Advertisement
Advertisement

Danny Garcia on Matthysse-Peterson, Facing Mayweather

By Luis Sandoval

WBC Junior Welterweight champion Danny Garcia is sitting atop the 140 pound division patiently waiting for his next assignment. Garcia is slated to face the winner of the Lamont Peterson-Lucas Matthysse fight taking place this Saturday night as it will serve as the second round of the unofficial 140 pound tourney Golden Boy is putting on.

BoxingScene caught up with Garcia and asked about his thoughts on the upcoming clash between his two potential foes.

“It's going to be a good fight. The fans are going to win that night. It's going to be a good fight. Both fighters are real hungry. Matthysse lost two close fights before when he got a chance at Zab [Judah] for a title. I know he's fighting for the title again so he's going to be hungry. Lamont Peterson had a lot of questions about him with the testing and stuff like that so he's out to show the world that he's the real deal. So anytime you got two young, hungry fighters in there it's going to be a tremendous fight” said Garcia.

While Garcia will have to tangle with one of the two aforementioned champions in the fall, one fighter he has also been mentioned to be a possible opponent for is Floyd Mayweather Jr. Richard Schaefer disclosed in a recent article on BoxingScene that Garcia could be a possible opponent down the line for the reigning pound for pound king.
Garcia has recently made comments that a move to 147 could be soon and he was asked about his thoughts concerning a Mayweather fight.

“Oh man, see, this is what I was born for. I was born for the spotlight, the big stage. I come to life on the big stage man when the lights turn on. So if that was to ever happen I'd be excited and I'd be happy and just grind it out” said Garcia.

There still appears work to be done for Garcia before he can reach that next level but he plans to continue winning in 2013 to get closer to that goal.

“You're going to continue to see domination. Dominate my opponents with skill, speed, and power and most of all being smart”.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to BoxingScene Radio, Boxingscene’s official audio show every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cinci Champ on 05-15-2013

[QUOTE=Gera;13363687]Lopez; solid 147 pounder? No offense to Lopez, the kid has heart, but he was down on all the scorecards when Ortiz quit. He shouldn't be at 147. I hope he beats Maidana but the odds are against him. Idk…

Comment by Cinci Champ on 05-15-2013

[QUOTE=marvin douglas;13363177]Floyd vs. Khan is [U]not [/U]PPV worthy.[/QUOTE] agreed but the number of buys would say different for sure

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 05-15-2013

[quote=PRBOXINGCOTTO] I give Garcia a good chance to beat Floyd that [b]power alone can put Floyd in trouble[/b] [/quote] Certified troll. Lmao [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by matt73uk on 05-15-2013

I don't give Garcia much of a chance against Floyd. Think back to the Khan fight. Before Amir got caught with the big hook in round 4, he was completely outclassing Garcia with quick jabs, movement and speed. If he…

Comment by Corelone on 05-14-2013

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;13365251]I give Garcia a good chance to beat Floyd that power alone can put Floyd in trouble[/QUOTE] You make sense until one of your favorites gets involved (PR fighters), so it's not news how you feel, but overlooking that. Danny…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (30)
Top Headlines Frank Warren: Kell Brook Wanted No Part of Liam Smith Hearn: Ricky Burns' Last Chance To Win Gold, a 50-50 Fight Tony Bellew Smiles: I Was Always a Rebellious Little F***er! Hearn Wants Parker To Get UK Exposure To Build Joshua Bout Video: Shane Mosley Shows Off His Power and Speed at Workout Marquez Injured, Stops Training - But Still Has Eye on Miguel Cotto Barthelemy: I Want To Fight The Likes of Crawford and Broner Dela Torre Injures Right Hand, Admits Improvement is Needed Photos: Orlando Salido Closes Camp For Francisco Vargas War Mosley-Avanesyan: Winner To Receive WBA Title Shot? Parker's Promoter Vows: We'll KO Joshua, Haye, Chisora, Fury! Kauffman Rips Wilder: Took The Easy Way Out, I Beat Arreola's Ass! Jarrell Miller Demolishes Nick Guivas, Dela Torre Struggles in Win Photos: Shane Mosley, David Avanesyan - Face To Face at Weighin Video: Shane Mosley vs. David Avanesyan Official Weighin Photos: Rances Barthelemy Putting in Work For Mickey Bey Defense Chavez Jr. Says Training Pact With Freddie Roach is Stronger Now Donnie Nietes Very Happy With Casimero's World Title Victory Photos/Weights: Miguel Vazquez vs. Erick Bone, More Avanesyan's Coach: Mosley Has Declined, We'll Take Advantage Hearn: I Told Loeffler, Eubank Will Sign For Golovkin Right Now Teddy Atlas: McGregor Needs 5 Years of Training For Mayweather Povetkin's Promoter: WBC's Investigation Will Take a Few Months Casimero: I Can Drop Chocolatito Just Like I Dropped Ruenroeng! Video: Shane Mosley vs. Cruiserweight Dimar Ortuz - Sparring Eddie Hearn Believes Ricky Burns is Still The Same Fighter Whyte Says Chisora Punked Out, Backed Down From Challenge WBC Prez Applauds Pacquiao For Turning Back on Olympic Offer Haye vs. Gjergjaj Peaked at 2.5 Million Viewers For Channel Dave Hearn: Everton Event Will Be Great For Community WBO Purse Bid Ordered for Glowacki vs. Usyk Jarrell Miller Rips Joshua, Fury, Luis Ortiz, Parker, Andy Ruiz Too Joel Diaz: Bradley Had No Game Plan, Looked Lost and Confused Eubank Jr: Golovkin is Slow, Easy To Hit - His Power Can't Beat Me! Makabu Confident: Tony Bellew Has NOTHING Special For Me Frank Warren Slams David Haye's Recent Win, Briggs Fight Micki Nielsen Vows To Win Entire 'Super 4' Tournament Fury's Coach: Parker is a Very Serious Test For Anthony Joshua Steven Lewis Aims To Make Statement on Echo Arena Card Radmir Akhmediyev, Pablo Cruz Get Big Wins in Houston
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement