Porter on Garcia: ‘If he tries to trade with me, it will end fast’

It was announced today that Shawn Porter would battle Danny Garcia for the vacant WBC welterweight title on September 8 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

For Porter, the goal is to put a lot of pressure on Garcia and make the Philly native uncomfortable:

“I’m going to force Danny Garcia to fight me, to be uncomfortable and to do things he’s not used to doing in a fight,” said Porter. “If Danny comes in being defensive and trying to hold, it may last a while. But if he comes and tries to trade with me and prove something to himself, then it will end fast. I think my style will give him problems and not allow him to pace himself.”

Porter expects this fight to be epic, but in the end, he expects to be a champion again.

“This is going to be an instant classic, and I’m going to win and become champion once again,” Porter said.

The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® main event (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) will pit two of the division’s most prominent names against each other, as the former unified 140-pound champion and former WBC welterweight titleholder Garcia meets the hard-charging fan favorite and former welterweight champion Porter. The consensus top-5 ranked welterweights face off for the WBC belt vacated by Keith Thurman as he rehabs from elbow surgery.