By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | August 30, 2018

Welterweight Stars Danny Garcia & Shawn Porter Clash for the Vacant WBC Welterweight Championship in the Main Event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING

In boxing, there’s comes a point where fighter’s meet each other at the crossroads of their respective careers. Case in point: Leonard vs Duran; Duran vs Hearns; Hearns vs Leonard; Hearns vs Hagler; Leonard vs Hagler; and so on.

The WBC Championship fight between Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter is essentially the epitome of and start of this generations greatest of welterweight champions facing off for the title of all titles. They are two of the best welterweights in the world.

Having shadowed each other’s career since the amateurs and in the professional ranks, these former world champions find themselves at the point of their careers, standing directly in front of one another, hoping to take another step forward to fulfill their own personal legacies.

Garcia, nicknamed “Swift”, possibility due to his fighting style where he lands hooks blinding, thunderous left hooks from all different comes into this match looking to win the vacant WBC Welterweight Title a championship belt that he previously lost to current WBA Super Welterweight Champion Keith Thurman back 3/4/17 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

A hard-punching fighter from Philadelphia, Garcia is a three-time world champion that brings so many variables inside the ring. He box or stand toe to toe and simply make a fight a slugfest. With a record of (34-1, 20 KOs), Garcia has been will look to become a four-time world champion, transcending his career to another level.

Before he can do so, he must get past the hard-charging, “NEVER QUIT – NEVER STOP” punching “Showtime” Shawn Porter, a man who is as relentless of a puncher as the great Marvelous Marvin Hagler. Porter’s style is to overwhelm his opponents with continuous punching from the beginning until the end of his fights.

Porter is a fighter that many fighters hate to take on. It’s quite evident as to why. He’s a horse, an engine that thrusts power without having to stop and regenerate himself. With a record of (28-2-1, 17 KOs), the Ohio native and former IBF Welterweight Champion will stop at nothing to become a two-time world champion.

Both fighters have faced and lost to Keith Thurman. Both fighters have their fathers as head trainers. Both fighters are ready and willing to give their all in the ring.

This highly anticipated Welterweight Championship fight is includes a stacked undercard featuring Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano seeking to win a world title in her sixth weight division.

Serrano will be fighting for the vacant WBO Junior Welterweight World Championship. If successful, Serrano will set a women’s boxing record as a six-division world champion, joining Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya as the only boxers, male or female, to reach the mark. Her bout is scheduled to be streamed live on Showtime Sports, preceding the three-fight Showtime Championship Boxing telecast.

The tripleheader will feature Yordenis Ugas vs. Cesar Barrionuevo in a WBC Welterweight Eliminator and also an extremely interesting, important heavyweight match up between Adam Kownacki of Brooklyn, New York by way of Lomza, Poland and Charles Martin from Carson, California, the former World Heavyweight Champion.

Unbeaten Featherweight Prospect Chris Colbert, along with two of Mayweather Promotions’ hot unbeaten prospects Brooklyn’s Richardson Hitchins (5-0, 3 KOs) and New Jersey’s Dylan Price (6-0, 5 KOs) will be featured on this card.

Marsellos Wilder (1-0, 1 KO), the brother of WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, Brandon Quarles (19-4-1, 10 KOs and Brooklyn super welterweight prospect Chordale Booker (10-0, 5 KOs) will face tough competition on fight night as they make their way towards putting another win the column.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, in association with DSG Promotions, start at $50 and are on sale now. 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. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP

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