Porter vs Berto: Shawn Porter comes in on the 147lbs limit for title eliminator
By Dev Trehan
Last Updated: 21/04/17 9:14pm
Shawn Porter weighed in slightly heavier than Andre Berto for the pair’s WBC world welterweight title eliminator in New York.
Porter (26-2-1-KO16), who returns to the ring for the first time since suffering a unanimous points decision loss to Keith Thurman, faces 'The Beast' at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, live on Sky Sports 1, in the early hours of Sunday morning.
'Showtime' tipped the scales at 10st 7lbs at the Brooklyn Marriot, while Berto (31-4-KO24), who knocked out Victor Ortiz in his last bout almost a year ago, weighed in at 10st 6lbs 8ozs.
Porter is ranked at No 3 by the WBC while former WBC and IBF champion Berto is ranked at No 4.
The winner of the eagerly-anticipated contest will become the mandatory challenger to WBC champion Thurman (28-0-KO22).
Unbeaten WBC 'Super' welterweight world champion Jermell Charlo defends his title against Charles Hatley on the undercard.
Watch Shawn Porter vs Andre Berto from the Barclays Center, New York, on April 22, live on Sky Sports.