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Broner, Spence, Other Stars Expected At Barclays Center Saturday

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Broner, Spence, Other Stars Expected At Barclays Center Saturday

Y'all might get a better sense of how the end of the year slate could get to looking, based on who will be at Barclays Center Saturday night, to take in the Danny Garcia-Shawn Porter main event, to see, and be seen…

Here is a release Showtime sent out which lists the talent slated to show up in BK:

PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS STARS TO BE OUT IN FULL FORCE FOR DANNY GARCIA VS. SHAWN PORTER WELTERWEIGHT SHOWDOWN SATURDAY NIGHT AT BARCLAYS CENTER
BROOKLYN (September 6, 2018) – Coming on the heels of Premier Boxing Champions' (PBC) groundbreaking deals with both FOX Sports and SHOWTIME Sports, many of the brightest stars in the PBC galaxy will be ringside Saturday night to see one of the biggest fights of the year live and in person as Danny Garcia takes on Shawn Porter in a welterweight world title fight. Expected to be seated ringside at Barclays Center will be several current or former world champions in a variety of weight classes.
“Ringside will be well represented Saturday night with PBC champions,” said Tim Smith, VP of Communications for PBC. “It is great that so many of our fighters will be supporting Danny and Shawn for this tremendous welterweight championship. This is just another reason that Garcia vs. Porter will be one to remember.”
Some of the biggest names, all of whom have fought on SHOWTIME in the past, include the below (in alphabetical order by first name):
–       Adrien Broner – (33-3-1, 24 KOs), Former Four-division world champion
–       Andre Berto – (32-5, 24 KOs), Former welterweight champion
–       Errol Spence Jr. – (24-0, 21 KOs), IBF Welterweight Champion
–       Gervonta Davis – (20-0, 19 KOs), WBA Super Featherweight Champion
–       Jarrett Hurd – (22-0, 15 KOs), Unified 154-Pound Champion (IBF/WBA)
–       Jermall Charlo – (27-0, 21 KOs), Former junior middleweight champion
–       Jermell Charlo – (31-0, 15 KOs), WBC Super Welterweight Champion
–       Keith Thurman – (28-0, 22 KOs), WBA Welterweight Champion and                  Former Unified Welterweight Champion
In addition to the pugilists, several celebrities can be expected including star of Black Panther Chadwick Boseman as well as two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields and others.
ABOUT GARCIA vs. PORTER
Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter pits elite welterweight stars against each other in a 12-round showdown for the vacant WBC 147-pound World Championship. The Premier Boxing Champions event takes place Saturday, September 8 from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™ and headlines action live on SHOWTIME.

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