It’s official! TBRB rank number one light welterweight Lucas Martin Matthysse will face Danny “Swift” Garcia, TBRB rank number two on September 14, 2013 as co-main event for Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight card billed “The One” at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA according to Golden Boy Promotion press release on Thursday July 18, 2013.
The appearance of Matthysse vs. Garcia as co-main event on Mayweather-Canelo fight will make the whole fight card more than worthy of boxing fans hard-earn bucks. These are two of this year’s most anticipated fight to be showcased on the same night. Mayweather, Canelo, Matthysse and Garcia were ranked at either number one or two in their respective division. The boxing fans are the obvious winner.
Let’s take a look at Lucas Matthysse 34-2 (KO 32), resume.
Lucas Matthysse came from a very impressive win against Lamont Peterson on May 18, 2013. He knocked out Peterson in just three rounds. Peterson was on top of his game during the fight that came out from a spectacular win against Kendall Holt and Amir Khan–both ranked inside top five in this talent-packed light welterweight division. But Matthysse handled Peterson with ease. Note that Matthysse 32 wins out of 34 came by way of stoppage–a whopping 87 percent KO ratio. His hands were loaded with ammunition having high percentage stopping power.
Here take a look at Lucas Matthysse’s highlights.
Now, let’s take a look at Danny Garcia 26-0 (KO 16) resume.
Danny Garcia is a young and undefeated champion. He is fresh from a unanimous decision win against veteran Zab Judah. Garcia also won two wars against Mexican warrior Erik Morales. And his most impressive win is against Amir Khan that he stopped in just four rounds in July 14, 2012.
Let’s watch some of Danny Garcia’s highlights.
I will not get surprise if Mattyhsse-Garcia will outshine Mayweather-Canelo. I am not saying that I am not a fan of Floyd’s clinical exploits in the ring. But it is just that Matthysse is a scary fighter that would force every bit of the action against a younger Garcia who is also a fighter that will stand his ground for any onslaught an opponent may offer inside the squared circle. This fight is really mouthwatering.
The mega-event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The event can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP).