Matthysse: If I'm Not Next, Then Danny Garcia is Ducking

By Ryan Burton

The WBC recently ordered their junior welterweight champion, Danny Garcia (25-0, 16KOs), to face the interim-champion Lucas Matthysse (32-2, 30KOs) before the end of the year. Matthysse appeared on this week's edition of The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene's official audio show and said that is the fight that he has been targeting.

"That is the fight I want.  It is a fight I have been asking for, for a long time. Hopefully the promoters can get together and make it happen," Matthysse said.

There has been talk of a rematch between Garcia and Amir Khan possibly taking place in the fall. Garcia knocked Khan out in four rounds this past July.  Matthysse said that if Garcia doesn't face him after his February 9th fight against former champion Zab Judah, then it will be clear the Philadelphia based fighter is avoiding him. 

"He knows that he has to fight me.  If he doesn't fight me after Judah and fights Khan or anyone else then yes he would be ducking me.  There is no other way about it.  Hopefully that doesn't happen though and he fights me," Matthysse told The Boxing Lab.

Regardless of what Garcia decides to do, the Argentine fighter plans on campaigning in the junior welterweight division for the foreseeable future. 

"I don't plan on moving up anytime soon.  I want to fight the top guys at 140 before I move up in weight," Matthysse revealed.

Matthysse face Mike Dallas Saturday night on Showtime.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here:

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hhwff3000 on 01-24-2013

[QUOTE=Even Money;12946554]You can write 20 more walls of text and still be nowhere near proving zab Judah is a legitimate opponent. Especially after his last fight was with Erik morales. Clause or not. Who's he gonna fight next? Mayorga? Mosley?…

Comment by Boxing1706 on 01-24-2013

[QUOTE=Alpha & Omega;12947371]Lucas is the MAN. He should be 34-0 without a doubt. He has dynamite in his fists and never stops coming at you. I am not sure who would win the Garcia/Lucas fight but I would love to…

Comment by rey guey on 01-23-2013

[QUOTE=thatdudespits;12945859]I cant see how people can say Garcia is ducking Matthysse... Im sure the fight will happen... unfortunately Amir "give me another chance" Khan is holding too many chips in his pocket... Its obvious GBP is pushing for Garcia-Khan II…

Comment by puga on 01-23-2013

[QUOTE=Body Movin';12947261]garcia will milk khan first in a rematch before lucas can get his chance. 99% sure that's what's gonna happen if garcia gets past judah.[/QUOTE] yeah , this is what i see happenning too ... mathysse is just too…

Comment by Alpha & Omega on 01-23-2013

Lucas is the MAN. He should be 34-0 without a doubt. He has dynamite in his fists and never stops coming at you. I am not sure who would win the Garcia/Lucas fight but I would love to see it.…

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