Former welterweight champion Danny Garcia does not think there’s any pressure for him when it comes to his upcoming title fight against Shawn Porter.
The two title challengers met at a press conference in New York to kick off the build to their September 8 fight for the WBC welterweight title. During the press conference, Garcia spoke on the pressures of fighting in his first world title fight in nearly 18 months and said he doesn’t feel any pressure and believes he is the better boxer.
"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," Garcia said.
Garcia and Porter are certainly no strangers to fighting for a welterweight world title. Garcia, a former unified junior welterweight champion, won the WBC welterweight belt in 2016 with a unanimous decision win over Robert Guerrero. Garcia would then lose the title to Keith Thurman in 2017 in a welterweight unification bout. Porter was previously the IBF welterweight champion and also fought and lost to Thurman in a WBA title fight in 2016. Porter won the WBC Silver title last November with a win over Adrian Granados.
The WBC title fight will headline a Showtime Championship Boxing live from the Barclays Center in New York. No other fights for the undercard has been officially announced.