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Welterweight champs Errol Spence Jr., Shawn Porter to fight Sept. 28 in LA

/ 09:27 AM July 21, 2019
Errol Spence Jr v Mikey Garcia

FILE – (R-L) Errol Spence Jr fights Mikey Garcia in an IBF World Welterweight Championship bout at AT&T Stadium on March 16, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

LAS VEGAS — Welterweight champions Errol Spence Jr. and Shawn Porter will meet in a unification bout Sept. 28 in Los Angeles.

Spence and Porter announced the date and location of their showdown Saturday.

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Spence (25-0, 21 KOs) holds the IBF 147-pound title, while Porter (30-2-1, 17 KOs) is the WBC champion. They agreed to a title unification bout in April, but recently chose Staples Center as the site.

FILE -Shawn Porter punches Adrian Granados during their WBC welterweight title eliminator at the Barclays Center on November 4, 2017 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Spence is an emerging pound-for-pound superstar who has held his belt since May 2017. He trounced the undersized Mikey Garcia in his last bout in March.

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Porter will attempt his second defense of the belt he won by beating Danny Garcia last year. Porter has won four straight fights since losing a decision to Keith Thurman in 2016.

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