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Schaefer: Garcia-Matthysse Set For Mayweather-Canelo

By Rick Reeno

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has officially announced that a deal has been finalized for WBC/WBA junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16KOs) to defend his titles against mandatory challenger Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32KOs) on the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul Alvarez Showtime pay-per-view on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"The One just got even bigger. Floyd wanted to make the biggest pay-per-view possible," Schaefer said. "We didn't have to make this fight. The tickets are already sold out. We want to give a big thank you to the fight fans. This is the most expensive fight ever to get put on as [co-feature] on a pay-per-view. This is one of the most anticipated fights in the sport. It would have been much easier to put this on a separate date and more lucrative for us as a promoter, but this was done for the fans."

There will be a multi-city press tour to promote Garcia-Matthysse, which is going to include stops in New York City, Puerto Rico and Los Angeles. There will be an announcement next week on the press tour dates.

Both fighters are represented by powerful adviser Al Haymon.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Grimgash on 07-27-2013

[QUOTE=shadowboxer416;13595871]Far i remember Mayweather is not even his own boss anymore and he has to do what is told to what's best for everybody. And his little mind games may offend others and all, but know he's under contract and…

Comment by shadowboxer416 on 07-27-2013

Far i remember Mayweather is not even his own boss anymore and he has to do what is told to what's best for everybody. And his little mind games may offend others and all, but know he's under contract and…

Comment by mjkirby on 07-19-2013

I havnt paid for a PPV in years, I allways stream them online but for this one I dont want any pauses or lagging to spoil the fights so I will be happily paying my cash this time.

Comment by Mike_R on 07-19-2013

I don't see any way for Garcia to beat Lucas. He will have to box the best he ever has and not trade at all. Garcia has to show up with an entirely different identity to win I think. I…

Comment by batista84 on 07-19-2013

This is a must buy for any boxer fan, you kidding me? Canelo vs Mayweather, and now Matthysse vs Garcia? dude I'm deffinitely buying this thing, cant wait till Sep 14. a memorable boxing night.

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