Shawn Porter: I'll Fight Danny Garcia Wherever He Wants

By Miguel Rivera

As reported on Friday, a deal had been reached for a welterweight showdown between former world champions Danny "Swift" Garcia and Shawn "Showtime" Porter.

The contest is potentially going to land on August 25 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn - but it may also move to September.

A WBC sanctioned purse bid was scheduled for Friday, but it was canceled after the sanctioning body was advised that both sides had reached a deal. They will battle for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight title, which was vacated by Keith Thurman.

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The fireworks began back in February at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Porter (28-2-1 and 17 KO's) entered the ring and started traded words with Garcia (34-1, 20 KO's), who had just scored a knockout victory over Brandon Rios in a WBC final eliminator.

Both Porter and Garcia have lost close decisions to Thurman - who was ordered to fight both of them in rematches in back to back mandatory defenses. Thurman, who has been inactive since March of 2017, vacated the belt due to lingering injuries.

Now that a deal has been reached, Porter could care less where the contest takes place - as long as the belt is at stake.

They are both advised by Al Haymon and fight under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.

"I'm willing to fight him wherever he wants. We're going to fight for the WBC belt so we can fight in Idaho, in South Dakota, anywhere. I do not care," said Porter to Inside Boxing Live.

"What matters to me is that we are going to fight for the WBC title. I know what I want to do and my main goal is to become a WBC world champion."

Porter became a mandatory challenger after picking up a knockout win over Andre Berto in a WBC eliminator in the first half of 2017. And then he risked that title shot in the fall, when he won a tough decision over the very durable Adrian Granados.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MarB on 05-28-2018

[QUOTE=BOXING-SCRIBE;18811006]IMO 90% of your statement was accurate, it is true Porter will lose and it also true he will have a hard time getting a title fight, but he will...his career might be as close as Berto' for Danny he…

Comment by BufordTannen on 05-28-2018

Brooklyn and vegas are the obvious top 2 places.

Comment by BOXING-SCRIBE on 05-28-2018

[QUOTE=MarB;18810291]but solid years against who though? say porter loses who is there for him to fight against? he wont get another title shot anytime soon i dont think. i mean i could be wrong but i just dont see him…

Comment by Boxing 956 on 05-27-2018

Ive tried but still cant decide on a winner. Thats when u know that its a good fight worth watching. For once hopefully the fans win.

Comment by IrishDiscussion on 05-27-2018

Porter hits up close like a refined Nigel Benn, nobody else finds targets at clinch range like him

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