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Matthysse's Trainer: If No Bad Eye, We Would KO Garcia

By Elisinio Castillo

Trainer Luis "Cuty" Barrera is confident his boxer, Lucas Matthysse (34-3, 32KOs), would have scored a knockout over Danny Garcia (27-0, 16KOs) if his right eye wasn't damaged in the sixth round.

On September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Matthysse was ahead 58-56 on the scorecards after six, but during that sixth round is when Garcia landed a good punch that practically closed Matthysse's eye. The entire fight changed from that point forward, and Garcia fought his way to a twelve round unanimous decision to retain his WBC/WBA junior welterweight titles.

Even with the eye injury, Barrera thought his boxer did enough to win a decision.

"Personally I thought we won by two or three points. If not for the eye, Lucas would have won by KO. I believe we only lost the fourth, seventh, eighth and tenth rounds. When Lucas came to my corner I told him 'stay calm, they are not going to rob us, I'm sure that we won by one or two points.' But that's not what happened," Barrera said.

A rematch with Garcia is not likely. The Philidelphia boxer is exploring a move to the welterweight division.

"I think Garcia is moving up and the [WBC] title will become vacant again. We'll fight [for the vacant belt], against Amir Khan or anybody else. We are always going to be near the top. Lucas assured me that he will become a 140-pound champion," Barrera said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BrushMyHair. on 09-24-2013

Enough excuses. Garcia won, he is better than Lucas. Danny Garcia and Angel Garcia are there to stay. Deal With It!!

Comment by GRUSTLER on 09-24-2013

[QUOTE=Frank Ducketts;13777053]I don't get your response to his post. Are you bothered by what he said about Matthysse's cry baby fans? Grus is only referring to the cry baby fans.[/QUOTE] I don't know what he was tripping about but most…

Comment by JAB5239 on 09-23-2013

[COLOR="Navy"]Matthysse has always been a warrior, to bad his trainer is making him look like an excuse maker. Bottom line, Garcia was the superior fighter.[/COLOR]

Comment by KeepItObjective on 09-23-2013

Back from banned camp to see that JSFD26 is alive which is good to hear. I imagine he definitely cried as Matthysse got his ass beat :lol1:

Comment by GRUSTLER on 09-23-2013

[QUOTE=joesaiditstrue;13777044]it would help if you knew what you were talking about, instead you're constantly making people throw up in their mouth every time you post lol :bottle:[/QUOTE] What's the matter? Did I hurt your feelings? Truth hurts.... Now go eat…

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