Danny Garcia vs Shawn Porter
Former world champions, Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter, battle it out for the vacant WBC 147lb title, both still young, both coming off a comeback win or two after losing narrowly to WBA world champion, Keith Thurman.
The fight is highly anticipated, as Porter and Garcia are both considered top 5 welterweights, both likely to be far from finished after close losses. Garcia, as the two-weight, two-time world champion, is a slight favourite.
Garcia starts well, Porter takes a few rounds to impose the tactics he is known for. Porter seems to turn the tables and swing the momentum his way in the mid rounds. The late rounds are very close, the fighters go to war.
Shawn Porter beats Danny Garcia by unanimous decision, gets a career best win, wins the WBC title, becomes a two-weight world champion.
In the post fight interviews, Errol Spence Jr and Shawn Porter, freinds, with mutual respect, but also a competitive rivalry, agree to fight each other. Porter explains at the press conference, that the Spence fight happening next can't be guaranteed, but if it doesn't, neither fighter is avoiding or delaying the fight.