Porter: Without The WBC Mandate - Garcia Fight Never Happens

By Steve Kim

For the past couple of years, former world champion Shawn Porter and his father/trainer, Kenny have made it clear that they wanted to face Danny Garcia.

They finally get that chance this Saturday night at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York as the main event on Showtime.

So why did this fight take so long to consummate?

garcia-porter (13)

Kenny Porter opined to - "I think the main roadblock was Danny didn't want to take that kind of fight. People can say whatever they want to say, however they want to say it in regards to Shawn and the way he fights and how aggressive he is, so on and so forth. But no one wants to be up against someone who's going to be throwing punches at them non-stop for 12 rounds and Danny didn't want that type of fight, I know he didn't.

"So it finally got to the point where it is now where I don't think he had anywhere else to turn and he had to take this fight because it was for the WBC(welterweight) title."

As the WBC stripped Keith Thurman for inactivity, the sanctioning body mandated Porter and Garcia to face off for the vacant title. And Porter's father believes it's the only reason it's happening now.

"I'm sure he never would've taken the fight," stated Porter, who pointed out, "there was the Adrian Granados fight, which Granados was the replacement because we couldn't get (Garcia) to take the fight. At that point in time we would have fought for the WBC interim title - he didn't do it.

"After we win the Granados fight, the WBC says Shawn and Danny should fight for the interim title, he never responds to it, at all. So things have played themselves out the way they have and now finally we're going to make this bout. But I'm sure it would've never came out, it would've never happened."

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PapaBricks on 09-06-2018

Kenny Porter might be annoying sometimes, but he is 100% correct. Danny only took this fight because it was mandated. At the same time though Spence has been calling Porter out and he never responded until AFTER this fight with…

Comment by 1hourRun on 09-06-2018

[QUOTE=greeneye99;19075172]Thurman already beat both these guys...fair & Square Only L was on Danny Shawn & YOUR Post Lol[/QUOTE] The winner will have 'Runtime's' belt. Hit-up Thurman's twitter and tell him to come-out of hiding and get at tha NEW WBC…

Comment by greeneye99 on 09-06-2018

[QUOTE=1hourRun;19075014]Why you still crying Kenny?! Danny was sick and needed a break ; had DSG-Porter happen earlier it would only involve the 'interim' title. In the end you have more to be grateful for, considering chicken 'Runtime' took a automatic…

Comment by MDPopescu on 09-06-2018

... actually, Danny was forced to take that Lucas fight either...

Comment by 1hourRun on 09-06-2018

Why you still crying Kenny?! Danny was sick and needed a break ; had DSG-Porter happen earlier it would only involve the 'interim' title. In the end you have more to be grateful for, considering chicken 'Runtime' took a automatic…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Badou Jack Gets Stitched Up, Has No Excuses Over Loss Manny Pacquiao Says Injury To His Left Eye is Not Serious Manny Pacquiao Dishes Out Adrien Broner's Comeuppance Pacquiao's LA Home is Burglarized a Day After Broner Win Claressa Shields: Anybody Who Thinks Broner Won is Crazy! Video: Shawn Porter Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Broner Video: Buboy Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Adrien Broner Video: Mayweather Sr. Throws Shade at Adrien Broner For Loss Pacquiao: We Can't Blame Broner For Thinking He Won Fight Former Champ Gamache Assaulted on Street By Mystery Man Video: Roy Jones Jr. Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Broner Video: Devin Haney Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Broner Video: Daniel Jacobs Discusses Canelo Alvarez Fight WBO To Review Saunders Suspension, Could Be in Line For Andrade Video: Adrien Broner Explains Why He Beat Manny Pacquiao Video: Mikey Garcia Reacts To Pacquio's Win Over Broner Video: Pacquiao Reacts To Win Over Broner, Wanting Mayweather Gervonta Davis Embraces Challenge of Fight in Mares' Backyard Ellerbe: Mayweather’s Retired; 'No Interest' In Pacquiao Rematch Wilder-Fury Rematch Could Land on April 27 or May, Says Warren Kell Book Looks at Jeff Horn, Jessie Vargas, Smith as Options Marcus Browne Dares Teddy Atlas: Bring Me Oleksandr Gvozdyk! Pacquiao Open To Rematch, Mayweather Remains Noncommital Photos: Manny Pacquiao Dominates Broner - MONSTER Gallery Photos: Marcus Browne Decisions a Bloody Badou Jack Photos: Nordine Oubaali Beats Rau'shee Warren, Wins WBC Belt Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner - CompuBox Punch Stats Pacquiao: I Proved it Again - The Pacquiao Journey Will Continue Broner: Everybody Knows I Beat Pacquiao; I Controlled Fight! Manny Pacquiao Rocks, Dominates Adrien Broner For Decision Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Marcus Browne Beats Bloody Badou Jack in WBC Eliminator Badou Jack vs. Marcus Browne - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Nordine Oubaali Decisions Rau'shee Warren, Wins WBC Title Hugo Ruiz Drops, Decisions Alberto Guevara To Win Kambosos, Pacquiao Sparring Partner, Easily Out-Boxes Perez Badou Jack: Marcus Browne Definitely Lost To 'Hot Rod' Kalajdzic Pacquiao vs. Broner - LIVE Results From Las Vegas Broner Coach: If Manny is Aggressive, He'll Get KO'd The F*** Out Thorslund Retains: Sanchez KO's Ceylan, Khattab Wins

Latest Active Forum Threads