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LOL! First time Sredmond ended up speechless!

Posted August 12, 2013 10:37 am 


Pissedawthetime

Forget Judahs head butt, he’s about to be hit much harder. Danny is a good boxer sure, but deserves KTFO for that T shirt he wears.

Posted August 12, 2013 10:21 am 


TARK

Old Yank says…., “Danny’s skills fit somewhere between Ray Mancini and Ricky Hatton.”

Come on… That’s BS… Danny stopped Amir Khan, and outpointed Zab Judah. You are selling him short.

Hatton and Mancini never saw a day in their lives when they could rip a left hook counter like Garcia can. His skill set isn’t filled out yet but he’s much farther along than Mancini or Hatton ever got.

Mancini got insulted if you missed him with a punch, and maybe you missed Hatton-Callazo… Hatton looked like Mr. Pizza face after that fight against a 2nd rate fighter.. The worst hit on Garcia was the massive headbutt from Judah.

Posted August 12, 2013 1:10 am 


Old Yank

Danny is a nice young man — his skills fit somewhere between Ray Mancini and Ricky Hatton. Since this is not the worst place in life to be right now, he’s got a Mancini/Hatton-like chance of using a collection of good but not great skills to beat a man ranked at #7 on the all-time KO list of fighters. Good luck to Danny, but I predict he’s about to meet his Arguello/Pacquiao. Mathysse by KO inside 7!

Posted August 11, 2013 1:48 am 


The El Paso Fight Prophet

Who cares what Danny’s father says or doesn’t say, Danny is a good solid fighter who is undefeated and has shown both skill and power with patience to boot. I am riding with Danny to get the nod UD or tko for Danny Garcia. You all have no faith in Danny Boy, Dont you all remember the karate kid with Daniel Russo, Danny Garcia too has strong root and will show why he is champion on sept 14th.

Posted August 10, 2013 10:34 pm 


sweet-s

Absolutely intriguing fight! Matthysse’s skill level is underrated. If you look at his amateur credentials, it shows he has been collecting experience und shown quality at this level before. For those believing in a UD by Garcia, I don’t see how he is to outwork a busy fighter like the Argentian. Whether the Philly fighter can take a punch is up to September 14. Whether he can absorb punishment the way Ajose did, is also possible, but rather unlikely. Matthysse will use his angles to penetrate Garcia’s defense, that doesn’t seem too solid to me. Can’t see anybody winning, but Matthysse! Most likely a KO in the second half.

Posted August 10, 2013 5:30 pm 


RAY GORDON REID

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Posted August 10, 2013 3:16 pm 


de Lima I.

@Supreme Court

Did I miss something?
As far as I see AB’s name was never mentioned. To answer your question anyway
it goes without saying that I’d give AB the same time!
In my book he’s a talented young boxer but he lacks good footwork. It’s safe to say that he’ll never reach FMJ status. This guy is an exceptional talent. Superior skills, high boxing IQ, very disciplined.
One thing’s for sure AB’s trash talking polarizes fans — a clever strategy. We will see what the future holds for him.

Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.

Posted August 10, 2013 1:06 pm 


RAY GORDON REID

matthysee

Posted August 10, 2013 9:35 am 


Old Yank

Matthysse/Judah was the first time Matthysse met anyone with a name in his career. In addition, it was his first major broadcast bout in his career. The lights, the pressure and more could easily have made him a bit out of sorts — we see it all the time in a fighter’s first big, TV bout. It may have cost him the bout and he may not have been at 100% because of it. Making too much of this bout in looking at Matthysse would be a mistake in my opinion.

Posted August 10, 2013 8:46 am 


Boxingpedia

THis fight reminds me Frazier vs Foreman. An undefeated champion with a great left hook against another undefeated fighter (Matthysse was robbed twice) with an offensive arsenal, underrated boxing skills, a solid chin and great stamina. In others word a better mini version of Foreman and we all know what happened.

