Ken Porter: Danny Garcia Better Be Prepared To Kill - We'll Be

By Ryan Burton

Former two-division champion Danny Garcia has received the benefit of the doubt in a couple of his fights throughout his championship reign.  That string of good fortune came to an end last year when Garcia lost a split decision to Keith Thurman.

One of his close losses was a fight that was supposed to be a showcase homecoming bout in Puerto Rico.  That fight took place in his parent's homeland in 2014 against Mauricio Herrera. Garcia ended up squeaking out a majority decision. The fight was  close but many people thought the game Herrera had done enough to get the victory.
"I was one of those people. The fight was in Puerto Rico and the Puerto Ricans booed it. I talked to someone from Puerto Rico the other day and she said, 'you go got a big fight coming up' and I saw yeah we are fighting a Puerto Rican kid and she said, 'he ain't Puerto Rican,' Shawn Porter's father and trainer told with a smile. "That is what she said. She said he ain't Puerto Rican and I said well his dad is so she said, 'well his dad is.' So that is how they feel about it."

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Garcia (34-1) will face Porter (28-2-1) on September 8th at the Barclays Center in New York in a Showtime main event. The vacant WBC welterweight title will be at stake.

The Porters have wanted this fight for a long and are approaching the fight with a kill or be killed attitude. Kenny hasn't seen anything from Garcia in his previous fights that he believes will be effective against his son.

"The only thing that matters is when we get in the ring on fight night and what happens in those three minutes or less or 12 rounds or less. We plan on letting it all hang out there. For us it is do or die. Unless he is prepared to kill us because we are prepared to do that to him - he is going to have come with another game plan because the game plan he used against Keith (Thurman) that ain't gonna work against us. The one he used against (Brandon) Rios that definitely is not going to work. Nothing against Rios but he has been out of his prime for a number of years so that is where we are at," said Porter.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Steven Mccowan on 08-08-2018

Uh oh...i see a few them P.C. police have arrived hahaha smh. 'Dont say kill, say soundly and respectfully defeat' lmao

Comment by Jblo on 08-07-2018

Dannys in for a fight nothin a side step n a 1 2 cant handle long as he doesnt stand still while porter tries to tackle him

Comment by Curtis2 on 08-07-2018

Danny been underdog many times..beat the odds many times. Porter wont be able to back Danny up and will take some heavy shots through 7-8 rounds or, until corner throws in the towel...that's how this one will end up..

Comment by Nusky on 08-07-2018

[QUOTE=NC Uppercut;19003602]I agree! Biggest thing Danny needs to do is stay at mid range with them”no look” hooks. I do think Danny can take a good shot after seeing Thurman tap that a$$ a few good times. Can’t wait[/QUOTE] A…

Comment by SHO_RULEZ on 08-07-2018

Yeah, if you dont even speak're not gonna get Tito/Cotto support :lol1:.

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