PHOTOS: Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia Come Face to Face At Press Conference Ahead of Sep. 8 Bout

Angel Garcia, Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter, and Kenny Porter at Monday’s presser (Photo: Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Monday afternoon, inside of the Dream Hotel in Downtown Manhattan, former world champions Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter came face to face ahead of their big Sep. 8 showdown. The Porter vs. Garcia clash will take place from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and will be aired on SHOWTIME, with the vacant WBC welterweight title at stake.

After coming face to face at the presser, and exchanging a few words with one another, the two men appear ready to go, as they will be heading back to their respective training camps for the time being. For Garcia (34-1, 20′s), who is coming off of a ninth round knockout over Brandon Rios in February, he’s eager to get back in the ring and show who’s boss.

“I’m excited for this fight because I’m a world championship-level fighter and this gives me the chance to be back where I’ve been for so long,” Garcia stated. “It doesn’t matter who it is, I’m just happy to be back and fighting for the title. There’s no pressure on me, I’m just going to come to fight. We can dance if he wants, but I guarantee I’m coming to bang with him in the middle of the ring. I feel I’m the stronger puncher, have the faster hands and and am the better all-around fighter.”

Porter (28-2-1, 17 KO’s) has been eyeing a possible fight with Garcia for some years now and wants to see what the talk is all about.

“I think for a long time, watching Danny do what he does and hearing him say what he’d do to me, I got stirred up to the point where I really wanted this fight,” Porter explained. “I made that known after his fight against Brandon Rios and I think that’s why we’re here right now. This is a great opportunity to get the fight I wanted for my career. I’m thriving right now and you’ll see it all on fight night.”

Check below for more photos from Monday’s presser.

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