Porter v Formella Set For August 22!

Shawn Porter returns August 22

Shawn Porter (left), Sebastian Formella
Shawn Porter (left), Sebastian Formella

Shawn Porter returns August 22

It appears that former WBC welterweight champion Shawn “Showtime” Porter will return to action on August 22 against unbeaten Sebastian Formella in a PBC main event. Mike Coppinger of The Athletic was the first to report the news.

Porter hasn’t fought since his razor-thin split decision loss to Errol Spence (26-0, 21KOs) in their unification bout last September. His opponent Sebastian Formella (22-0, 10KOs) is an unbeaten fighter who hails from Germany.

This match-up is clearly a product of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has halted everything over the last few months. A match-up of this level was expected due to the financial restrictions of the deadly pandemic.

So while this is merely a tuneup fight for Porter, this is a huge opportunity for Formella to not only shock the former two-time welterweight champion, but also put himself on the map as a legitimate contender.

3kingsboxing.com will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

By: Jerrell Fletcher

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