Welterweight stars and former 147-pound titleholders Danny 'Swift' Garcia and 'Showtime' Shawn Porter will square off for the vacant WBC World Championship live and exclusive on BoxNation on Saturday 8th September.
Two of the division's biggest names go to battle for the WBC belt vacated by Keith Thurman as he recovers from an elbow surgery, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
"I'm excited and motivated to go in there and recapture what's mine," said Garcia. "The WBC Title belongs to me. Come September 8th, I'm going to prove that I'm the best fighter in the world. My loss is behind me and it's given me a chip on my shoulder to run that extra mile and train even harder. I know that Shawn Porter is not on my level. I'm coming to fight him in the middle of the ring and I'm going to beat him at his game."
"I'm going to force Danny Garcia to fight me, to be uncomfortable and to do things he's not used to doing in a fight," said Porter. "If Danny comes in being defensive and trying to hold, it may last a while. But if he comes and tries to trade with me and prove something to himself, then it will end fast. I think my style will give him problems and not allow him to pace himself. This is going to be an instant classic and I'm going to win and become Champion once again."
"Garcia vs. Porter will be an action-packed, can't-miss brawl," said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. "This hugely important match-up is between two of the best Welterweights in the world and pressure fighters with pleasing styles. Both Garcia and Porter have shined in memorable battles at Barclays Center and September 8th will be a tremendous night for boxing."