Shawn Porter beats Julio Diaz

Updated: September 13, 2013, 9:26 AM ET
ESPN.com staff

Aspiring welterweight contender Shawn Porter bested former lightweight titlist Julio Diaz in a unanimous decision in Thursday's rematch in Las Vegas.

In a television card at the MGM Grand intended to prime fight fans for Saturday's Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Canelo Alvarez blockbuster, Porter (22-0-1, 14 KOs), 25, headlined a show featuring a handful of nearly ready contenders and top prospects. And although it was no walkover, his performance against Diaz (40-8-1, 29 KOs) was more convincing ...

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