Originally Posted by Earl Hickey
I predict a savage ending that may even put us off boxing for a few days.
Something like garcia getting ktfo but being propped up against the ropes, the ref not noticing for a while and Matthyse landing brutal bombs on the unconcious cadaver of Garcia, while Angel looks on in horror.
The outcome of this fight is inevitable, but can be prolonged if Danny plays his cards right.
If he sticks to a boxing game plan I can see him making it to the 6th or 7th round while sustaining a serious beating. But if he gets caught up in trying to 'out-macho'
Matthysse by trading with him then he's going to be put to sleep rather quickly and in emphatic fashion.
Matthysse is just a better fighter all around than Danny is : He hits much harder, his defense is tighter, his punches are cleaner, he cuts off the ring better, and he's a far more destructive finisher.
That said, I'll believe this fight when I see it. I don't think there's any way in hell Angel Garcia lets his precious son get in the ring with a savage like Matthysse and put his undefeated record on the line unless it's his last resort.
I think Garcia would move up to 147 first.