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Porter vs Ugas: Shawn Porter overweight, could lose WBC title

The PBC on FOX main event will go on either way.

PBC: Shawn Porter vErick Bone Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

WBC welterweight titleholder Shawn Porter weighed in at 148.8 pounds today for his Saturday night PBC on FOX main event against Yordenis Ugas, and now has two hours to lose 1.8 pounds or be stripped of his belt.

The Porter-Ugas fight will go on, but if Porter can’t get down to 147 in the allotted time, the belt will be on the line only for the challenger Ugas, who weighed in at 146.6.

Porter (29-2-1, 17 KO) won the then-vacant title against Danny Garcia last September, and was to make his first defense in this fight against Ugas (23-3, 11 KO).

The welterweight co-feature is good to go, with Abel Ramos (23-3-2, 18 KO) and Francisco Santana (25-6-1, 12 KO) both weighing in at 146.6 pounds. The FOX opener will be a heavyweight matchup, with Efe Ajagba (8-0, 7 KO) facing Amir Mansour (23-3-1, 16 KO). Ajagba weighed in at 240, with Mansour at 225.

There will also be a pair of fights shown on FS1 before the FOX card starts. Damien Vazquez (14-0, 7 KO) will face former titleholder Juan Carlos Payano (20-2, 9 KO) in a bantamweight bout. Vazquez weighed in at 117.6, with Payano at 117.8. Eimantas Stanionis (7-0, 5 KO) will also be in action, taking on Sammy Figueroa (11-1, 4 KO). Stanionis weighed in at 149.2, with Figueroa at 149.4.

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