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Shawn Porter will get another chance to earn a win at what’s become a premier venue for boxing slugfests, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, when he takes on Andre Berto on Saturday night on a Premier Boxing Champions card. 

The American last fought at Barclays in June 2016, losing a thriller to Keith Thurman by a close unanimous decision. As Ring Magazine‘s No. 4 fighter in the crowded, talent-laden welterweight division, Porter will be hoping a win over Berto can springboard him back into title contention.

Berto was a winner in his last fight, a fourth-round knockout of Victor Ortiz, which came after his wholly predictable, tedious loss to Floyd Mayweather in the latter’s final fight of his career.

At 33 years old, Berto isn’t likely to get many more high-profile bouts, especially in the hotly contested welterweight ranks. He will need a win on Saturday to stay relevant.

Here’s the viewing info for the bout. 

Shawn Porter vs. Andre Berto Fight Info

When: Saturday, April 22, 9:30 p.m. ET

Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York

TV: Showtime, Sky Sports 1 (UK)

Live Stream: ShowtimeAnytime

Tickets: ScoreBig.com

Tale of the Tape
26-2-1 Record 31-4
16 KOs, 55% KOs (KO %) 24 KOs, 69%
174 Rounds 205
29 Age 33
5’7″ Height 5’6.5″
69.5″ Reach 68.5″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
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According to OddsShark, Porter is a 1-6 favorite over Berto. Porter showed in his wild, kinetic fight with Thurman last year that he is not afraid to go toe-to-toe and trade punches.

Berto is a slugger as well and has a much higher knockout rate than Porter, but he hasn’t had a high-profile win in quite some time.

His victory over Ortiz did see him get an early knockout win, but Berto was knocked down himself in the second round. It was hardly an auspicious showing against a declining fighter, but that doesn’t mean the heavy underdog won’t provide some fireworks on Saturday.

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