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PBC on Spike: Shawn Porter now facing Erick Bone in last-minute fight

Shawn Porter won't face Roberto Garcia, but he will still fight tomorrow night on Spike.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Shawn Porter's spot on the PBC on Spike card has been saved, after scheduled opponent Roberto Garcia failed to show for the weigh-in earlier after CSAC officials noted he was suffering from dehydration and B12 poisoning. Garcia has been replaced by Erick Bone for the fight.

Bone (16-1, 8 KO) is a 26-year-old fighter from Ecuador who has won four straight after a 2013 loss to Alberto Mosquera in his home country. This is a big opportunity for him, obviously, as he'll be facing a former titleholder looking to bounce back from his first pro loss.

Porter (24-1-1, 15 KO) will certainly be the big favorite with this opponent change -- he was a firm favorite against Garcia, too -- but it could also be a trap. If Bone brings something Porter didn't prepare to face, you just never know. In that respect, Porter and his team should be commended for daring to take on a true last-minute replacement foe in order to get back into the ring. There's no guarantee here, and late subs can be a huge pain, but Porter needs the work and it's time for him to fight again.

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