WOW! Ryan Garcia Backs Shawn Porter to Beat Terence Crawford

Published 11/20/2021, 11:05 PM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Shawn Porter in the ring against Erroll Spence Jr. (not pictured) during their IBF & WBC World Welterweight Championship fight at Staples Center on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Spence, Jr won by split decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


Lightweight star Ryan Garcia will have his eyes on Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter for the WBO welterweight title tonight. While the youngster is looking for his own comeback shortly, he is clearly one of those people to feel the heat of the nearing 147 lbs championship clash.

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Crawford and Porter are two of the best welterweight boxers of the time. And putting them against each other shall ensure a hefty night of action. Although Terence Crawford looks favorable to win the show, there’s plenty of those who are favoring ‘Showtime’ Shawn Porter. Undefeated lightweight prodigy Ryan Garcia is one of them.

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The 23-year-old recently turned to social media and expressed views on Crawford vs Porter. He wrote, “Riding with Porter tonight.” Now, it is fair of him to back an elite like Shawn Porter. However, Terence Crawford brings a lot to the table and all of it can curb Porter’s dominance in-ring.

Former world champion Porter has shared the ring with several kingpins of the division and has won in most cases. Hence, he has every necessary tool at his disposal that can help him in vanquishing ‘Bud’. It will be a demanding task, but Porter can envision himself doing so.

Relying on his 31-3-1 record, Porter has seen several moments of highs as a pro boxer. While Crawford may be his toughest challenge to date, ‘Showtime’ can still have complete faith in his skills. He has appeared confident throughout the fight week and that replicates why exactly Ryan Garcia believes in Shawn Porter.

Will Ryan Garcia see his man win?

In a career of 35 fights, none of his opponents could stop Shawn Porter in the ring. He knows how to tackle people for all 12-rounds, and most of his losses were severely close fights. Shawn Porter looked impressive against Errol Spence Jr, which was his latest loss in 2019. On the contrary, Terence Crawford has won all of his fights at 147 lbs via stoppage.

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ONTARIO, CA – MARCH 13: Shawn Porter celebrates after knocking out Erick Bone during their 12 round welterweight bout at Citizens Business Bank Arena March 13, 2015 in Ontario, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

This massive difference will pressure both men from coming forward. While a 12-round fight shall demand both men from pouring their best, we can also expect it to end in flush.

The hard-hitting welterweights are capable of delivering several scenes in reality and fans can expect an intriguing collision.

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Do you agree with Garcia? Who do you think wins? Let us know.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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