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: http://tobtr.com/s/4179347
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