Shawn Porter Pulls Out Of Mayweather-McGregor Undercard
Former world champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter has pulled out of the welterweight battle against former title challenger Thomas Dulorme that headlines the Mayweather vs. McGregor preliminary bouts presented by Mayweather Promotions on FOX and FOX Deportes Saturday, Aug. 26 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Porter withdrew from the match due to personal reasons, which included a death in his family.
2008 Olympic bronze medalist Yordenis Ugas will replace Porter and now take on Dulorme in the main preliminary bout on FOX and FOX Deportes.
In a press release from Mayweather Promotions, CEO Leonard Ellerbe not only sent his condolences to the Porter family, but also addressed the new welterweight faceoff…
“”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 between Dulorme and Ugas come Aug. 26.”
Dulorme and Ugas both commented as well in the release with Dulrome claimed that
“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.”
Ugas feels ready for the opportunity to take on Dulrome and in regards to the fight being nine days away, Ugas claimed…
And this is the second fight that I’ve taken on short notice this year. But it doesn’t bother me because I’m always training. Dulorme is a tremendous fighter. He’s very aggressive and very technical. He’s going to get my very best as I know I will get the very best from him. It’s really an honor to fight a quality opponent on a card like this.”