On Saturday night, boxing fans are in for a treat with an exciting championship triple-header on Showtime. In the second of three title fights, IBF welterweight champion Shawn “Showtime” Porter (23-0-1, 14 KO) puts his title on the line against two-time world champion Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi (33-5, 7 KO).
Porter had an impressive win in his last outing against Devon Alexander when he was able to secure the belt, but he has a tough test in front of him in the always dangerous Malignaggi, so it will be interesting to see if he can come away victorious and finally get the respect that many believe he deserves but has yet been able to find.
In the main event, IBF title holder Bernard Hopkins and WBA champion Beibut Shumenov will be facing off in a title unification bout. Before Hopkins vs. Shumenov and Porter vs. Malignaggi, BO middleweight champion Peter Quillin will defend his belt against Lukas Konecny.
How can you tune in to tonight’s fight to see whether or not Malignaggi is able to bring home his third world title? Here is all of the information you will need to tune in to every round of the action:
Date: Saturday, April 19
Start Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
Location: Washington, D.C.
Where: DC Armory
TV Info: Showtime
Live Stream: LiveSport.TV in the United Kingdom
Bernard Hopkins vs Beibut Shumenov, light heavyweights, 12 rounds
Shawn Porter vs Paulie Malignaggi, welterweights, 12 rounds
Peter Quillin vs Lukas Konecny, middleweights, 12 rounds
Sadam Ali vs Michael Clark, welterweights, 10 rounds
Marcus Browne vs Otis Griffin, light heavyweights, 8 rounds
Zachary Ochoa vs Hector Marengo, welterweights, 6 rounds
Dominic Wade vs Marcus Upshaw, middleweights, 8 rounds
D’Mitrius Ballard vs Quincy Miner, super middleweights, 4 rounds
Chris Alexander vs Jose Valderrama, lightweights, 4 rounds
David Grayton vs Howard Reece, junior middleweights, 4 rounds
Lamont Roach vs Victor Galindo, lightweights, 4 rounds
Who do you think will come away with the win? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.