By Steve Kim
While there is no official date or venue for their fight against Danny Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs) for the vacant WBC welterweight title, Shawn Porter (28-2-1, 17 KOs) will begin preparing for battle on Friday.
His father/trainer, Kenny, told BoxingScene.com on Thursday afternoon - "I had about a thirty minute discussion with Shawn this morning.
"So we're going to begin tomorrow officially because it's the first of the month (June 1st) and we want to get a fresh start on the date. He's always cross-training, moving around doing different things all the time and this will officially start for us tomorrow."
Porter last fought in early November, defeating the tough Adrian Granados over twelve rounds.
"I'm not worried about ring rust," said the father.
"We got two fights last year and Shawn is a guy that's always working out. When he's not competing he's doing some type of workout. So he's always doing something. I am interested to see if he is going to be able to pull off the things I have asked him to do previously in his career. Which is where in the first week he basically comes in and I put him through a battery of tests. to see if he can own up to what he's previously done."
During the first day of camp Porter expects his son to be finish twelve hard rounds on the heavy bag and during their first sparring session to go a dozen rounds.
As he does his work out on the track, the first session he will be required to do twelve 800-meter sprints with a one minute rest in-between. They will also do some work in the pool where Porter will do six rounds consisting of three minute intervals with a minutes rest.
The father says with a laugh,"I'm interested to see if he falls apart when I put him through this work."
Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com