Posted August 10, 2013 7:18 am 


The Truth Teller

I’ve seen Mattyse fight a few times now…honestly feel his boxing skills are underrated. He is hittable for sure, but he takes a great shot from what I’ve seen and he damn sure gives worse than he gets. I think it would take an elite level boxer like Floyd to out pount Mattyse and win a decision for Mattyse to lose right now…Garcia is not that guy. He is gonna get KTFO… I don’t see it ending any other way. I hate his classless dad so much that it makes me want to see Garcia get dropped just to shut his father’s big trap

Posted August 9, 2013 10:41 pm 


PEEJ

I’m picking Matthysse by mid round stoppage but in no way is it a for gone conclusion. Danny has a very good chance. And if I’m not mistaken he had Judah hurt more that Mattyhsse did so does that mean he punches harder than Matthysse. He is also facing someone with one punch KO power.

Posted August 9, 2013 9:39 pm 


Koolz

Danny has no chance is starting to show the psychology of one who has fear.

Fear of Lucas! Let’s face it Lucas is a better all around fighter.

After that lucky punch on Khan that messed up his balance Danny hasn’t fought anyone. His last fight if it went one more round he would have been done.

Now he is facing someone that hits really hard, has boxing skills, and is very tough.

He is doomed!

Posted August 9, 2013 9:29 pm 


Old Yank

I think Matthysse ranks #7 on the all-time KO ratio list. As sloid an all-around guy Garcia is (and he is) he facing some serious two-handed power.

Posted August 9, 2013 9:02 pm 


Kid Blast

Cheese cake in Montreal , Angel is as shrewd as a fox. People get pissed off at him. but feel sorry for Danny for having such an imbecile for an old man. Thus, Danny gains in the long run. Negative attention is also diverted from young Garcia to his moronic old man who sucks it up like a vampire slurps blood.

Posted August 9, 2013 8:55 pm 


Bigjeff

As I mentioned before Garcia by TKO Rd 8 and then the Matthyse fans will say it was because of a lucky punch….And Garcia will still be underrated…

Posted August 9, 2013 8:13 pm 


Old Yank

Cheese — Mayweather SENIOR has been known to lose it, but Garcia’s dad not only loses it, but becomes a LOSER while doing it! And best of all (and I mean worst of all), Garcia’s dad does not know when to stop or where any lines are drawn that should not be crossed.

Posted August 9, 2013 4:16 pm 


Cheese cake in Montreal

Don’t know who wins this. I tend to go for Mathysse but Garcia always surprises me. Can anyone be more annoying than Angel Garcia?

Posted August 9, 2013 4:07 pm 


CORRECTAMUNDO

But I don’t care about Underdogs and Favorites. I care about the WINNER.

Posted August 9, 2013 3:52 pm 


CORRECTAMUNDO

I SAID long ago that Matthysse was the most DEVASTATING puncher at 140 and I was CORRECT. Matthysse has game enders on both hands. Garcia has a game ender on ONE hand. SO Mathysse should be the 2-1 favorite.

Posted August 9, 2013 3:50 pm 


RAY GORDON REID

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Posted August 9, 2013 3:48 pm 


Old Yank

Kid Blast — If I fall hard from the end of my limb, I’ll be ready to for the serving! Won’t be the first time! ha, ha, ha!

Posted August 9, 2013 3:45 pm 


BRUCE

SRL WOULD TAKE MAYWEATHER OUT INSIDE 6 ROUNDS.

Posted August 9, 2013 3:34 pm 


Kid Blast

Old Yank, I have some crow on order just in case. Fresh from LA

Posted August 9, 2013 3:21 pm 


gray

emmanuel steward said probably the truest thing about garcia. he isn’t great at any one thing but is good at everything. i think there is a real belief in the guy he has taken on khan, judah morales and now lucas he isnt taking any short cuts and its cause he truely believes he can do it and that makes me think he can pull it off

Posted August 9, 2013 3:20 pm 


Supreme Court

de Lima I.
You wrote:
“SA is only 23 years old and has not yet reached his mental and physical
prime, you have to give this guy some time.”

