Shawn Porter To Face Paulie Malignaggi On April 19



Shawn Porter will defend his IBF welterweight title against former titleholder Paulie Malignaggi on April 19, according to Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer.

that the winner of the Porter-Malignaggi fight must face #1 IBF Kell Brook (31-0, 21 KO’s) by this Summer, according to Fightnews.

Porter, 26, was supposed to be fighting Brook next, but he got permission from the IBF to take the fight against #2 WBA, #3 WBC, #4 WBO, #5 IBF, Malignaggi next. However, the fight must be staged by April 19th at the latest, otherwise Porter will have to fight Brook next, and not Malignaggi.

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