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Is Danny Garcia Ducking Lucas Matthysse?
WBC interim light welterweight champion matthysse (32-2, 30 KO’s) will be fighting lightweight hank lundy (22-2-1, 11 KO’s) on the undercard of the alexander vs. brook on jan 19 in LA. this fight is seen as a warm up for matthysse considering lundy is on a 2 fight losing streak.
according to an online poll conducted by the ring magazine, 27% of 3,855 fans wants garcia to fight matthysse in a sure barn burner, while 45% voted brandon rios as the top opponent for garcia.
hypothetically speaking, once garcia disposes of judah on feb 9, the next big fight is garcia vs. matthysse and should be done sometime july 2013. matthysse is the mandatory challenger to garcia's WBC belt and both are promoted by golden boy, so there is no reason for this fight not to get made. if GBP won't make this fight, it's because garcia (more like al haymon) is cherry picking his opponents and intentionally passing over legit competition. i'll boycott garcia's next fight if it's not matthysse.