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Shawn Porter vs Yordenis Ugas official for March 9

Porter will defend his WBC welterweight title in Las Vegas.

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

As was expected, Shawn Porter will take on Yordenis Ugas in a WBC welterweight title fight on March 9 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, in a PBC on FOX main event.

Porter (29-2-1, 17 KO) is a two-time welterweight champion, beating Devon Alexander for the IBF title back in 2013, before losing it to Kell Brook in 2014. He failed in another world title attempt in 2016, losing a decision to Keith Thurman, but rebounded in September of this year, taking a W over Danny Garcia to gain the then-vacant WBC title, which Thurman had given up due to injury.

Ugas (23-3, 11 KO) is a 32-year-old Cuban contender who has put together a really good run after it looked like he was going to wash out. The Miami-based fighter lost a pair of fights back in 2014 when he was at 140 pounds, but moved up and upset Jamal James in Aug. 2016.

He has followed that by rattling off seven more wins in a row, most recently beating Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo on Sept. 8, part of the Porter-Garcia card.

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