Today, starting at 11:30 a.m. ET, Showtime Sports will be live streaming the kickoff press conference for Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter, a welterweight showdown set for September 8th with the WBC title on the line.
Welterweight stars and former 147-pound titleholders Danny “Swift” Garcia and “Showtime” Shawn Porter will square off for the vacant WBC Welterweight World Championship live on SHOWTIME Saturday, September 8 in a Premier Boxing Champions event from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® main event (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) will pit two of the division’s biggest names against each other, as the former unified 140-pound champion and former WBC welterweight titleholder Garcia meets the hard-charging fan favorite and former welterweight champion Porter. The consensus top-5 ranked welterweights face off for the WBC belt vacated by Keith Thurman as he rehabs from an elbow surgery.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, in association with DSG Promotions, start at $50 and go on sale Thursday, July 26 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center starting Friday, July 27 at noon. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.
Porter (28-2-1, 17 KOs) has wanted this shot at Garcia for some time now and is finally getting it. He’s most recently coming off of a stoppage win over Andre Berto early last year before taking Adrian Granados the distance in November for a unanimous decision win.
Meanwhile Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs) is coming off a knockout win over Brandon Rios in February, a match-up really designed to be a get-well fight after his decision loss to Keith Thurman the year before.
If I can promise you anything about this fight it’s that the build up should be relatively entertaining, with the father/trainers of each fighter never at a loss for words — so things should start getting personal in no time.
Shawn Porter vs Danny Garcia Showtime Boxing
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NYC
Time: TBA TV: Showtime
Bouts 1 – Updated Sun, Jul 08 2018
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