Shawn Porter Praises Garcia, Motivated To Face Errol Spence

By Ryan Burton

Shawn Porter was in attendance Saturday night in Carson, Calif. when Danny Garcia stopped Adrian Granados in 7 one-side rounds in a Premier Boxing Champions main event on Fox.

The WBC welterweight champion was very familiar with both men having won a close decision over Garcia last September and having defeated Granados by unanimous decision in 2017.

Like many, Porter expected Garcia-Granados  to be much more competitive.

"Hell yeah I was surprised,” Porter said after the fight. “It was way more one-sided than I thought it would be. Great fight for Danny Garcia."

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As for his future plans, Porter said that a unification fight against IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence is all that is on his mind and that his father/trainer Kenny Porter is in agreement.

"My dad feels like the time is now. I am ready whenever they say go. I am excited to fight Errol Spence and that gives me the drive and motivation," Porter stated.

The 31-year-old Las Vegas resident was last in action in March when he defeated Yordenis Ugas by split decision. Some observers felt Ugas deserved the win and while it definitely wasn’t Porter’s best performance he said that he learned a lot from the experience.

"Honestly yes (I did learn a lot) and honestly that fight took me to another level. You learn a lot in a loss but you also learn a lot in a win and I was able to take a look at that fight and see little points where things could be done a little bit differently and on top of that I was able to fight a different style to beat a different fighter,” said Porter.

“Using that style the other night to beat Yordenis Ugas - now I have another component to add to my repertoire - that was already there but now it was shown to the world for 12 rounds. Now I shown another way to beat a guy like Errol Spence and I personally feel that I need everything to beat him and I know the team feels the same way."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by .WesternChamp. on 04-25-2019

porter give spencer a tough fight.

Comment by Chrismart on 04-25-2019

I like Porter. If he fights Spence, that's Spence, Garcia, Thurman and Brook. Some of these other WWs could take a leaf out of his book.

Comment by Dle on 04-25-2019

Yep, Porter will get stopped. Black fighters fight blacks much harder. Spence knows this this so he’ll have to stop Porter.

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 04-25-2019

[QUOTE=mxtali;19688454]so one fight later after the Porter fight, Danny all of a sudden is a brand new fighter? Him throwing more punches had nothing to do with the quality of opposition he faced saturday? Danny had been a welterweight for…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 04-25-2019

let's get this

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