Mayweather v McGregor: Shawn Porter withdraws from Thomas Dulorme bout
Last Updated: 17/08/17 7:09pm
Shawn Porter has pulled out of his bout with Thomas Dulorme due to personal reasons, including a death in the family.
The former world champion, who was due to fight on the Mayweather v McGregor undercard on August 26, will be replaced by 2008 Olympic bronze medallist Yordenis Ugas.
"On behalf of Mayweather Promotions we send our prayers and deepest condolences to the Porter family," said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions.
"In boxing we have to deal with curveballs that constantly come at us. Thomas Dulorme has been training hard and is ready to face Yordenis Ugas.
"Ugas is a tough competitor that shouldn't be overlooked, and Dulorme is ready. The fight fans are definitely in for an outstanding show."
Dulorme says the change of opponent will not alter his focus ahead of the Las Vegas bout.
"I have been training for this fight for several weeks now, I knew at the time Porter was going to be a tough challenger so I took training camp extremely serious," said Dulorme.
"Fighting on a card this big, you cannot doubt anyone in front of you. My new opponent doesn't change much.
"All I can do is continue to stay focused and listen to my team and bring the best fight I can."