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Danny Garcia vs Shawn Porter report
Who won Garcia vs Porter?
Shawn Porter beat Danny Garcia by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 8th September 2018 at Barclays Center in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 112-116, 113-115, 113-115 in favor of winner Shawn Porter.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest was for the WBC welterweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Yordenis Ugas beat Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo and Adam Kownacki defeated Charles Martin.
Garcia vs Porter stats
Danny Garcia stepped into the ring with a record of 34 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Shawn Porter made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Porter had a slight advantage in power over Garcia, with a 61% knock out percentage over Garcia's 59%.
Danny Garcia was the same age as Shawn Porter, at 35 years old.
Garcia had a height advantage of 2 inches over Porter. Despite this, Porter had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Danny Garcia & Shawn Porter fought out of an orthodox stance.
Garcia was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 10 months earlier than Porter, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 29 more professional rounds, 282 to Porter's 253.
Danny Garcia went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBC at welterweight.
Shawn Porter was ranked number 2 by the WBC in the 147lb division.
Garcia vs Porter form
Garcia had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Brandon Rios on 17th February 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Keith Thurman on 4th March 2017 by split decision in their WBC World Welterweight and WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Samuel Vargas on 12th November 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Liacouras Center, Philadelphia.
Before that, he had beat Robert Guerrero on 23rd January 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Welterweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
He had won against Paulie Malignaggi on 1st August 2015 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Barclays Center, New York.
Porter had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Adrian Granados on 4th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Andre Berto on 22nd April 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Keith Thurman on 25th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Adrien Broner on 20th June 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had won against Erick Bone on 13th March 2015 by knockout in the 5th round at Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Danny Garcia had been fighting more than Shawn Porter.
Going to this contest, Danny Garcia had last fought 5 years, 1 month and 10 days ago, while Shawn Porter's last outing had been 5 years, 4 months and 23 days ago.
Garcia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 7 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
Porter's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Garcia vs Porter start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Barclays Center, New York, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Garcia vs Porter?
Garcia vs Porter was broadcast on ShowTime in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.
What were the odds on Garcia vs Porter?
Danny Garcia was a 13/20 (-150) favourite going into the contest, while Shawn Porter made his way into the ring at 37/25 (+150) with oddsmakers.
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