Matthysse: I'll End Garcia's Run, Cash Mayweather Ticket

By Rene Umanzor

Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32KOs), the interim-junior welterweight champion of the World Boxing Council ( WBC ), has two objectives in view - to become the best pound for pound in the world and steal the night on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas . Matthysse will challenger full WBC/WBA champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16KOs) on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez undercard. Matthysse hopes that a victor over Garcia will land him the opportunity to fight Mayweather next.

"I'm the best in the division and I can prove it by winning this fight. I'm looking to be the best pound for pound in the world. I have no doubt that I can end his undefeated run. I feel physically and mentally prepared. I know he's a good fighter, but I am confident that I will overcome him. He's had good fights, but I've fought many good opponents. Hopefully I can win by knockout and get the best win of the evening," Matthysse said.

"This is the fight that I was waiting a long time and I am very happy that it has been made. I know that the winner could be the next opponent for Mayweather and that motivates me. I would love to fight Floyd, but first I have to win the fight against Garcia and the winner will possibly get that ticket."

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 08-23-2013

[quote=FromBA] Quote: Originally Posted by TLC8 Garcia is really going to get lit up in this fight. And if Mayweather gets on his bicycle and runs long enough to get a decision over Canelo, Mayweather would never sign to fight…

Comment by MDPopescu on 08-23-2013

[QUOTE=JDezi4;13674661]Watch the first round of the Peterson, he was on the backfoot the whole first round, but Matthysse still won the round... If u gave it to Peterson, that's alright I guess, but in the end, Matthysse was right there…

Comment by JDezi4 on 08-23-2013

[QUOTE=harwri008;13673597]I think most people are basing their predictions on how easy Matthysse took care of Dallas and Peterson. Mike Dallas is a bum who had wins against other bums. Peterson is a better boxer and I expected him do better…

Comment by Fury_de_Fury on 08-23-2013

One of two results are possible: one fighter will be in the dirt, or one fighter will be shattered two pieces. (courtesy Fight Beat Box).

Comment by HarvardBlue on 08-22-2013

I think most people are basing their predictions on how easy Matthysse took care of Dallas and Peterson. Mike Dallas is a bum who had wins against other bums. Peterson is a better boxer and I expected him do better…

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