Garcia vs. Matthysse: “Head to Head”

matthysse333In what should be one of the more explosive bouts fight fans have seen in a while, Lucas Matthysse will attempt to take Danny Garcia’s universally recognized title as the best 140 pound fighter on the planet.

It’s a real shame that this match-up has gone under the radar of the mainstream consciousness. But both fighters will get their chance to make a lasting impression on the casual fans of boxing as they tangle in the co-main event of tonight’s fantastic PPV event.

While most ringside observers have dubbed Matthysse to be the overwhelming favorite in the highly anticipated Junior Welterweight war, Danny’s outspoken father and head trainer has clearly taken exception to the media’s lofty praise of the hard hitting Argentine.

In the immortal words of the incomparable Angel Garcia, “Vegas don’t know nothing…the world don’t know nothing…only I know everything!!”
We’ll find out tonight if he truly is boxing’s soothsayer!!

Let’s take a look at the “Tale of the Tape”!!

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Weights: Mayweather vs. Canelo & Matthysse vs. Garcia

004MayweathervsCaneloIMG_6692Photos by E. Lin and Tom Casino / Showtime — Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) looked like a winner already today in Friday’s big weigh-in for his bout with WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) on Saturday night on Showtime pay-per-view in Las Vegas, Nevada. Standing in front of a huge 12,200 crowd at the MGM Grand, Mayweather weighed in at 150.5 lbs. to come in at 1.5 pounds under the 152 lb. catch-weight limit.

Canelo looked really thin in weighing in at 152 lbs. Canelo immediately sat down when he first came out, and it almost looked like he was too weak to stand. I thought to myself that maybe the huge amount of water weight that Canelo had taken off had left him so weak that he needed to sit down. It was kind of sad to see because in that moment I realized that Canelo doesn’;t have a chance in a million to win this fight. Canelo is just going to be another Mayweather victim, and suspect he won’t even do as good as Mayweather’s last two opponents Robert Guerrero and Miguel Cotto.

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Matthysse vs. Garcia: The Definition of a 50-50 fight

DSC_4986This Saturday live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena hardcore boxing fans will finally get a chance to have their cake and eat it too. The co-feature matchup between Lucas “The Machine” Mathysse and Danny “Swift” Garcia is the best PPV undercard fight in recent history.

We already know style’s make fights. Neither combatants style is pretty but rest assure this potential bloodbath will have plenty of substance.

Credit is well deserved to everyone responsible for making this 50-50 fight a reality. The stakes are very high at the 140 pound weight class and beyond. The winner in all probability will be “The One” who gets a fight with Floyd Mayweather in either May or September of 2014.

Every since this fight has been made and even months before there has been a tide of support for “The Machine” from Argentina.

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Danny Garcia: I’ll make Matthysse pay

garcia34 DANNY GARCIA has dismissed the chances of him being flattened by KO King Lucas Matthysse this weekend.

The cocky American risks his WBA Super and WBC World Light-Welterweight titles against the Argentinean who has knocked out 32 of his 34 victims at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on Saturday.

It’s the chief support to the potential richest match in history between Floyd Mayweather and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and is televised live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).

Garcia, 25, who has won all 26 professional contests is best known for beating Amir Khan 14 months ago in a big upset.

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Left-Hook Lounge Mailbag: Mayweather/Silva, Canelo, Matthysse vs Garcia, & Cotto/Roach!!!!

Mayweather(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) Carlos H. (San Francisco, CA): On your FaceBook account you stated that Mayweather should “closely analyze” the defeat of Anderson Silva as he prepares for his bout with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. Explain that statement, as I don’t agree.

Vivek W. (ESB): I think too much has been made of my response to this question. My point was that you don’t just wake up one day and receive the consensus vote as one of, if not thee best of all-time in your craft.

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Matthysse not impressed with Danny Garcia

matthysse2001(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) Lucas Matthysse wants to face WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KO’s) next on September 7th, and he’s hoping that Garcia doesn’t continue to duck the fight because he wants to get it over with by beating him and taking his two world titles.

Matthysse isn’t impressed with Garcia’s hand speed or his defensive ability, and he feels it’s going to be easy to land his big shots on him and get out of the way of his slow return shots.

Matthysse said “I hope the fight 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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Lucas Matthysse vs. Danny Garcia: Gogue’s big fight preview

15(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Joseph Herron: After the Argentine sharpshooter’s dominant and impressive performance over the outgunned Mike Dallas Jr. this past Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, most fight fans and boxing scribes are anxious to see an eventual showdown between two of the hardest punchers in the talent enriched 140 pound weight class, Lucas Matthysse versus Danny Garcia.
To wet the pugilistic whistle of the die-hard fight fan, boxing strategist and lifelong trainer James Gogue analyzes this perplexing match-up exclusively for Eastsideboxing.com.

Although many observers of the sport have a hard believing that Garcia’s promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, would be willing to pit their potential superstar against a dangerous fighter like the Argentine veteran, the 30 year fight trainer insists that a super fight between Garcia and Matthysse at Junior Welterweight is unavoidable.

“Despite the cynicism of most fight skeptics, Golden Boy has plans to begin cultivating this fan friendly bout,” explains the experienced fight trainer. “The GBP brass is confident that both fighters will continue knocking out their respective opposition to create an appropriate and dramatic build-up for this super fight at 140 pounds.”

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