by Ernest Gabion
Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya has no issue matching WBA/WBC junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia against his mandatory challenger Lucas Matthysse. Golden Boy has a plan for an internal junior welterweight tournament. On April 27th, Garcia will defend his titles against former champion Zab Judah at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The winner of the match is reportedly going to face the winner of the May 18th battle between Matthysse and IBF champion Lamont Peterson.
De La Hoya says matching the two winners is still the plan for 2013, and he doesn't have a problem making a Garcia-Matthysse match if both fighters win in the coming weeks. The overall winner between the two fights is going to face Amir Khan, who also returns on April 27th but in Sheffield against Julio Diaz.
"On the 27th [of April], you have Amir Khan against Julio Diaz and Danny Garcia facing Zab Judah. Everything leads to that unification. Everything leads to something. Everything leads to that big prize. Maybe you're going to have Lucas Matthysse against Danny Garcia. Maybe you're going to have Judah against Lucas Matthysse in the rematch. Who knows. It all depends on them inside the ring. All they have to do is fight hard," De La Hoya told BoxingScene.com.
"A lot of people say that we're never going to put in Lucas Matthysse against Danny Garcia....well, they have to win and then they'll fight. We're just looking to do the best fights. Danny Garcia wants to be the best and to be the best you have to fight the best. That's my motto and that's my motto for years."