Danny Garcia Philadelphia Media Workout
Photos: Amanda Westcott - SHOWTIME
Former world champion Danny
Garcia hosted a media workout ahead of his world title
showdown against Shawn Porter taking place Saturday,
September 8 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home
of BROOKLYN BOXING™ and presented by Premier Boxing
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins at 9 p.m.
ET/6 p.m. PT and features a welterweight title eliminator
between Yordenis Ugas and Cesar Barrionuevo and heavyweight
action that pits unbeaten Polish slugger Adam Kownacki
against former heavyweight champion Charles Martin.
Undercard streaming coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING COUNTDOWN as five-division
world champion Amanda Serrano attempts to win a world title
in her record sixth weight class when she faces Yamila
Esther Reynoso for the WBO 140-pound title.
Garcia, along with father and trainer Angel Garcia, showed
off his skills and spoke about his upcoming clash and more
from the DSG Boxing Gym in Philadelphia. Here is what they
had to say Wednesday:
“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.
“Shawn had to have some skill to get to this level, it
wasn’t all brawling. I’m not taking anything away from him.
We’re prepared for the best Shawn Porter.
“This is another opportunity to become a four-time world
champion and that excites me. I still feel like the WBC
title is mine, so I’m even more ready to reclaim it.
“Getting that world title back is what it’s all about. 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.
“In boxing they say the more you throw, the more open you
are to get hit. Volume punching has to be effective. I’m the
sharper boxer and I land the cleaner punches. That’s more my
style. We’ve prepared ourselves for 12 hard rounds of any
“After four rounds you can really tell how strong a fighter
is and how good their conditioning is. It’s all about the
will power after a certain amount of rounds and I carry that
“We’ve had perfect sparring with guys who just come forward
and put pressure on you. We’ve had bigger, heavier guys and
some guys who jab and box how the way that Porter does.
“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.”
ANGEL GARCIA, Danny’s Father & Trainer
“Porter really isn’t worried about Danny’s power, but he
should be. I’m not mad about it, he just better have no
excuses in that ring. Because Danny’s not about excuses.
“We’re working hard and we’re going to be ready for anything
Shawn Porter thinks he has up his sleeve. If he comes
rushing in, he’s playing right into Danny’s hands.
“Danny is a star and he’s going to show it again in this
fight. He always puts on a star performance and this going
to be another stage for him to shine.”