds in 2 hours or face a hefty fine. Either way, he'll get lots of hate for it. We'll have to see what the contract is. Being a catch weight, i doubt there's a 1 pound under or over


-The Shadow :

Lol what do you mean? Broner weighed in on the limit last time around. The regulation was 1pound under or over the limit. He came in 1 pound over If porter comes in at 147 then he'll have to lose 2 pounds in 2 hours or face a hefty fine. Either way, he'll get lots of hate for it. We'll have to see what the contract is. Being a catch weight, i doubt there's a 1 pound under or over
There actually is! It's 144, "give or take." So that's the 145. His dad says he can make it easily so we'll see. Odd fight to me, though. No belt at stake, the public isn't really clamoring for it, they were going in totally different career directions. They probably both insisted on it privately and Al gave it to them. I just don't see the Big Picture benefit here, unless it's to get Porter ready for September. Broner is the modern-day Berto when it comes to Mayweather, after all. Lol