Danny Garcia: I'm Stronger, Faster, Better Than Shawn Porter

By Keith Idec

In the midst of an argument during their press conference Monday, Danny Garcia gave a blunt, succinct assessment of why he’ll beat Shawn Porter on September 8 at Barclays Center.

“I’m stronger than him,” Garcia said Monday while seated on a stage at a Manhattan hotel. “I’ve got bigger punching power than him. I’m faster than him. I’m a better all-around fighter than him.”

Porter completely disagrees. He has always watched Garcia and thought the former welterweight and junior welterweight champion couldn’t do to him what has made Garcia successful against other opponents.

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That’s what prompted Porter to enter the ring following Garcia’s ninth-round stoppage of Brandon Rios on February 17 and demand that Garcia fight him next.

“I think for a long time,” Porter explained, “just watching him do what he does and, you know, time after time, saying, ‘You can’t do that to me. This is what I would do to you.’ And I think it just became the kind of stir-up to the point where I really wanted to fight Danny Garcia here. And at his last fight, I saw an opportunity to really get in front of everyone and, you know, make that be known worldwide. And hopefully, I think that’s why we’re here right now.”

Philadelphia’s Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs) and Porter (28-2-1, 17 KOs), of Akron, Ohio, will fight for the vacant WBC welterweight title Keith Thurman gave up late in April because he suffered a hand injury that further delayed his return from elbow surgery. Garcia and Porter both have lost to Thurman (28-0, 22 KOs, 1 NC), who hasn’t fought since beating Garcia by split decision in their 12-round welterweight title unification fight in March 2017 at Barclays Center.

The 30-year-old Porter will end a 10-month layoff by the time he and Garcia get in the ring September 8 for a fight Showtime will televise from Brooklyn. The former IBF welterweight champ hasn’t fought since defeating Adrian Granados (18-6-2, 12 KOs, 1 NC) by unanimous decision in their 12-rounder November 4 at Barclays Center.

The 30-year-old Garcia was so confident Monday, he challenged Porter to bet their purses on the outcome of their 12-round fight.

“Put your purse on the line,” Garcia told Porter, who wasn’t interested in Garcia’s proposal. “I’ll bet you my purse versus your purse you won’t beat me.”

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

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by champion4ever on 07-31-2018

Danny Garcia get prepared to get your ass whooped. Shawn Porter is a real fighter. He comes to fight and win. To him Boxing is more about legacy, honor, glory and prestige. He is not one of your typical low…

Comment by R_Walken on 07-30-2018

[QUOTE=DJrabit;18980862]Whatever Garcia. If that’s the case why did you avoid him the first time and picked instead a fighter on the brink of retirement “ Rios”.[/QUOTE] Avoid Porter ,You actually Fuc.king believe that He has no belts , No fans…

Comment by MrClutch85 on 07-30-2018

Porter is stronger and faster than Garcia

Comment by Sosay on 07-30-2018

I got Danny. Hes just better at everything except mauling. Even the confidence. Bet half the puse Porter.

Comment by Leonbus2 on 07-30-2018

Porter looked pretty good against Thurman, but terrible against Berto.

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