Shawn Porter returns to the ring following an 11-month layoff on Saturday night. The two-time champion’s return this weekend marks his first fight back since pushing Errol Spence Jr. to the limit in their welterweight title unification last fall,
Porter (30-3-1, 17 KOs) will headline a Premier Boxing Champions card on Saturday from an empty Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles (Fox, 8 p.m. ET) when he faces heavy underdog Sebastian Formella (22-0, 10 KOs).
The 12-round WBC/IBF title eliminator provides Porter, 32, a chance to move one step closer to regaining a 147-pound title that he most recently lost by split decision to the unbeaten Spence. Yet, given the unheralded nature of his German opponent, Porter should get a stay-busy fight with big exposure on the same network he works as an analyst.
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