Originally Posted by PBP
I don't think it will. Broner will have 2-3 more fights at 135. Burns, Abril/Boegere and maybe a mini-megafight with Gamboa. We're talking all of 2013 and worst case early 2014. So its not happening next year.
Then let's say he moves up to 140. We're in 2014 now. He's not going to fight Matthysse if a title is not on the line. So either Matthysse will have to be a title holder by that time, and that's assuming that he hasn't already moved up to 147 by that time.
That fight is just so far away from happening and depends on several scenarios that can take place over the next 2-3 years.
Damn, that is a long way. 140 might be ripe for the picking once Broner decides to move up. I definitely agree that Matts needs a title around his waist. I think beating Garcia would make him the 140lb kingpin, and it seems like Broner will only be fighting the top guys like Mayweather. I think Broner will stay @135 until Garcia loses the belt.