September 7, 2018
September 7, 2018
Shawn Porter

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DANNY GARCIA and Shawn Porter will contest the vacant WBC welterweight on Saturday (September 8) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

“I know I’m the better all-around fighter. I can just do more in the ring than Shawn Porter, period. I’m going to prove it on Saturday,” Garcia declared. “It means the world to me to get this belt back. This is a new chapter in my career. I’ve been in a lot of great fights. I’m a seasoned champion. This is a chance to regain something that was mine. This is one of the moments where I have to just go out there and prove myself.

“This is nothing new to me. I’ve performed at this level for a long time. I’ve put in the hard work. Come Saturday night I’m going to get this victory because I’m the better fighter and a true champion.

“I’m incredibly motivated, but I know that sometimes in life if you want something too much, you don’t get it. I’ve achieved a lot in this sport. This will just add more hardware to my collection.”

Garcia has his sights set on Errol Spence, the IBF welterweight champion and one of the stars in the sport. “I absolutely want to unify with Errol Spence Jnr after I win. I want the biggest fights. This would be my fourth world title. All I’ve ever done is face everyone they put in front me and I’ve earned those huge fights,” he said.

Shawn Porter

Porter however expects to put himself in the frame for the major fights in the welterweight division. “The way I’m going to win this fight will change the conversation at welterweight. You’re going to have to wonder whether Errol Spence Jnr and Terence Crawford have what it takes to beat me. I’m here to put on a great show, win this title and do it in spectacular fashion,” he said. “I’m used to being the underdog. I’ve upset people before. I’m looking forward to doing what it takes to be that one to pull it off.

“Danny has to know that he’s getting in the ring with a bull. This isn’t going to be an easy 12 rounds. I’m going to make him earn every inch.”

“Styles make fights. One way or another, I’m ready to do whatever it takes to win this fight. There’s nothing I’ve ever wanted in my entire life more than this. I’m out here to take it,” he continued.

“Anything Danny is coming with, I’m taking it. It’s mine. Whatever it takes, I will not be stopped on Saturday night.”