Matthysse’s promoter expects news on Danny Garcia fight in next 48 hours
By Dan Ambrose: Mario Arano, the promoter for WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s), says he expects to know more information about whether the fight between Matthysse and WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KO’s) will be taking place within the next couple of days.
Garcia has been ordered by the World Boxing Council to face Matthysse next, so if Garcia chooses to dodge the fight, then he’ll be stripped if he doesn’t vacate the title first.
Arano said to Mas Deportivo “Matthysse has the opportunity to become a super star win the world…I believe that within 48 hours are should arrive to fruition with the negotiations.”
Matters have been complicated recently with rumors that Danny could be fighting Zab Judah again rather than facing Matthysse.
Garcia just beat Judah by a 12 round unanimous decision last April in a close fight. There’s no point in Garcia fighting Judah again immediately; not with a much better fight between Garcia and Matthysse right in front of him.
Garcia had the chance to fight Matthysse last April, but he instead chose to fight the lesser threat of Judah.
Matthysse is coming off an impressive 3rd round TKO win over Lamont Peterson last May. Matthysse knocked Peterson down three times in a one-sided slaughter.
Garcia will take a ton of heat from boxing fans if he chooses to vacate his WBC title or having the WBC strip it from him for failing to fight Matthysse. Garcia has already had three fights against older fighters recently in facing Erik Morales twice and Judah.
It’s starting to look like Garcia is focusing mainly on fighting old timers instead of younger more relevant fighters still in their prime.
Matthysse will be a tough fight for Garcia if he chooses to face him. Garcia is more of a one-handed fighter and not really dangerous right his right hand. Matthysse is a much better puncher and capable of throwing with huge power with both hands equally.