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Sulaiman: Garcia vs. Matthysse Could Steal The Show

By Rene Umanzor

Jose Sulaiman, the president of the World Boxing Council (WBC), believes Danny Garcia (26-0, 16KOs) vs. Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32KOs) could steal the show on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Matthysse, the interim title holder, is the mandatory challenger to Garcia's full title. The Showtime PPV is headlined by the anticpated battle between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, who collide for the WBA and WBC junior middleweight titles.

"This fight could steal the show. Garcia can not stay away from Lucas, who always comes forward throwing punches and Danny does not go backwards, boxes well and has speed in his hands. The styles are made for a big fight. It will be a dramatic fight because everyone expects a knockout when Matthysse fights, and he stopped his last six in this fashion. Danny Garcia has a great style and he's been an undefeated champion since beating Erik Morales," Sulaiman said.

"The fight is one of the best of the year. There was pressure [to get it done] from the World Boxing Council, because we can not continue to have interim champions.....fortunately it was signed without problems. We do not have many champions in the same division, there has to be a single champion. The two of them have signed to fight and it's going to be a sensational fight. It will be a great night for the World Boxing Council, I have no doubt."

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RawDawgHasSpokn on 07-25-2013

Everybody knows it will

Comment by ramblingalp on 07-25-2013

Great match-up. I wouldn't bet my lunch money on either Garcia or Matthysse cuz fat guys don't like going hungry. The safest prediction is that it won't go the distance. Looking forward to WWIII.

Comment by flint on 07-25-2013

[quote=pacquiaotard86;13587882]mattheysse vs garcia will end up with somebody brutally beaten after an action packed bout, whilst the main event will end up looking like a world championship staring contest. Just a prediction...?[/quote]pacs last main event had him snoring in the…

Comment by MPX309 on 07-25-2013

True it could go either way, but currently I do favour Matthysse, if that makes any sense.

Comment by Pacquiaotard86 on 07-25-2013

Mattheysse vs garcia will end up with somebody brutally beaten after an action packed bout, whilst the main event will end up looking like a world championship staring contest. Just a prediction...?

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