By Bill Emes
Respected trainer Naazim Richardson doesn't expect WBA/WBC junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia (25-0, 16KOs) to have a problem with the movement of Zab Judah (42-7, 29KOs). The fight is being targeted for January 19th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Experts have wondered how Garcia would deal with a mover like Juday.
"There is growth, Danny is maturing as a man. He is growing up. In growing up he is asking himself the same questions that you're asking now. And he and his pop are working on that now [to deal with movement]. And by the time those fights come around, this guy will already be prepared. How would a mover do against Danny? We have to ask that question too. He is still growing at 140, but I I think his super fights will be at 147," Naazim told BoxingScene.com.
Another fighter who wants to fight Garcia in the future is the feared puncher Lucas Matthysse (32-2, 30KOs) of Argentina.
"Tough fight for both of them. I think Danny's boxing skills are little bit better than Matthysse. But, Mattyhsse is one of the few guys that Danny would face as a champion that might be able to take some of [his punches] too. I think he can take it better than [Amir] Khan or [Erik] Morales can, and he can give it back too. Danny is not going away quietly...no matter what happens. If you can get on the scale and make 140, and Danny gets on the scale and makes 140 - you got a problem. No matter who you are, you got a problem," Naazim said.
Tags: Lucas Matthysse , Naazim Richardson , Zab Judah , Danny Garcia