Why don’t you give Broner the same time?
Are they not the same age?

Posted August 9, 2013 3:05 pm 


Supreme Court

One more thing…
I heard you say along the wise patriach: “never hook with a hooker”
An advice addressed to Garcia…
Isn’t that statement supposed to be reversible… A 2 way statement?
Shouldn’t the same advice apply to Mathysse?

Lastly,
This fight, on a Garcia’s perspective , will be decided by the quality of the game plan.
If garcia has the appropriate game plan, HE WINS!
The ball is on Garcia’s technical team.
Mathyssse is the stronger, but Garcia is the better boxer, plus he’s got good power.
This could and should be Leonard # Hagler, all over again…
Provided Garcia is programmed to use is brain instead of his left hook….

( salut a l’imbecile qui me suit comme une ombre….)

Posted August 9, 2013 3:01 pm 


Pink Willow

it’s funny people are comparing their fights with Judah when Judah at his best was KO’d by a past prime Tszyu in two. I think its a fair assessment considering danny and lucas are power punchers.

Posted August 9, 2013 3:00 pm 


Pink Willow

Anonymous:

Floyd has a solid shot at beating Duran Peak vs. Peak. Floyd was phenominal as well in the lower weights when he was younger.

SRL however, maybe not so much. SRL is a killer. Don’t let that smile fool you.

And no way to Tommy Hearns. And with that, SRL victory over Tommy Hearns is greater than Floyd’s entire career.

Posted August 9, 2013 2:56 pm 


Supreme Court

Old Yank,
First i am pleased to read you again here on ESB…
And you know we don’t often agree; which proves that its not about differing opinions, it is about the use , the objective behind an opinion…
That said, KO ration can be misleading…
A KO ration is an “indicator”, not a “proof”…
Why’s that?
because Ko ratio is a function of power + the quality of KOed opponents.

Wilder has a 100% KO ratio; based on that, can we conclude he’s got more power than Wladimir?
Not necessarily….

Posted August 9, 2013 2:51 pm 


Old Yank

Anonymous — One only need open their eyes and watch Matthysse throw rhghts and especially lefts. Mock his power at your own peril — foolish peril I might add. If Garcia takes his power as foolishly as you do its going to be over inside 30 seconds!

Posted August 9, 2013 2:13 pm 


Old Yank

RAY GORDON REID — HOWDY! And yep, Monzon was a great one. Sucked at how to treat women but shined at how to treat opponents in teh ring.

Posted August 9, 2013 2:09 pm 


RAY GORDON REID

MONZON GALIDENEZ TWO OF ARGENTINA;S BOXERS

Posted August 9, 2013 2:05 pm 


MARK IV

Boxtradamus insane? Come on man, of course he’s insane. The rest of us figured that out long ago.

Posted August 9, 2013 1:56 pm 


Anonymous

Old Yank what the Hell are you smoking? 86% KO ratio against some Bums in Agentina that nobody ever heard of! And don’t give me Lamont Peterson. Peterson was weight drained at the weigh in. Check the video! Mike Dallas Jr took the fight on two weeks notice! Chop Chop Corley was washed up by then! Along with Vivian Harris! This guy is so overated

Posted August 9, 2013 1:50 pm 


Anonymous

Boxtradamous, ARE YOU INSANE? Mayweather Jr. better than Sugar Ray Leonard! Better than Sugar Ray Robinson? Leonard already beat that style when he whooped Floyd Sr’s ass. Floyd’s Uncle Roger even said Sugar Ray Robinson was tha GOAT! Mayweather Jr would not even have been able to beat Thomas Hearns or Duran. All of the MEN that I mentioned would have walked right through Jr.

Posted August 9, 2013 1:41 pm 


RAY GORDON REID

HELLO TOMATO CAN

Posted August 9, 2013 1:39 pm 


RAY GORDON REID

HOWDY OLD YANK

Posted August 9, 2013 1:38 pm 


Old Yank

Anonymous — What the hell are you smoking. Holt’s KO ratio is barely 47%! Indeed if someone was caught taking a nap he could find someone’s chin, but having a punch and using a punch are two different things. Snap out of it…you are dreaming! Matthysse has a punch and knows how to use it — 86% KO ratio baby!

