By Ryan Burton
On September 8th, former welterweight champions Shawn Porter (28-2-1) and Danny Garcia (34-1) will battle for the vacant WBC welterweight title. The title became available when the oft injured Keith Thurman vacated it and elected to keep his WBA title.
Garcia-Porter takes place on September 8th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and Showtime will televise the highly anticipated showdown.
The 30-year-old Porter recently held a media day at his Las Vegas camp and revealed some of the strategy he plans on employing on fight night.
"I think the footwork is going to play its role in this fight. We are going to try to dance around him. We are going to try to frustrate him.. We are going to try to make him second guess himself and hesitate and stall. I think that is definitely going to be a key in this fight," said Garcia.
"We have to be smart. The guys that moved on him I don't think he expected them to move and if he did - I don't think he expected them to move as well as they did so I have to be a great mover. The guys that took it to him and pressured him - he wasn't expecting them to bring that type of gas and heat round after round. My aggression has to be effective and not just to the eye. It has to be effective to him."
Porter's father and trainer Ken previously told BoxingScene.com that from here on out they only want to face the top fighters in the division. If Shawn comes out victorious against Garcia, a unification bout against IBF champion Errol Spence is likely to come to fruition in the near future.
He also revealed that he is interested in facing WBO champion Terence Crawford who recently made the move up to 147 pounds.
"We saw what Crawford did at 140 and 135. He comes up and he is a talker. He is going to make a fight happen. It is only a matter of time. I think he is one of the best. He is already one of the best welterweights only one fight in," Porter stated.
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