Danny Garcia on Lucas Matthysse: “I’m going to show the world who the better fighter is. I’m a different kind of animal, and he’s never fought nobody like me before. We’ll see how he reacts when I hit him back.”
Undefeated junior welterweight contender Dierry Jean has signed a co-promotional deal with Golden Boy Promotions, which will likely lead to a mandatory shot at IBF titleholder Lamont Peterson.
RingTV.com polled 34 boxing insiders as to who will win the anticipated junior welterweight showdown between RING champ Danny Garcia and No. 1-rated Lucas Matthysse, which is the co-feature to “The One” pay-per-view event on Saturday. RING junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia meets RING No. 1-rated 140-pounder Lucas Matthysse on Saturday night.
Of the thought of victory over Danny Garcia on Sept. 14, Lucas Matthysse said, “I would be on top of the world.”
RING junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia says of No. 1-rated Lucas Matthysse, who challenges him on Sept. 14: “If he’s not careful, he’s gonna get hurt.”
The Sept. 14 Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight highlights a huge fall lineup for Golden Boy, with another pay-per-view event to follow on Nov. 9.
Heavyweight Seth Mitchell on his pending showdown with veteran Chris Arreola: “I think that the only chance that he does have to beat me is to be the bull and that’s what I expect.”
THE RING’s No. 1-rated junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse will attempt to score his seventh consecutive knockout against RING champion Danny Garcia. Matthysse says Garcia’s father and trainer, Angel, will have to save his son.
“I don’t think that he’s done at all,” trainer Tony Morgan said of the future of his former fighter Andre Berto, who was knocked out by Jesus Soto Karass on Saturday. “Sometimes, a fighter has to ask himself is it the man in your corner or the man in the mirror?”
Lucas Matthysse, who faces Danny Garcia on Sept. 14, says THE RING 140-pound champ is “just a brawler… not a boxer.” The No. 1-rated junior welterweight adds “I don’t see anything special about (Garcia)… I can handle his power.”
THE RING’s No. 1-rated junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse wants Argentine countryman Marcos Maidana to hand Adrien Broner his first loss. Matthysse added that he might one day face Maidana, an amateur rival, if and when he moves to the 147-pound division.
RING junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia will have “the easiest fight” of his career against Lucas Matthysse, who will last “four or five rounds,” according Garcia’s father and trainer, Angel Garcia.
RING 140-pound champion Danny Garcia will put his unbeaten record on the line against Lucas Matthysse, winner of six straight fights by knockout, on the Sept. 14 Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Canelo Alvarez card.
Adrien Broner’s trainer Mike Stafford plans to “unleash” a “more vicious” version of the WBC lightweight beltholder on Paulie Malignaggi, who Broner challenges for the WBA welterweight title on July 22.
There was a lot of action this past weekend but despite a few high-profile fights not much significant movement in THE RING’s divisional ratings apart from at cruiserweight, where inactive Guillermo Jones re-entered after his 11th-round KO of Denis Lebedev.