Porter Ready, Willing and Able to Fight Danny Garcia for WBC Belt

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."

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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

"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

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by robbyheartbaby on 04-26-2018

This is a real good fight, we have to see this!

Comment by Hnnnggg on 04-26-2018

Not sure Garcia can check Porter’s physicality. Danny’s best was at light welter, Porter used to fight at middleweight in the amateurs. His aggressive mauling style could be overwhelming even though Danny is an adept counterpuncher, might not have enough…

Comment by Metho_4u on 04-26-2018

[QUOTE=PapaBricks;18709961]Disliking Danny Garcia is one thing but to discredit him takes away everything your saying. Danny Garcia has a very good resume, you might wanna check again. Maybe you just aren't familiar with some of his previous opponents. Never been…

Comment by DJrabit on 04-26-2018

Garcia is looking to fight another boxer that should be retired. A Rios like fighter.

Comment by PapaBricks on 04-26-2018

[QUOTE=Metho_4u;18708638]Head butts are one thing, they want some ref that's gonna be a b1tch for b1tch Garcia to keep Shawn from being able to fight on the inside, while allowing Danny to throw 20 plus [email protected] shots at Porter. Is…

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