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Matthysse: After This Fight, I Want Danny Garcia Next!

By Edward Chaykovsky

The Saturday night at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Argentinian puncher Lucas Matthysse (35-3, 33 KOs) will square off with Mexico’s undefeated Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (31-0-1, 24 KOs) in a twelve round bout for Ortiz’s WBC silver super lightweight title. The fight will be the co-featured attraction of a Showtime televised tripleheader.

Mattysse returned earlier this year, winning a very tough fight with John Molina. It was the first return for Matthysse since losing a twelve round decision to Danny Garcia last September. Matthysse went down twice against Molina, before scoring three knockdowns of his own for a TKO in the eleventh.

“I think I’m a better fighter than I was when I fought Garcia," Matthysse said. "[Going down against Molina], those things happen in boxing.  You can be a great champion, but sometimes you go against someone with a lot of power.  You just get up and brush it off, and that’s what I did.  I brushed it off and got the win." 

Matthysse says Ortiz will be another tough encounter. If he wins, Matthysse wants a rematch with Garcia next.

“We’re expecting a very tough.  He’s a Mexican like all the Mexican warriors.  We’re expecting a good fight," Matthysse said. “After I win this I want Danny Garcia.  If he’s too scared of me, I’ll have to find someone else to fight for a world title."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LoadedWraps on 09-05-2014

Danny paper champ gets stopped in 3 rounds, take it to the bank.

Comment by JaguaresMx on 09-05-2014

[QUOTE=PR13;14911269]Scared? Did Matthysse forget he got whooped by Garcia?:smashfrea[/QUOTE] listen, I got no issue admitting the obvious, Garcia won and he doesn't need to rematch Lucas because although the fight was close, it wasn't controversial. With all that, BOTH got…

Comment by whitealltrac on 09-05-2014

[QUOTE=Dean_Razorback;14912114]how he looked? good, he KO'd his opponent with authority[/QUOTE] Not without getting decked twice by a 135 pounder!! He won yes, but his chin now is in real question! Pray this unknown guy he is fighting doesn't ko him…

Comment by mathed on 09-04-2014

[QUOTE=PR13;14911269]Scared? Did Matthysse forget he got whooped by Garcia?:smashfrea[/QUOTE] Please man.....Matthysse was up and cruising to a KO before the eye and then he started gaining momentum late in the fight. Danny knows he escaped and he doesn't want to…

Comment by 5burowz on 09-04-2014

Danny won't go near him.

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