Garcia-Porter WBC Welterweight Title Date Set

After stripping Keith Thurman of their welterweight title, the WBC has set for Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter to face off on September 8th for the vacant title at Barclays Center.

Former WBC welterweight titleholder Garcia returns to the building he lost the title in, to face a fellow former champion in Porter. Garcia looks to continue the momentum he started when he stopped Brandon Rios, earlier this year.

“I’m excited and motivated to go in there and recapture what’s mine,” said Garcia. “The WBC title belongs to me. Come September 8, I’m going to prove that I’m the best fighter in the world. My loss is behind me and it’s given me a chip on my shoulder to run that extra mile and train even harder. I know that Shawn Porter is not on my level. I’m coming to fight him in the middle of the ring and I’m going to beat him at his game.”

“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, who returns to the ring with a decision win over Adrian Granados in November of last year. “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. This is going to be an instant classic and I’m going to win and become champion once again.”

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