By Luis Sandoval
While the world will have to wait 3 more months to see Danny Garcia vs. Zab Judah which was postponed due to a rib injury suffered by Garcia in training camp, one fight they can’t wait to see is Garcia take on Argentine Lucas Matthysse.
Matthysse had a spectacular first round knockout this past Saturday over Mike Dallas and he continues to prove to be one of the best and dangerous fighters in the 140 pound division. He also holds the interim WBC Junior Welterweight title and a fight between him and Danny Garcia has been mandated to take place this year by the WBC as Garcia holds the full championship.
Some boxing fans have already began saying that Garcia wants no part of Matthysse and are clamoring for the fight to take place should Garcia defeat Judah April 27th. Garcia was on the most recent edition of BoxingScene’s official radio show - "The Boxing Lab" - and was asked what his thoughts were on people thinking he is ducking Matthysse and if he’d be willing to take that fight.
“I've never ducked anybody. I never got a phone call saying 'Hey, you're fighting Lucas Matthysse' and I said no. I've never got a phone call saying to fight Lucas Matthysse. If the phone rings and they say Lucas Matthysse is your next fight then we’ll fight. I've never ducked nobody” said the Philadelphia native.
Garcia watched the destruction of Dallas at the hands of Matthysse and was asked what his thoughts were on his performance. While Danny shared his thoughts on the fight, he also mentioned an interesting point regarding people’s opinions of his and Matthysse’s accomplishments.
“I mean he did what he had to do. I thought Mike Dallas was going to do a little bit better but it’s a different level when you're in there and I guess he wasn’t able to adapt. But it's crazy because like I tell people; he knocked Mike Dallas out and people are looking at him like he's the greatest thing in the world in the 140 pound division that ever happened. But I knocked Amir Khan out who was the best 140 pounder in the division and they say I'm lucky. I don't get it, like, these people say I ducked that [other] dude [Ajose Olusegun] and then Matthysse knocks him out and then they say he wasn't ready for that. I'm like you got to make your mind up. I don't duck nobody. So whoever it is they put in front of me, my job is to win” Garcia would tell The Boxing Lab.
Garcia is currently recovering from his injury and says he will be more than ready to go April 27th and defend his title.
You can listen to Danny Garcia’s interview in its entirety by listening to The Boxing Lab pocast: http://tobtr.com/s/4203385
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