Garcia-Matthysse Could Be in Washington, D.C., on 9/7

by David P. Greisman

The anticipated fight between junior welterweights Danny Garcia and Lucas Matthysse could possibly be at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 7, according to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer.

“That’s the fight we want to do. That’s the fight [that] fight fans want to see,” Schaefer said, speaking at the post-fight press conference this past Saturday following Matthysse’s win over Lamont Peterson.

The reason the fight would be in D.C. and not at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn — where his past two bouts have been — is because the venue is booked, according to the promoter. Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, where Matthysse-Peterson took place, also isn’t available.

Though both Garcia and Matthysse are with adviser Al Haymon, Schaefer does not see any difficulty with making the bout happen.

“I think it’s going to be easier, not more difficult,” Schaefer said. “Absolutely no problem, because Al Haymon is a fan of the sport as well. He wants to see the best fight the best.”

The co-feature bout could be a match between Lamont Peterson and Zab Judah, according to what Schaefer told Dan Rafael of

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pr23 on 05-22-2013

Hope it's in dc

Comment by JRB123 on 05-22-2013

[QUOTE=NatiKid;13402398]ya that makes sense thats probably exactly whats going on[/QUOTE] Judah/Peterson is the only other possibility that will make it possible in DC...Depends if Judah wants to work with GBP again after what he went through before fighting Garcia

Comment by Cinci Champ on 05-21-2013

[QUOTE=crold1;13390260]If Pete-Judah is on the card, it sells better than in Vegas by miles. DC can draw from NY (just a mild train ride) and has a huge Philly contingent and easy train access. The Phillies used to outdraw the…

Comment by JRB123 on 05-21-2013

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;13399068]I like your reply better... :lol1: [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE] Okay why would you have issues with a Garcia/Peterson bout in the Verizon Center? The main issue of having a Garcia/Matthysse fight in DC is the…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 05-20-2013

[quote=Dominicano Soy] Quote: Originally Posted by JRB123 I mean why not? That fight on Saturday was a 141 pound limit fight, not 140 so no belt was on the line... GBP should make Peterson/Garcia and Khan/Matthysse a doubleheader in the…

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