Porter Totally Focused In Training Camp
With less than a month until his battle with Danny Garcia for the vacant WBC welterweight title, Shawn Porter spoke with the media this week from his training camp in Las Vegas.
Porter feels great as he heads into his first fight in nearly a year. “I love being in training camp and grinding every day,” Porter told reporters. “We’re just 100 percent focused on what we have to do. I’m seasoned enough where I know how to excel through these stages of camp. I feel great.”
When asked about a strategy heading into the ring against Garcia in Brooklyn, Porter said that they’ll know once the bell rings.
“Whether we look to box or not will be a game-time decision,” claimed Porter. “We’ll have to read the fight. I think we’re going to start trying to mix it up and then take it from there. It’s up to me to see the adjustments and make them. Whatever it takes to win this fight, I am prepared to do it.
“Danny’s counter-punching I think plays into my hands. I’m a combination puncher. There’s more than one coming. If there is only one coming, you don’t know where it’s coming from. I think it’s going to take care of Danny’s strength, but I don’t take it lightly. I know that he’s a strong fighter and that’s what I expect in the ring.
“I don’t believe that he’s going to stand toe-to-toe with me, but I do believe that’s where he thinks he can win the fight. The point is to hit and not get hit, so we’ll try to keep it as clean as possible. It gets rough in there sometimes, but if you can’t handle the heat, get out of the kitchen.