Add three more solid fights to your September 14 weekend, as Golden Boy will put on a FOX Sports 2-televised tripleheader on Thursday, September 12, headlined by a welterweight rematch between Shawn Porter and Julio Diaz, with two more well-matched fights on the bill as well.
Porter (21-0-1, 14 KO) lost his unblemished record last December against Diaz (40-8-1, 29 KO), when the two went to an evenly-fought draw on the Khan-Molina undercard. This year, Porter has laid waste to Phil Lo Greco, while Diaz went to the UK to challenge Amir Khan, coming up barely short but giving the heavily favored fighter a stern challenge in the process.
Also on the card, Mayweather Promotions prospect Badou Jack (15-0, 10 KO) will face Marco Antonio Periban (20-1, 13 KO) in a super middleweight bout, where the winner may wind up with a world title shot. Jack, 29, beat Farah Ennis in his last fight on July 19, while Periban lost a decision to Sakio Bika on June 22, with the vacant WBC title at stake. In the opening TV bout, junior middleweight prospects Hugo Centeno Jr (19-0, 10 KO) and Julian Williams (13-0-1, 7 KO) will do battle.
FOX Sports 2 is currently Fuel TV, which will be rebranded when SPEED becomes FOX Sports 1 next weekend.