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Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter Media Workout Quotes

*BROOKLYN *(September 5, 2018) – Welterweight stars *Danny Garcia *and Shawn
Porter kicked off fight week in Brooklyn Wednesday with media workouts
ahead of their showdown for the vacant WBC Welterweight World Championship
taking place this Saturday, September 8 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays
Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™ and presented by Premier Boxing

The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and
features a welterweight title eliminator between *Yordenis Ugas *and *Cesar
Barrionuevo*and heavyweight action that pits unbeaten Polish slugger *Adam
Kownacki *against former heavyweight champion *Charles Martin*, all of whom
participated in Wednesday’s workout.

The media workout also featured fighters competing in streaming action
CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING COUNTDOWN (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT) as five-division world
champion *Amanda Serrano* attempts to win a world title in her record sixth
weight class when she faces *Yamila Esther Reynoso* for the WBO 140-pound

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,,
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.

Here is what the fighters had to say from world famous Gleason’s Gym in


“This is a very important fight for me. This fight is an opportunity to
prove that I’m still one of the best fighters in the world. I’m coming to
get my belt back.

“Shawn’s style is exactly what I like to go up against. I want him to come
forward and walk into my counter punching. I have power in both hands and
I’m going to make him feel it.

“If he comes and opens up, I’m going to land a clean shot early. If he
can’t recover, then I’m going to have a chance to finish him. I’m going to
dictate the pace and fight my fight.

“I’m ready for anything. I’m prepared to fight backwards, forwards or
whatever I need to do. I have to set the tempo and dominate. Shawn is very
hungry, so it’s important for me to be smart and pick my spots.

“I know he’s going to try to jab his way in. Shorter guys like him tend to
go to the body too. He has skills but I’ve had great preparation to be
ready for any of it. We have some stuff up our sleeve.

“We’re just working smarter not harder this camp. We’ve worked on our
agility a lot and we tried some different things to keep my legs strong.

“I’m really excited for the Barclays Center crowd. It’s great to be back in
the ring and I’m blessed to have another world title fight. I’m grateful
and I’m going to make the most of it.”


“This is a huge fight. It’s the biggest fight of my career and my life.
I’ve been doing this since I was eight and I can’t think of an opportunity
that I’ve wanted more in my life. This is my Super Bowl.

“I’m not looking for any surprises on Saturday. I’m very familiar with his
game plan and what he does well. I expect to use my speed, box from the
outside, be aggressive and win the fight.

“I think that my ability to mix it up is going to create a problem for him.
The variance in my styles and punches is going to be too much for him. I’m
going to keep him on his toes, keep him guessing and keep him off balance.
That’s the key to winning Saturday.

“The Kell Brook fight is only on my mind because I know that’s a fight
someone will watch to try to figure out how to stop me. He’s going to try
and hold like in that fight and do it even more than Brook did. Other than
that, he has no chance of catching me coming in.

“It’s going to be everything I do that will help me get this win. It’s the
work rate, power and a different level of speed than he’s used to. Nobody
has my combination of that power and speed.

“I just don’t think Danny can handle me. He says I’m tailor-made for him,
but we’ll see on Saturday night.

“Brooklyn is like a second home for me. I’m very comfortable here and I’m
excited to perform in front of these great fans yet again.”


“I’m very proud and happy to be a top contender at welterweight. I’m ready
to fight any champion who is willing to get in the ring with me. I’ll be
ready for each of them and we know it’s just a matter of time.

“I want all of the big fights. I want to build my legacy and I’m prepared
to go through any of them. I think I could give Errol Spence Jr., Danny
Garcia or Shawn Porter a great fight and beat any of them if they step up
to the plate.

“I know that I have a tough opponent in front of me. I take him very
seriously, but I also know that I have the skills to beat him and make it
an exciting fight.

“I want to dominate and make a statement. Barrionuevo is just standing in
my way. I know my destiny is to become welterweight champion of the world.”


“My goal is to bring my best possible fight and get the victory on
Saturday. From there I’m going right for the WBC title.

“Ugas is a strong fighter who has worked his way to the top of the
division. I know that this will be a great fight for both of us. May the
best man win.

“I have to leave a good impression in this fight so that I can continue to
get big fights here in the U.S. I’m going to show everyone what kind of
fighter I am.

“I’m very happy to be in this position, but now it is my job to prove to
everyone that I deserve to be right here. We’ve watched some of Ugas, but
the most important thing is that I am at my absolute best.”


“I’ve had fantastic sparring and feel great. I’ve trained so hard for this
fight. I feel like I’ve taken my game to the next level.

“I love fighting at Barclays Center. It’s a great atmosphere. This is a
chance to be my breakout fight on Saturday night. I can’t wait to get in
the ring.

“I’ve grown a lot as a fighter. I’ve gotten better as my competition has
gotten better. It’s a steady rise and I’m happy with where I’m at.

“Martin used to be a world champion and that’s what I eventually want to
be. I’m 100 percent focused on him. I have to focus on doing everything to
win this fight.

“My trainer Keith Trimble is one of the most underrated trainers in the
sport. He’s done a fantastic job teaching me fundamentals. It’s been a
tough road for us but this fight is going to bring us a step closer to our

“Martin is a big strong fighter who’s a very good counter puncher. He kind
of mixes different styles, but I’ll be prepared for everything he can bring
to the ring.”


“I’m here to work towards getting my belts back. I’m going to keep working
and grind until I’m holding the gold.

“I have the advantage everywhere over Kownacki. I’m just a better fighter
but I’m also bigger and stronger.

“We’re just getting everything perfect right now. My team has done a great
job getting me here and I feel great. Everything is leading up to fight
night in Brooklyn.

“I feel strong and ready. I’m older and wiser now and I’m really taking
into consideration what it takes to be a champion. I got a taste of it but
next time I’m coming to stay.

“Kownacki is a good fighter. He’s very tough. There are some things we’ve
worked on in the gym and we feel prepared for whatever he brings on

“When I’m at my best, nobody can beat me. There’s no one in the world who
can beat the best version of Charles Martin. I’m the only one that can beat


“I’m excited and honored to have a chance to join Oscar De La Hoya and
Manny Pacquiao as six-division world champions. I’m going to go out and
perform and give the fans some excitement.

“It’s one step at a time for female boxing but this is a very important
fight. Things are on the rise but there is still a lot of room to rise up.
This fight is another way to show people how many talented female fighters
there are out there.

“Moving up in weight has been great. I’ve been able to eat and I feel
stronger than ever. I think it’s going to lead to one of my best

“Fighting in Brooklyn is always a great thrill. Barclays Center is right
around the corner from house and it’s great to have a lot of supporters out
there cheering me on. I love Brooklyn and I’m going to give them another
night to remember.

“I want to fight all of the champions out there and continue to do great
things in this sport. The sky is the limit and I’m going to keep pushing


“I’m very proud to be in this position. I feel relaxed because I know my
team has worked hard to get me to this big fight in the U.S.

“I can box or brawl. I like to keep my options open and see what the fight
calls for. I’m here to put on a good show.

“I have studied Amanda Serrano and I feel like I know her well. She’s a
great world champion with a lot of experience, but I’m ready for anything
she brings.”