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Shawn Porter to make first defense

Updated: March 12, 2014, 6:08 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Welterweight titlist Shawn Porter, who scored a major upset to win his belt in December, will make his first defense when he faces former two-division titleholder Paulie Malignaggi on April 19, Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer told ESPN.com on Wednesday.

The fight will take place on a Showtime-televised world title tripleheader at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C.

In previously announced fights, light heavyweights Bernard Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KOs) and Beibut ...

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