Welcome to Fightful's live coverage of Errol Spence Jr. vs. Shawn Porter. Live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Spence and Porter will look to unify their respective welterweight world titles in the main event of a loaded card that includes two other title fights.
We'll provide live results of every fight on the card, including quick recaps of the prelim fights and round-by-round coverage of the three title bouts. You can join in the discussion on out Disqus board at the bottom of the page.
Below is the main card (9:00 p.m. ET/FOX PPV):
- Errol Spence Jr. defeated Shawn Porter by split decision (116-111 Spence, 115-112 Porter, 116-111 Porter) to unify the IBF and WBC welterweight titles
- David Benavidez defeated Anthony Dirrell by TKO, round 9, 1:39 to win the WBC super middleweight title
- Mario Barrios defeated Batyr Akhmedov by unanimous decision (114-112, 115-111, 116-111) to win the WBA "Regular" junior welterweight title
- Josesito Lopez defeated John Molina Jr. by TKO, round 8, 0:39
Below is the prelim card (7:30 p.m. ET/FS1):
- Robert Guerrero defeated Jerry Thomas by unanimous decision (99-91, 99-91, 98-92)
- Joey Spencer defeated Travis Gambardella by TKO, round 3, 0:53
Below is the rest of the card (4:15 p.m. ET/Fightful.com):
- Lindolfo Delgado vs. Jesus Zazueta (Swing Bout):
- Burley Brooks defeated Fabian Valdez by KO, round 1
- Jose Valenzuela defeated Charles Clark by KO, round 1
- Misael Rodriguez defeated Brandon Maddox by TKO, round 3
- Fabian Maidana defeated Ramses Agaton by TKO, round 1
- Leon Lawson III defeated Alan Zavala by KO, round 2
- Alfonso Olvera defeated Amon Rashidi by unanimous decision (79-73, 79-73, 78-74)
- Juan Antonio Lopez defeated Fernando Garcia by unanimous decision (77-75, 79-73, 79-73)
Joey Spencer defeated Travis Gambardella by TKO, round 3, 0:53: Spencer started off guns blazing with a series of big left hooks to the body with the occasional overhead right to Gambardella's jaw. Spencer dropped Gambardella twice in the first round and once in the second round. Spencer landed a series of shots to start the third round, causing the referee to step in and stop the bout. Spencer improves his record to 9-0 as a pro and will continue to have six to eight round bouts for a long while as he continues to develop.
Robert Guerrero defeated Jerry Thomas by unanimous decision (99-91, 99-91, 98-92): This fight was much slower-paced than the previous fight between Spencer and Gambardella. Guerrero easily outboxed Thomas throughout the 10 rounds, but did not show any urgency to stop Thomas. The ninth round was really the only round where Thomas was aggressive and truly outworked Guerrero, but didn't do anything to turn the tide in this fight. This is Guerrero's third straight win since coming out of retirement.
Josesito Lopez defeated John Molina Jr. by TKO, round 8, 0:39: This fight got off to a very hot start with Lopez scoring two knockdowns in the first round, nearly ending the fight right then and there. Molina managed to recover and even land solid punches every so often, such as a left hand that staggered Lopez late in the fourth round. Even so, Lopez pretty much dominated the fight by constantly landing big punches on Molina, but Molina managed to avoid getting hurt throughout several rounds of the fight. Lopez dropped Molina late in the seventh round, the third time in the bout, but Molina was still firing back at the end of the round. Ringside doctors and Molina's corner threatened to stop the fight after the seventh round, but Molina managed to persuade all parties that he can continue for one more round. Lopez landed a big right hand to Molina, hurting him one more time in the eighth round, and after Molina was losing an exchange of punches, the referee decided to stop the fight. The action died down a bit after the second round, but the fight as a whole was a solid one. Molina has now dropped two straight fights while Lopez gets his first win since losing a majority decision to Keith Thurman back in January.
Mario Barrios vs. Batyr Akhmedov: Vacant WBA “Regular” junior welterweight title
Round 1: Akhmedov throws a couple of jabs and Barrios throws a couple of right hands in response. Barrios connects with a solid left uppercut in the last minute of the round, but there was not a lot of action in that first round.
