By Steve Kim
With Keith Thurman making the decision to relinquish the WBC welterweight title(Keith Thurman Explains Why He Vacated The WBC World Title), the vacant title will now be contested between the two leading contenders, Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia.
"I've been contacted by the higher-ups in that situation and I've been given the information that it's definitely going to happen,'' said Kenny Porter, the father/trainer/manager of the former IBF welterweight belt-holder.
"We want to fight, we will fight, whatever the date is, whatever the place and time is. We look forward to that."
So the question is, will Garcia agree to this mandated fight?
"I hope he accepts it, in my heart of hears I'm probably like 60-40 on that because he's known for quite some time that Shawn Porter and I have been pursuing this fight and he's never responded to it," Porter told BoxingScene.com.
"So I'm just a little bit leery that he may not want to take it. We're going to do everything we can, if it's not him, to win the WBC title."
Porter has gotten into this position by defeating Andre Berto last year in an elimination bout and then defeating Adrien Granados in his last bout back in November for the WBC silver title. Bottom line is that they want a crack at this title and patience is wearing thin.
"Patience is a virtue and it's definitely been taxing on us but Shawn has remained steadfast. We actually fought two fights in-between, people don't know this but the last fight we had we were again at that point in time trying to get Danny to take that fight on that particular card," said Porter of his son, who has a professional record is 28-2-1 (17 KO's).
"So we'll see what happens moving forward but I know he's ready for it."
Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com