PBC Jabs: September 13, 2018


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This week on PBC Jabs, we recap our action-packed September 8th Showtime show and new WBC welterweight champ “Showtime” Shawn Porter checks in!

On Saturday, September 8th, PBC returned to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The night began with a heavyweight brawl between unbeaten Polish contender Adam Kownacki and former heavyweight champ Charles Martin. The two sluggers wasted little time feeling each other out as they combined to throw nearly 1400 total punches in their 10-round bout. But it was the Brooklyn-raised Kownacki who scored another victory in front of his home fans, defeating Martin by unanimous decision.

In the co-feature, Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas and Argentina’s Cesar Barrionuevo met in a welterweight eliminator. Ugas controlled the pace, attacking the body and out-boxing Barrionuevo over 12 rounds leading to a dominant UD victory. With this win, Ugas becomes the WBC’s second mandatory opponent for Shawn Porter.

Which leads us to the main event of the evening between former world champs Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter who met to fight for the vacant WBC welterweight world title. Porter applied constant pressure throughout, but Garcia was the more precise fighter landing 168 of 472 total punches compared to Porter’s 180 of 742 according to CompuBox. After 12 rounds the judges saw it as a narrow unanimous decision victory for Porter to become a two-time world champion. And joining us this week to reflect on the fight and reveal who he wants to face next is Porter himself.

9/8 FIGHT NIGHT RECAP: https://pbcham.ps/FightNight9-8-18

That’s all for this episode of PBC Jabs. Thanks for watching and we’ll see you next time as we continue to bring you the best in boxing!