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Errol Spence Jr., Shawn Porter “finalize deal” for fall unification

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The bout could take place at Barclays Center in September

Shawn Porter vs Adrian Granados Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Okay, for real this time.

IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. and WBC champion Shawn Porter have reportedly “finalized a deal” for a unification match sometime in the fall. According to the bit of The Athletic article above the paywall, it’s “possible” the fight will take place in September at Barclays Center.

The article also states that the August 3rd date fell through after Spence (25-0, 21 KO) “successfully argued that he’s a PPV fighter.” Which, y’know, good on him for knowing his value, but as a greedy and entitled consumer, I must condemn him for making my viewing of this fight slightly more difficult.

But hey, at least we have Adam Kownacki vs. Chris Arreola that day as a consolation prize, right?

Nothing much more to say about the fight that hasn’t already been said; Spence will be favored, as he would be against anyone in the division besides Terence Crawford, but Porter (30-2-1, 17 KO) is relentless and durable enough to at least make a fight of it.