By: Colin Linneweber
Interim titlist Lucas Matthysse told an Argentinean radio station Saturday he’s “not worried about” unified junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia.
Meeting on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather versus Saul Alvarez bout, Matthysse (34-2-0-1, 32 KOs) will scrap the 25-year-old Garcia (26-0, 16 KOs) on September 14 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Once I start putting my hands on Garcia, I’m positive that he won’t be able to take it,” said Matthysse, 30, who has overwhelmed solid pugilists Vivian Harris, DeMarcus Corley and Humberto Soto. “I have full confidence that I’m going to win. I’m not worried about the referee or the judges, nothing is worrying me.”
The 5-foot-6 Matthysse most recently battered juicehead Lamont Peterson over three brutal rounds in May.
Comparatively, the 5-foot-9 Garcia last vacated the squared circle on April 27 as a unanimous decision victor over Zab Judah.
Somewhat surprisingly, “The Machine” lost via points to the 35-year-old Judah (42-8-0-2, 29 KOs) in November 2010.
Regardless, now triumphant in six consecutive matches, Matthysse is a punishing bruiser with concrete fists.
Although Garcia is skilled, tough and active, the menacing Argentinean will ultimately prove to be too powerful for “Swift Danny.”
Expect Lucas Matthysse to violently knock Danny Garcia onto Queer Street within 10 rounds “to win” this autumn.
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