Shawn Porter, right, punches Danny Garcia during the eighth round of a WBC welterweight championship boxing match Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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Former champion Shawn Porter defeated Danny Garcia by a unanimous decision late Saturday to win the vacant World Boxing Council welterweight title.Porter solidified his position as being one of the best welterweights in boxing's deepest division.Porter bulled his way through the fight, coming straight ahead and smothering Garcia with jabs and body shots to improve his record to 35-1 with 20 KOs in front of the crowd of 13,000 .Garcia last fought in February, stopping Brandon Rios.Thurman needed right elbow surgery after beating Garcia, and suffered a bruised left hand last March in training for his next fight. He vacated the WBC crown in April, setting the stage for Garcia to face Porter with the winner a possible next foe for Thurman, 28-0 with 22 knockouts.
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