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Danny Garcia: Porter Not on My Level, I'll Beat Him at His Game!

Welterweight stars and former 147-pound titleholders Danny "Swift" Garcia and "Showtime" Shawn Porter will square off for the vacant WBC Welterweight World Championship live on SHOWTIME Saturday, September 8 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.
 
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® main event (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) will pit two of the division's biggest names against each other, as the former unified 140-pound champion and former WBC welterweight titleholder Garcia meets the hard-charging fan favorite and former welterweight champion Porter. The consensus top-5 ranked welterweights face off for the WBC belt vacated by Keith Thurman as he rehabs from an elbow surgery.
 
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, in association with DSG Promotions, start at $50 and go on sale Thursday, July 26 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center starting Friday, July 27 at noon. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.

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"I'm excited and motivated to go in there and recapture what's mine," said Garcia.

"The WBC title belongs to me. Come September 8, I'm going to prove that I'm the best fighter in the world. My loss is behind me and it's given me a chip on my shoulder to run that extra mile and train even harder. I know that Shawn Porter is not on my level. I'm coming to fight him in the middle of the ring and I'm going to beat him at his game."
 
Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs) has fought and defeated many of the most formidable opponents at 140 and 147-pounds spanning two generations-Erik Morales, Zab Judah, Kendall Holt, Amir Khan, Lucas Matthysse, Paulie Malignaggi and Lamont Peterson among them. Five of his six opponents in the welterweight division were world champions and 11 of his last 15 opponents were world champions or former world champions.
 
Representing the fighting city of Philadelphia, Garcia has made Brooklyn another home base, drawing big crowds in six fights since the arena opened in 2012 including his triumphs over Morales, Judah, Peterson and Malignaggi and a narrow decision loss to Keith Thurman in a blockbuster world title unification that aired on CBS. The 30-year-old put himself into position to earn back his WBC belt with a highlight-reel knockout of Brandon Rios in a title eliminator February on SHOWTIME.
 
Porter (28-2-1, 17 KOs) owns victories over four-division champion Adrien Broner and two-division champion Paulie Malignaggi over a career that has seen him develop a reputation as one of the sport's most reliable all-action attractions. He lost a narrow decision to unified welterweight champion Keith Thurman in a 2016 Fight of the Year candidate in Brooklyn but rebounded with two victories last year at Barclays Center. He scored a TKO victory against former welterweight champion Andre Berto in a welterweight title eliminator and followed it up with a 12-round decision over Adrian Granados.
 
The 30-year-old Porter, who was born in Akron, Ohio and now lives in Las Vegas, will fight at Barclays Center for the fifth time on September 8, including his title-winning performance against Devon Alexander that earned him the IBF title in 2013.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Madison boxing on 07-26-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18966765]DSG: Ashley Theophane, Nate Campbell, Kendall Holt, Érik Morales, Amir Khan, Zab Judah, Lucas Matthysse, Mauricio Herrera (I thought DSG lost), Lamont Peterson, Paulie Malignaggi, Robert Guerrero, Keith Thurman, Brandon Ríos & Shawn Porter. Now give me Porter's resume.[/QUOTE] Bunch…

Comment by j.razor on 07-25-2018

[QUOTE=The Madison;18964155]hes a level above you pal. herrera and peterson are your level.[/QUOTE] DSG: Ashley Theophane, Nate Campbell, Kendall Holt, Érik Morales, Amir Khan, Zab Judah, Lucas Matthysse, Mauricio Herrera (I thought DSG lost), Lamont Peterson, Paulie Malignaggi, Robert Guerrero,…

Comment by BoxingandBlunts on 07-25-2018

Doubt Garcia will be ready for Porter's, bull rushing head first, ugly way of fighting

Comment by MulaKO on 07-25-2018

I really think this is going to be a really fughin dirty fight Would not be surprised to see this fight getting called Wouldn’t be surprised to see the dad’s going at it

Comment by John Locke on 07-24-2018

[QUOTE=yoshik;18964832]Porter kicks his fragile ass.[/QUOTE] I favour Porter but Garcia fragile? lol :lol1:

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