Garcia Won’t Let Porter Off Easy

On Wednesday, Danny Garcia would hold a media workout just over a week before he faces Shawn Porter at Barclays Center for the vacant WBC welterweight championship.

Garcia claims it won’t be an easy night at the office for Porter, claiming he’s like nothing the Akron native has ever dealt with before. “Once you’re in there with me, it’s not the same as anyone else. It’s not the same as what you expect it to be. You’re in for a rude awakening.

“I’ve knocked out a lot of fighters for the first time, so it won’t be surprising to me if I knock Shawn Porter out for the first time.”

“Getting that world title back is what it’s all about,” Garcia told reporters in his Philadelphia gym. “I know that I’m always going to be a top fighter. I fill the seats and make big fights, that’s why Shawn came to me after my win against Brandon Rios for his moment of glory.

“I can’t rank Porter against the other top fighters in my career. I’ll have to see what he brings once we get in the ring. I’ve fought a lot of great opponents and he’s just the next in that line.

Riding high off the Eagles victory in the Super Bowl, two nights after they start their season in Atlanta, Garcia looks to add another championship to Philadelphia’s lineage.

“There’s going to be a lot of support from Philly on September 8. I’m a big draw in Brooklyn and I’m going to make it another epic night for Philly sports.”

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