By Rick Reeno
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has advised BoxingScene.com that WBC/WBA junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia (27-0, 16KOs) is likely going to return in the month of March.
Garcia is coming off one of his most impressive career victories, a twelve round unanimous decision over feared puncher Lucas Matthysse.
Very few lucrative names are left standing at junior welterweight, and Garcia is expected by most to cross over to the welterweight ranks in 2014.
"We are looking at March. Soon I'm going to sit down with Danny and his team, and Al Haymon and we'll discuss what he wants to do.....if he wants to stay at 140 or go up to 147, although I think there is pretty much nobody left at 140..he cleaned the division out," Schaefer told BoxingScene.com.
One possible fight down the line, if both men continue to win, is a potential showdown with WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner (27-0, 22KOs).
Broner is very active with the pre-fight trash-talk, but he might meet his match with Garcia's father/trainer Angel Garcia.
"That would be a mega-fight, that would be a mega-fight. That is one of the fights that people always ask me about," Schaefer said.
Before the year closes out, Broner will defend his title on December 14th against his most dangerous opponent to date - Marcos Maidana (34-3, 31KOs). The fight will headline a Showtime televised quardrupleheader from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
In June, Broner moved up by two weight divisions to capture his third divisional title with close split decision over Paulie Maliganggi. Maidana, by far, a bigger puncher than Malignaggi. Maidana is also a very physical fighter, but lacks the rapid speed that Malignaggi possesses. Because Broner displayed some struggles in his welterweight debut, most people view Maidana as a very live dog in the fight.
"We can't look past Marcos Maidana. He wanted this fight with Broner for such a long time. He is very hungry to win this fight. You are going to see the same hunger with Maidana that you saw when he fought against Victor Ortiz. Before we talk about Danny Garcia, let's see what happens in San Antonio," Schaefer said.Tags: Adrien Broner , Richard Schaefer , Danny Garcia