Garcia-Porter Want Thurman Rematch
While they fight for the title he abdicated, both Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter are hoping for their rematch with Keith Thurman.
Garcia and Porter battle on September 8th at Barclays Center for the WBC welterweight title that Thurman relinquished in April, which caused Garcia think Thurman may not have the same desire that made him an elite fighter.
“I just feel like in the first place he’s out because of me,” Garcia said during a conference call Tuesday. “I was the one who hurt his arm. I was the one who broke his elbow. But I just feel like he’s not hungry no more. A win over Danny Garcia is probably one of the biggest wins you could get in boxing. You know, he got that, he unified the division. I think he reached heights in his career that he always wanted to reach.
“And I think he’s married now, he’s traveling the world, so his mind is not in the game. So I don’t think he’s hungry anymore. I think he passed what he wanted to accomplish. I may be wrong, but from what I see, that’s how it seems to me.”
Even with that, Garcia won’t count out a possible showdown with Thurman again.
“I don’t know,” Garcia said. “I don’t know. At the end of the day, this sport is about money. Everyone wants to get paid. His fight with me was his biggest career payday, so money talks in this sport. So I can’t put words in no one’s mouth.”