Fightful scored round 1 for Barrios 10-9
Round 2: Akhmedov starts to lunge forward and connect with the right jab, but barely connected on them. Akhmedov attacked the body with a left hand, but just like the first round, neither man has yet to fully let their hands go. Akhmedov’s left hand touched the canvas, but was not ruled a knockdown.
Fightful scored round 2 for Barrios 10-9
Round 3: Barrios connects with a right jab and then a short, right uppercut to the body. Barrios lands a solid combination of punches a minute into the round and Akhmedov is trying everything to land anything that can break down Barrios’ defense. After three rounds, this has become a chess match with no real signs that this fight is turning into a slugfest.
Fightful scored round 3 for Barrios 10-9
Round 4: Barrios connects with a right hand that staggers Akhmedov. Now Barrios is unleashing a flurry of punches that dropped Akhmedov early in the fourth round. Barrios lands a left hook on Akhmedov’s jaw. Akhmedov tries to exchange with Barrios, but the taller Barrios is able to connect more and keep Akhmedov in check.
Fightful scored round 4 for Barrios 10-8
Round 5: Akhmedov is the aggressor starting this round, but Barrios is able to maneuver his way out of Akhmedov’s combinations. Barrios is counter-punching well moving back, but Akhmedov lands a solid one-two combination upstairs. Barrios connects with a left hook to Akhmedov’s jaw.
Fightful scored round 5 for Akhmedov 10-9
Round 6: Barrios’ left hand being placed so high up is preventing Akhmedov from successfully landing combinations. Barrios landed a left hook, but Akhmedov is outworking his opponent in the first half of this round. Akhmedov continues to struggle to hurt Barrios, but the two boxers do trade shots throughout the rest of the fight.
Fightful scored round 6 for Akhmedov 10-9
Round 7: The two boxers continue to trade punches as Akhmedov has found a way to fight on the inside and is successfully putting Barrios into a corner. Barrios is cut just over the left eye and Akhmedov is starting to be a little more aggressive. The tide is turning in Akhmedov’s favor.
Fightful scored round 7 for Akhmedov 10-9
Round 8: Barrios lands a left hook, but Akhmedov is unfazed. Barrios is moving erratically around the ring, struggling to find his footing and rhythm as Akhmedov is gaining more confidence as the fight goes on. Akhmedov has outworked Barrios throughout the last few rounds and Barrios is starting to tire out. Akhmedov continues to be aggressive and pin Barrios against the ropes. Akhmedov lands a series of short hooks upstairs.
Fightful scored round 8 for Akhmedov 10-9
Round 9: Barrios lands a 1-2 combination to start the fight, but Akhmedov continues to outwork and bully Barrios around the ring. Akhmedov is starting to hurt Barrios with a barrage of body punches, followed by a right jab upstairs. Barrios throws two lazy left jabs and Akhmedov connects with a left hook upstairs.
Fightful scored round 9 for Akhmedov 10-9
Round 10: The two trade shots to the body in the center of the ring, but it is Akhmedov who wins the exchange of punches. Akhmedov lands a right jab upstairs and throws another combination to his opponent. Akhmedov then connects with a left hand that sends Barrios tumbling back a bit and Barrios looks exhausted.
Fightful scored round 10 for Akhmedov 10-9
Round 11: After a spirited pep talk from his team, Akhmedov aggressively throws combinations at Barrios, nearly hurting him with consecutive right-hand punches. Akhmedov lands a solid left hand than sends Barrios back. Akhmedov’s body work continues to hurt Barrios even at this stage of the fight.
Fightful scored round 11 for Akhmedov 10-9
Round 12: Akhmedov and Barrios trade shots across the ring and Akhmedov landed another hook that sends Barrios back. Barrios is fighting back and was momentarily the aggressor. Akhmedov lands a high left-hook to Barrios’ jaw and the taller fighter continues to struggle against Akhmedov’s inside punching. Barrios scores a right-hand knockdown at the end of the fight to get back in a position to win on the scorecard.
Fightful scored round 12 for Barrios 10-8, making it a 113-113 draw
Official Result: Mario Barrios defeated Batyr Akhmedov by unanimous decision (114-112, 115-111, 116-111) to win the WBA "Regular" junior welterweight title
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