Showtime Boxing Weigh-in Results: Berto and Porter on Weight

By Mike Sloan Apr 21, 2017
A pivotal welterweight showdown is on tap for Saturday night as former world champions Andre Berto and Shawn Porter will collide in the main event on a Showtime Championship Boxing card. The event will take place at gorgeous Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and at Friday’s official weigh-ins, both men were on the money.

Porter (26-2-1, 16 KOs) is coming off a magnificent brawl with Keith Thurman last June. Though “Showtime” came up short in that battle via close unanimous decision, he remains a viable threat to everybody at 147 pounds. A loss to Berto, however, could cripple any immediate hopes of landing another shot at a title and on the scales, he looked flawless. The Las Vegas resident strolled to the scale and nailed it; Porter, the former IBF welterweight king, came in exactly at 147 pounds.

Berto (31-4, 24 KOs), rebounded from a September 2015 setback to all-time great Floyd Mayweather by dispatching old rival Victor Ortiz within four rounds. The win over Ortiz, though, was a nearly a year ago but Berto looked tremendous at the weigh-ins. The former two-time welterweight champion came in at 146.5 pounds, giving the main event the expected green light.

The co-feature will see Jermell Charlo defend his WBC super welterweight title against Charles Hatley. Hatley (26-1-1, 18 KOs), a live underdog, was the first of the two to weigh-in and the Dallas native tipped the scale at 153.75 pounds. Houston’s Charlo (28-0, 13 KOs), who hasn’t fought since last May, checked in at 153.5 pounds, setting the stage for his first-ever world title defense.

The action will go live on Showtime beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Showtime Boxing Weigh-in Results:

Andre Berto (146.5) vs. Shawn Porter (147)
Jermell Charlo (153.5) vs. Charles Hatley (153.75)


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