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Peterson: Garcia's Style Better For Me Than Matthysse

by David P. Greisman

Now that Lamont Peterson has bounced back from his knockout loss to Lucas Matthysse, he wants to face the guy who beat Matthysse last year — Danny Garcia.

“He’s considered to be the No. 1 guy, and rightfully so,” Peterson told reporters after defeating Dierry Jean by unanimous decision on Saturday. “And I do want to be considered the best 140-pounder out there before I leave the weight class. I do want to move up to welterweight pretty soon. The sooner the better.”

Though Matthysse beat Peterson, and Garcia beat Matthysse, Peterson feels that he could defeat Garcia because of the old maxim of styles making fights.

“I said to a lot of people before I fought Matthysse that Matthysse would be a harder fight for me than Danny,” Peterson said. “Not saying that Matthysse was better than Danny or Danny was better than Matthysse. Stylistically I know — I’ve been boxing for 20 years, I know where my style fits best. I think with Danny it fits better than Matthysse.”

Peterson spoke highly of Garcia when asked about the lineal 140-pound champion’s strengths and weaknesses.

“I think the thing that he does well is he don’t do anything wrong,” Peterson said. “He really doesn’t have any weakness. He takes a good punch and he can give a good punch. He’s just an all-around solid fighter. I just have to be better than him at the things that he do.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by thatdudespits on 01-27-2014

[QUOTE=fighter86;14172784]This would be a fight that Garcia would need a KO ,he wont get a decision his jab would do a lot of damage textremelyy keeping that left hook out of reach. Tough fight for both.[/QUOTE] Lamont likes to fight…

Comment by nycsmooth on 01-27-2014

Danny would dominate...Peterson gets hit far 2 much to have a chance...

Comment by john_uphold on 01-27-2014

[QUOTE=H.B.Viper;14174436]As I stated before. Besides his victories over Mat. & "Kid Candle" who has Swift been in the ring with??? Name a current p4p champ that Swift has fought? Has he fought anyone even close to Tim Bradley? the only…

Comment by john_uphold on 01-27-2014

I see Garcia stopping Peterson dead in his tracks if and when this fight is made.

Comment by dc3383 on 01-27-2014

I agree with him I'm not picking him to win; but he has a cold chin early so he was all wrong for puncher like Lucas. He gives Danny a hell of a fight for 12 rds.

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