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Matthysse: I'm Sure That Knockout Scared Danny Garcia

By Ryan Burton

LAS VEGAS, NV - Throughout fight week WBC interim-junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse insisted his focus was on beating Mike Dallas and he did so in emphatic fashion, finishing Dallas out with a highlight reel one punch knockout in the first round.

All week long members of the media asked Matthysse who he wanted to face after the Dallas fight. The name he kept mentioned was the full WBC champion Danny Garcia who faces Zab Judah on February 9th, although Garcia is rumored to have suffered a training injury and reportedly plans to withdraw from the contest.

After the fight Matthysse reiterated his desire to face Garcia.

"Well I did my part by beating Dallas now Garcia has to beat Judah.  If that happens hopefully he will fight me next," Matthysse stated.

I brought a smile to Matthysse's face when I asked him if he thought his emphatic knockout might have hurt his chances in securing a fight against Garcia.

"I know he saw the knockout and I'm sure it scared him. If he wants to be the best he needs to fight me," Matthysse told BoxingScene.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mike_R on 01-07-2016

I think Garcia has a tendency to fight to the level of his opponent. He struggles with guys you wouldn't think he should struggle against, and then when it's time to fight killers he becomes the killer himself that you…

Comment by Motofan on 01-07-2016

Man did I ever call this one wrong. I thought Lucas would mow right through Danny. Turns out Danny can handle guys without speed and slickness pretty well.

Comment by GriffTannen on 01-07-2016

Biggest nsb hype job ever

Comment by therealpugilist on 01-07-2016

Nice bump...the hype for the machine was very high around this time I picked Garcia to win, taking nothing away from Matthyssee but the first fight I saw of him life was vs Judah....I knew he would be a good…

Comment by Daddy T on 01-07-2016

lol we got one thread were some dude is talking about drug testing in the pac may negotiations and now this ...

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