Porter on Danny Garcia: This Dude is Full of Sh*t!

By Steve Kim

Welterweight Shawn Porter faces Adrian Granados this Saturday night from the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York as the televised co-feature on Showtime. It figures to be a pretty good fight but it may not be the one that Porter was truly yearning for.

"No, it actually was not," admitted Kenny Porter, the father and trainer of the former IBF welterweight titlist, to "Of course we wanted Keith Thurman. That wasn't going to happen for us. Keith had an elbow injury and some other stuff going on in his personal life. He got married, went to Kathmandu. I figured the next best guy - which the WBC said we could fight - was Danny Garcia.

"I figured,'OK, that's the next best thing. Let's get it, let's make it happen.' Nah. But that's who we we're going for and we attempted to get that fight together on numerous occasions and there was absolutely no response from the camp of Garcia - they wanted nothing to do with Shawn."


That is, according to the always out-spoken Porter, until they had signed on for the fight this weekend.

"The week after we signed to fight Granados, Garcia comes out and says,'I'll fight Shawn Porter, that would be a great fight. I'll knock him out, he's tailor made for me.' I just thought to myself, 'This dude is full of sh*t' because every phone call that could've possibly been made, was made to take this fight to be the main event here on this card in Brooklyn and he wanted absolutely nothing to do with it."

Porter says he has been given verbal promises of these marquee fights taking place in 2018. So the question now is his son properly focused for the task right in front of him?

"This will be the first time in a long time Shawn has fought this many times in one year. So he's in the best shape of his life. We hear people say that kind of stuff all the time but he definitely is in the best condition, physical and mental shape in his life for any sport he's ever played," said the father.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by WhatDisButtonDo on 11-11-2017

How can shawn talk crap when he's ducking Spence?

Comment by turnedup on 11-11-2017

[QUOTE=-NAV-;18181450]He was the clear underdog against both.[/QUOTE] Again by who's estimation? Its as trivial as the p4p list, all these underdog and odds are pure barbershop speculation that people want to treat as if it were the bible and widespread…

Comment by Elroy The Great on 11-04-2017

[QUOTE=Zaroku;18183562]Who is Garcia? Isn't his pop a puto? Didn't he accidently KO khan? I'm old, please remind me who he thinks he is?[/QUOTE] thats the one. ko'd khan with a shot to the neck bone.

Comment by Zaroku on 11-04-2017

[QUOTE=Elroy The Great;18182632]porters own style is his worst enemy. hes just like paul williams, smothering most of his own shots by being overly aggressive.[/QUOTE] Who is Garcia? Isn't his pop a puto? Didn't he accidently KO khan? I'm old, please…

Comment by Sledgeweather17 on 11-04-2017

[QUOTE=Boxing Logic;18179620]No I agree with you, Porter-Garcia made a lot of sense. Just, so did Spence-Porter... Porter wants another shot at Thurman, Spence wants his first shot at Thurman...[/QUOTE] Yeah but Spence said that Pietersen was the only guy willing…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (67)
Top Headlines Photos: Michael Dutchover, Bergman Aguilar Ready For Battle Chocolatito Wants To Take Things Slow, Adapt More To 115 Lemieux on Canelo: I'll Be The Underdog, I Can Surprise Everyone Photos: Victor Ortiz, John Molina Come Together For Media Day Amir Khan: People Think I Can't Take a Shot Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Tomas Rojas on October 6, Mexico City Trey Lippe-Morrison Back in Training With Roach at Wild Card Joe Noynay Breaks Foe To Retain, Toyogon Vaporizes Bolcio Photos: Yuriorkis Gamboa, Miguel Beltran - Go Face To Face Alimkhanuly, Ualikhanov Set To Make Top Rank Debuts Joe Cortez Joins Devin Haney Promotions Magsayo, Brian Norman, Mendoza, Brandun Lee Back on 10/6 Lomachenko-Pedraza Shifts To MSG on 12/8, New Plans For 12/1 Gamboa: Me and Juanma Felt Marlins Park Was Perfect For Event HBO's Lampley: Overwhelming Majority Saw Golovkin Win, Twice Photos: Price vs. Kuzmin, Campbell vs. Mendy - Face To Face Charr Shocked as Positive Drug Tests Cancel Oquendo Fight Photos: Joshua, Povetkin - Face To Face at Final Press Conference O'Shaquie Foster Motivated To Shock Jon Fernandez on ShoBox Joshua Prepared For 'Good Scrap;' Hopes to Stop Povetkin in 8th Ryan Garcia Believes Tyson Fury Will Upset Deontay Wilder Bob Arum: HBO and Showtime Don't Belong In Boxing Anymore Whyte: I'll Get In Joshua's Head, Knock Him Out In Our Rematch Hearn: If Fury is KO'd By Wilder, The Joshua Fight Never Happens James Tennyson Aims To Dominate, Pressure Tevin Farmer Hearn Warns Team Wilder: Hurry Up, You Haven't Got Long Golovkin Opponents Split on Canelo Rematch Outcome Ngabu vs. Merhy in Play For EBU Strap After Jur KO Loss Joshua vs. Povetkin: The Joys of Disappointment Abel Sanchez Not Surprised Canelo Withstood Golovkin's Power Mikey Garcia: My Main Target, Focus and No. 1 Goal is Spence! Adonis Stevenson vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk Card Coming Together Pacquiao Says No Tune-Up Needed, Mayweather May Have One Miguel Roman: Miguel Berchelt Will Not Withstand My Pace Yuriorkis Gamboa, Juan Manuel Lopez Doubleheader on 11/10 Sergio Martinez Discusses Unbeaten Prospect Jon Fernandez Photos: Luke Campbell, Yvan Mendy, Okolie, Askin - Workouts Photos: David Price, Sergey Kuzmin - Open Workouts Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Putting in Work Fury on Wilder: Klitschko Hit Really Hard Too, It Didn't Affect Me!

Latest Active Forum Threads