Garcia a slight favorite over Porter

12 top welterweight stars of the past, present and future have weighed in with their thoughts on the highly anticipated matchup that pits former welterweight champions Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter against each other for the vacant WBC welterweight title on Showtime Saturday. Garcia, a slight -175 betting favorite, had the edge 7-4 with 1 even.

Errol Spence Jr: I pick Danny Garcia to win a split decision.
Keith Thurman: I’m taking Shawn Porter by decision.
Manny Pacquiao: I’m going to give the edge to Danny Garcia.
Mikey Garcia: Danny will win an exciting decision.
Yordenis Ugas: I am leaning toward Danny Garcia to pull off the victory.
Robert Guerrero: I’m going with Porter to win by split decision.
Victor Ortiz: I’m going with Danny…he wins by a decision.
Jamal James: I’m thinking that Shawn Porter pulls it off.
Brandon Rio: I’m going to go with Danny because he knocked me out.
Bryant Perrella: Just the slight edge to Danny.
Sammy Vasquez Jr: I’m going with Shawn Porter.

Ever the politician, Sugar Ray Leonard didn’t commit to picking either fighter.

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