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On March 9, 2019, WBC Welterweight World Champion Shawn Porter battled Cuban top-ranked contender Yordenis Ugas in a scheduled 12-round welterweight bout live from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. This fight was broadcast live on FOX as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series.
Both fighters fought hard for the full 12 rounds and each had their moments of dominance. In the end, the judges awarded Porter with a split decision victory.
Porter retains his WBC title and his record improves to 30-2-1 (17 KOs).
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