Lucas Matthysse spoke to TYC Sport on Monday about losing a unanimous decision this past weekend to unified junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Initially, Matthysse (34-3-0-1, 32 KOs) looked solid and was handling the 25-year-old Garcia (27-0, 16 KOs).
However, “Swift Danny” closed Matthysse’s right eye in the seventh round and the tough Argentinean was unable to rally from the wound.
“Now I will rest and recover,” said Matthysse, 30, who suffered a small orbital fracture and was floored during the scrap. “I have to wait for the rematch against Danny García who has already spoken of it, and hopefully it’s soon. Important fights in the United States will come because I left a good impression.”
Garcia consistently landed powerful left hooks and punished Matthysse over the final five rounds of action.
Although bruised and battered, “The Machine” continued to throw fists and showed great testicular fortitude against the native Philadelphian.
Despite losing for the first time in six contests, Matthysse did leave “a good impression.”
Unfortunately for the Argentinean, the underrated Garcia seems destined to meet the legendary Floyd Mayweather in the springtime.
Rather than immediately plotting a rematch against Danny Garcia, Lucas Matthysse simply needs to “rest and recover.”