Men's Basketball to Recognize IBF Welterweight World Champion Shawn Porter on Thursday

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AKRON, Ohio – Akron native and International Boxing Federation (IBF) Welterweight World Champion Showtime Shawn Porter will be on hand to sign autographs following the Akron Zips men's basketball contest against Marshall on Thursday, Jan. 2.

Porter, a 2006 graduate of Stow High School, is 23-0-1 in his professional career and won the IBF title on Dec. 7 after defeating Devon Alexander by a unanimous decision.

Porter will be recognized during the game and will sign autographs following the game. Also signing autographs following the game will be Quincy Diggs, Pat Forsythe, Kwan Cheatham, Jr., and Zippy as part of the Zips trading card giveaway. The first 1,000 fans will receive the second set of the Zips men's basketball trading cards.

The Zips and the Thundering Herd will tip off at 7 p.m. ET.