Danny Garcia has tricks to get away from Shawn Porter headbutts


Danny Garcia admits he’s been working on tactis to avoid any potential headbutts in his WBC welterweight clash with Shawn Porter. 

The former super-lightweight king aims to pick up yet another world title in his career on September 8 and will be weary of accidental clashes without veering from his gameplan.

“I got to go in there and fight my fight. I can’t go in there and basically get caught up in his fight. We have the right sparring partners, short guys around 5’6″ using the head, who come forward. So me and my father got the perfect game plan to get away from the headbutt. So yes we have some tricks for that,” said Garcia, before turning his attention to the referee’s role.

“At the end of the day, I’m not really worried about the referee, it is a fight. The referee does his job and I’m just going to do my job and that’s go in there and fight. So I’m not really worried about his head. I just have to go in there and fight my fight.

“At the end of the day for a lot of people from the amateurs, the pro game, they come forward.

“I have to go in there and push him back and that’s what I am preparing for and that’s what I wake up every day and get my work done and to be the best that I can be, and perform the best that I can perform.

“I’m going to go ahead and make adjustments like a true champion and get the victory and I think that’s what it’s all about at the end of the day.

Garcia stopped Brandon Rios in his last fight and hopes another is on the cards against Porter next week.

“It will mean a lot, if you avoid the scorecard that’s always a great thing, you don’t even have the judges judge, so it will be great,” he stated. “I stopped people for the first time in their careers so it won’t be the first and it won’t be the last time I did it.

“At the end of the day, those fights are growing fights, those type of fights are what makes you a better champion and makes you a better fighter.

“If you win easy fight all the time you don’t know what you have to work on, you want to improve. So those type of fights show what you got to work on.

“So I think every fight in my career has been the right fight and I’m going to go in there and use all those fights and all the experience I have had to get this victory,” he added.