Garcia vs Porter : Shawn Porter (28-2-1, 17 KOs) may be from Akron, Ohio, and live in Las Vegas, but he’s turning the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, into something of a home arena.
The high-octane fighter is a consistent crowd pleaser and will fight at Barclays for the fourth straight time on Saturday night when he takes on Danny Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs) for the vacant WBC world welterweight title.
When: Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. ET
Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn
Live Stream: Showtime Anytime
The WBC world title at 147 pounds had belonged to Keith Thurman, but injury forced him to relinquish the belt as he couldn’t make a mandatory defense against Porter, per ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael.
Now, Porter will have to go through Garcia, who is looking to win back the WBC belt after losing it in a unification bout against, you guessed it, Thurman, in March 2017.
The winner of this fight will then assume a commanding role in boxing’s most talented and entertaining division, and likely assure himself of another couple of big paydays.
Today, starting at 12:00 p.m. ET, Showtime Sports will be live streaming the final press conference for Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter, a welterweight title fight set for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn this weekend. You can catch the full live stream above, right here on BLH!
The talks between the camps has started to warm up a little, and if there’s going to be any pre-fight dramatics it’ll likely happen either here or during tomorrow’s weigh-in. Garcia enters this fight looking to regain the WBC title he lost to Keith Thurman last year. Meanwhile Porter is hoping to regain a title belt himself in this vacant title clash.
Thus far it appears that both fighters have had good training camps and are fully confident as they head into the Showtime main event. The undercard will feature fellow welterweight Yordenis Ugas (22-3, 11 KOs) taking on Cesar Barrionuevo (34-3-2, 24 KOs) in a WBC title eliminator as well as heavyweight Adam Kownacki (17-0, 14 KOs) facing former titleholder Charles Martin (25-1-1, 23 KOs), which will kick off the televised portion of the card.
SHOWTIME Sports will provide live streams of official fight week events in advance of this Saturday’s WBC Welterweight World Championship between former champions Danny Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs) and Shawn Porter (28-2-1 17 KOs). The three-fight telecast airs live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast also features top 147-pound contender Yordenis Ugas (22-3, 11 KOs) battling against Argentine Cesar Barrionuevo (34-3-2, 24 KOs) in a WBC welterweight title eliminator showdown. Heavyweight contender Adam Kownacki (17-0, 14 KOs) and former champion Charles Martin (25-1-1, 23 KOs) will open the telecast with a 10-round attraction.
In the livestreamed SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING COUNTDOWN, Five-division champion Amanda Serrano (34-1-1, 26 KOs) will attempt to best her own women’s boxing record when she faces Yamila Esther Reynoso (11-4-3, 8 KOs) for the vacant WBO Junior Welterweight World Title. A win would make Serrano a six-division world champion, joining Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya as boxing’s only six-division champions.