Final press conference for Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse, as well as undercard fighters Ishe Smith, Carlos Molina, Ashley Theophane and Pablo Cesar Cano. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
If the initial numbers are to be believed, then the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Saul Alvarez junior middleweight championship match is already a record-breaking boxing event — and is perhaps poised to take down the biggest record of them all.
Lucas Matthysse will step into the ring for the fight of his life 90 years to the day after Argentine hero Luis Angel Firpo, who was then also 30 years old, had his iconic brawl with Jack Dempsey. Don’t expect him to get all misty about it, though.
RingTV’s Alan Massengale interviewed Oscar De La Hoya at the final presser for Abner Mares-Jhonny Gonzalez. The Golden Boy Promotions president spoke about Mares (who reminds him of himself), Leo Santa Cruz, the Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse showdown and “The One” pay-per-view event.
Junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia spoke to sports media at his Philadelphia gym about his anticipated Sept. 14 showdown with vaunted puncher Lucas Matthysse. “He’s got power but I got power too,” he said. “It takes more than power to win a fight. I don’t run but I’m going to be smart.”
Fans express excitement on the Garcia-Matthysse fight being made and added to the Mayweather-Canelo PPV event, ask Dougie’s opinion on various mythical matchups between James Toney and Bernard Hopkins, and sound off on other fights and topics in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Fans who took part in a recent RingTV.com poll asking who would win a 140-pound showdown between RING champ Danny Garcia and No. 1 contender Lucas Matthysse aren’t giving Garcia much of a chance to beat the Argentine power puncher.
No. 1-rated junior welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse addressed the media at the post-fight presser following his third-round KO of Lamont Peterson. Matthysse said he’s now focused on RING champ Danny Garcia and his promoter Richard Schaefer says he’s focused on making that bout for Sept. 7.
Bernard Hopkins spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes after Lucas Matthysse’s third-round KO of Lamont Peterson. Of a potential showdown between Matthysse and RING 140-pound champ Danny Garcia, Hopkins said Garcia has to be “perfect; he’s gotta pitch a no-hitter.”