Porter: Terence Crawford is already one of the best welterweights

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.      

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"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 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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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tha Kid on 09-13-2018

[QUOTE=mathed;19047287]I think Spence is the one who will be staying away from Crawford, lol.[/QUOTE] Oh boy...another "good" fighter hyped up by Top Rank's master hype Bob Arum. Crawford has fought NO ONE at 147 to think he will beat spence,…

Comment by MONGOOSE66 on 08-26-2018

[QUOTE=Fists_of_Fury;19047160]Go **** yourself you casual ****. Your eye test doesn't prove ****... a resume and actually fighting top guys does. Crawford has a garbage resume and hasn't fought a single active A class or higher opponent his size. I can't…

Comment by Fists_of_Fury on 08-25-2018

[QUOTE=mathed;19047287]I think Spence is the one who will be staying away from Crawford, lol.[/QUOTE] Bob Arum already put out the duck for a Spence fight. Needs to be a 500k ppv, probably build a stadium, and some other lame ****.…

Comment by mathed on 08-24-2018

[QUOTE=Tha Kid;19045550]Yeah as long as he stays away from Spence[/QUOTE] I think Spence is the one who will be staying away from Crawford, lol.

Comment by mathed on 08-24-2018

[QUOTE=theface07;19046718]The fact that you can't see what makes Bud such a good boxer shows how little insight you have into the sport. I'd suggest watching something with much less subtlety and nuance. WWE perhaps?[/QUOTE] It's ABSURD how underrated Crawford is…

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