Garcia-Matthysse to have 3-city press tour for September 14th fight

garcia435By Dan Ambrose: To show how important the Danny Garcia (26-0, 14 KO’s) vs. Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s) is for the September 14th Floyd Mayweather Jr. – Saul “Canelo” Alvarez card, Matthysse and Garcia will have their own 3-city press tour visiting Los Angeles, Puerto Rico and New York.

Question: When was the last time you saw a co-feature bout have its own 3-city press tour? I’ve never seen it happen before, and that tells you how important this fight.

This fight in some ways is a better fight than the Mayweather-Canelo fight, because both guys are pretty evenly matched and weigh almost the same after they rehydrate. This isn’t a situation where one guy is fighting at a higher weight class and is going to rehydrate up 20 pounds after he barely makes the catch-weight.

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Schaefer to make announcement tomorrow, Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse likely done

matthysse84By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer will be making an important announcement tomorrow, and it’s thought that he’ll be revealing that the fight between WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia 26-0, 16 KO’s) and WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s) is a done deal for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight card on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Schaefer told NYFightBlog today that he wanted to finish the Garcia-Matthysse fight negotiations before he left for Saturday’s trip to Dubai to set up the venue for the Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander fight for December 7th. It would seem that Schaefer has finished the Garcia vs. Matthysse deal and is ready to announce it.

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Lucas Matthysse vs. Danny Garcia possible for Mayweather-Canelo undercard

garcia5645By Eric Thomas: According to Steve Kim, the huge fight between WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KO’s) and WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s) could end up on the September 14th undercard of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

If so, this will make this PPV card well worth the $64.95 asking price, and it could help boost the PPV numbers. You have to assume that the Garcia-Matthysse fight would be the co-feature bout on the card, unless Golden Boy has something even bigger than that they’re keeping under wraps. I doubt it.

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Matthysse’s promoter expects news on Danny Garcia fight in next 48 hours

matthysse45By 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.”

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Is Danny Garcia avoiding a showdown with Lucas Matthysse?

garcia3By Dallas Orysiuk Fear is an unpleasant emotion because the idea that someone or something will pose a danger towards you, likely resulting in pain or a threat. Is Danny “Swift” Garcia showing that emotion at the thought of stepping into the ring with “The Machine” Lucas Matthysse?

The danger is “The Machine”; the pain will be felt by Garcia on his face and body because of Matthysse’s tremendous power. The threat Matthysse poses is towards Danny’s unbeaten record, his hype and his WBC, WBA (super) and Ring Magazine light-welterweight belts.

When Matthysse impressively stopped Lamont Peterson in the third round, you could see what appeared to be fear Garcia’s face, you could see it in his awkward smirk.

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Matthysse looks for Danny Garcia

matthysse564By Robbie Bannatyne: After light welterweight Lucas Matthysse knocked Lamont Peterson’s lights out in the 3rd round of their encounter on Saturday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Paulie Malignaggi, Showtime analyst and current welterweight champion, gushed “It is literally like a bomb exploding every time he lands a punch.”

And much like his punches, Matthysse the man, is also like a bomb that has been waiting to go off.

It seems like the top light-welterweights signed an unofficial treaty to deny Matthysse the chance to take them on for their titles, as his two bouts with Zab Judah and Devon Alexander apart, he spent the vast majority of his career in the wilderness of his homeland, Argentina: boxing’s equivalent of Siberia.

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Matthysse: Danny Garcia is a slow fighter; easy to hit

garcia75By Allan Fox: WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s) is gunning for WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KO’s) for his next fight, and he’s hoping that his promoter Richard Schaefer for Golden Boy Promotions can make that fight happen.

Schaefer feels confident he put the fight together. Matthysse isn’t all that impressed with Garcia’s speed and defensive skills, as he sees him as a slow fighter that’s easy to hit.

Matthysse said this about Garcia at the post-fight press conference last night following his 3rd round TKO win over Danny Garcia: “I hope the fight [with Danny Garcia] happens, but he’s a slow fighter. He’s slow and wide open. I know I’ll win that fight as well.”

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Look For Danny Garcia to avoid Matthysse like the plague

garcia434By Dallas Orysiuk Danny “Swift” Garcia is considered by fans and some analysts as the best at the light welterweight division. This has been called into question by some, with the name of a fighter from a small Argentinean town chiming in the background. After tonight… we should really call into question the ring magazines rankings, because there is no doubt that Lucas “the Machine” Matthysse is the best fighter in the 140 lb. division.

Lucas Matthysse like his nickname is a machine! He has tremendous KO power in both hands and poses underrated boxing skills. He is patient, disciplined, mixes it up, going upstairs and downstairs, and has a solid chin. He has an impressive resume with a record of 34-2-0 with 32 knockouts.

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