The great ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard is one of many in the boxing world looking forward to this weekend’s WBC welterweight world title matchup between Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter.
Stylistically, it promises for fireworks this weekend in New York.
Two guys who can both box and fight in spots when they choose too.
Both trained by their fathers, this Saturday will really be a family affair in the welterweight division.
Speaking ahead of the fight, Ray Leonard said of the fight:
“I feel the Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter fight has the makings of an exciting fight from what I’ve seen of both of these talented fighters. So here is my prediction based on what I feel both fighters bring into the ring. Garcia will win if he uses his jab to keep Porter at bay and off-balance, but Porter gains a victory if he connects and hurts Garcia early and makes him abandon his boxing ability and fight like a slugger — as I did with my first fight vs Roberto Duran. This is how I see this matchup which should be an exciting fight!”
The bout will see the winner position himself for further unification fights next year with the other champions in the division – Errol Spence (IBF), Manny Pacquiao (WBA) and Terence Crawford (WBO).
If there is a boxing God, it’s possible we could get an undisputed world welterweight champion holding all four belts by the end of next year.