Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter made things official Friday, successfully weighing in for their WBC welterweight title fight.
Garcia and Porter headline the Showtime event on Saturday night beginning at 9 p.m. ET from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Along with that bout, Yordenis Egas meets Cesar Barrionuevo, Adam Kownacki takes on Charles Martin and Amanda Serrano battles Yamila Esther Reynoso on the Countdown show that begins at 7 p.m. ET online.
Garcia is 34-1 in his career with the lone loss coming in 2017 to Keith Thurman for the WBC title via split decision. He rebounded this past February by stopping Brandon Rios.
“I know I’m the better all-around fighter. I can just do more in the ring than Shawn Porter, period. I’m going to prove it on Saturday,” Garcia said earlier this week. “It means the world to me to get this belt back. This is a new chapter in my career. I’ve been in a lot of great fights. I’m a seasoned champion. This is a chance to regain something that was mine. This is one of the moments where I have to just go out there and prove myself.
Porter sports a 28-2-1 mark with one of his defeats coming to Thurman via decision. He is on a two-fight win streak since that 2016 defeat with victories over Adrian Granados and Andre Berto.
“The way I’m going to win this fight will change the conversation at welterweight. You’re going to have to wonder whether Errol Spence Jr. and Terrence Crawford have what it takes to beat me. I’m here to put on a great show, win this title and do it in spectacular fashion,” Porter said. “Styles make fights. One way or another, I’m ready to do whatever it takes to win this fight. There’s nothing I’ve ever wanted in my entire life more than this. I’m out here to take it.
“I’m used to being the underdog. I’ve upset people before. I’m looking forward to doing what it takes to be that one to pull it off.”
Serrano is chasing history, as she would join Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao as the only boxers in history to win world titles in six different weight classes with a victory.
“Winning this fight is everything. I hope that I’m doing something great for young Latinas coming up in the sport,” she said. “I’m going to continue to break down these barriers and one day cement my legacy in the Hall of Fame.”