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Angel Garcia: Porter Should Be Worried About Danny's Power

By Keith Idec

Angel Garcia gets the sense Shawn Porter doesn’t respect his son’s power.

Danny Garcia’s outspoken trainer expects that to change early in their 12-round fight for the WBC welterweight title September 8 in Brooklyn. Once Danny Garcia lands a flush shot against Porter, Angel Garcia figures the former IBF welterweight champion will realize he is in the ring with an opponent capable of becoming the first fighter to knock him out.

Angel Garcia discussed their upcoming fight following an open workout Wednesday at Danny Garcia’s gym in Philadelphia.

“Porter really isn’t worried about Danny’s power, but he should be,” Angel Garcia said. “I’m not mad about it. He just better have no excuses in that ring, because Danny’s not about excuses.”

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The 30-year-old Porter (28-2-1, 17 KOs) hasn’t fought since he defeated Adrian Granados by unanimous decision in their 12-rounder November 4 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Danny Garcia was surprised Porter didn’t stop Granados (18-6-2, 12 KOs, 1 NC), a tough 140-pound contender who has never lost by knockout.

Porter also was surprised it took Danny Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs) nearly nine rounds to stop Brandon Rios (34-4-1, 25 KOs) in his last fight, February 17 in Las Vegas.

“We’re working hard and we’re gonna be ready for anything Shawn Porter thinks he has up his sleeve,” Angel Garcia said. “If he comes rushing in, he’s playing right into Danny’s hands.”

Angel Garcia and his son have devised what they think is a strong strategy to neutralize Porter constantly coming forward. They also believe the former WBC welterweight champ can avoid the clashes of heads many of Porter’s opponents complain about after they fight him.

“Danny is a star and he’s gonna show it again in this fight,” Angel Garcia said. “He always puts on a star performance and this is gonna be another stage for him to shine.”

Garcia-Porter will be the main event of Showtime’s three-bout broadcast September 8.

Just before Garcia and Porter square off, Brooklyn’s Adam Kownacki (17-0, 14 KOs) and Charles Martin (25-1-1, 23 KOs), of Carson, California, are set to meet in a 10-round heavyweight bout. A 12-round WBC welterweight elimination match between Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas (23-3, 11 KOs) and Argentina’s Cesar Barrionuevo (34-3-2, 24 KOs) will open Showtime’s tripleheader at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by NC Uppercut on 09-02-2018

I’m sure poor ol Shawn can’t even sleep because he’s so concerned!

Comment by John Locke on 09-02-2018

[QUOTE=SHO_RULEZ;19067373]He went down against Broner, likely due to fatigue. Garcia could put him on the seat of his trunks with something huge, in the late rounds.[/QUOTE] That's true, I don't think he was particularly hurt tho. It's boxing, anything can…

Comment by keepemup on 09-02-2018

I could see him sleeping Porter. Porter likes to jump in wrecklessly and Danny can bang. I think Porter will probably be stopped.

Comment by SHO_RULEZ on 09-02-2018

[QUOTE=John Locke;19066124]Porter is a tough, tough dog. I can see Garcia buzzing him in the exchanges but don't see him going down let alone being stopped. I think Porter thoroughly outworks Danny to a decision[/QUOTE] He went down against Broner,…

Comment by SHO_RULEZ on 09-02-2018

ANY punch is gonna do damage if you run into it, which is why there a very high probability that Porter gets caught huge coming in and gets knocked down. Porter's aggressive style makes him tailor made. It could be…

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