Posted August 9, 2013 1:35 pm 


Anonymous

Kendall Holt was a harder puncher than Lucas. Garcia shook off those bombs like they were nothing! Garcia will walk Lucas down with ease!

Posted August 9, 2013 1:26 pm 


Old Yank

Hildalgo — Some fighters simply don’t know how hard an opponent can punch until they feel it for the first time. Should Garcia seem to be establishing any tempo and rhythm in the early going, it will get tossed out between the ropes once he feels Matthesse for the first time. This is a bout where a tempo and rhythm change or any momentum change that goes against Garcia spells the beginning of the end.

Posted August 9, 2013 11:35 am 


Hidalgo

“Garcia will slaughter this overrated guy,”

Anonymous, Matthysse fought Judah way back in 2010. Garcia got the much more shopworn version of Judah and Judah still put a whopping on him. Even Danny admits that. Besides that, a lot of people thought Matthysse won his fight with Judah. In fact, Matthysse is still considered to be undefeated by many even though his record shows two losses.

Danny is going down for the count. He’s a better boxer than Matthysse, but he’s not a better fighter or a tougher fighter and he doesn’t hit as hard. Lucas is going to win his rightful title. But it will be one helluva bout!

Posted August 9, 2013 10:32 am 


de Lima I.

SA is only 23 years old and has not yet reached his mental and physical
prime, you have to give this guy some time.
I’ve followed SA for quite a while now and he keeps getting better and better.

Posted August 9, 2013 10:07 am 


Old Yank

Sports King has Matthysse as nearly a 3:1 favorite. Since I like dog bets, this is not the one for me because I honestly don’t see Garcia as a live enough dog to reach deep into my green presidents. The odds feel about right to me. Now if fast and furious money were to come in on Matthysee and shift the odds to something stupid like 5 or 6:1 in favor of Matthysse, then I’d likely make a bet on Garcia EVEN THOUGH I expect him to lose. As has been said, “there are too many intangibles”.

Posted August 9, 2013 9:43 am 


Old Yank

By-the-way…I thought the camera catching Danny’s reaction to Matthysse easily finishing Peterson caught a view of Danny in stunned amazement. Camera’s can catch genuine expression or an awkward moment that gives a false impression — so I won’t make too much of it. However, there is little doubt in my mind that Danny was hoping for a Peterson win (perhaps it would have been a bigger money bout) and it made him just a tad uncomfortable over how easy Matthysse made it look.

Posted August 9, 2013 9:36 am 


Old Yank

Kid Blast — Living life out on a limb has it payback in thrills a minute. But your point is well made. I’m not much for hedging my bets when nothing is on the line — I’ve stayed away from betting this one. Danny has enough pop and enough of the Hatton-like, Little Engine that Could, to prove my limb too weak to hold the weight of my hot air. Post-bout analysis often gives a limb-hanger sufficient rope to let himself down easily. We need to see the bout and what transpires and then I’d be happy to fall hard or climb down some rope — let’s see what happens.

Posted August 9, 2013 9:26 am 


BRUCE

AT LAST THE BEST FIGHTING THE BEST. ITS ONLY TAKEN TWENTY YEARS.

Posted August 9, 2013 9:06 am 


Kid Blast

Going pretty far out on that limb? I agree but not to that point because there are too many intangibles. Now then, If Garcia wins, what are you prepared to do?

Posted August 9, 2013 8:57 am 


Old Yank

KO ratios: 61.5% v. 86.5%. Matthysse will KO Garcia. It wont happen because of Garcia’s race. It wont happen because Garcia is hated. It will happen because Garcia is well disciplined in every aspect of the sport but not great at any single aspect. It will happen because he’s proud, confident and willing to exchange lefts. Matthysse is not like Khan who had a nasty habit of stopping to admire his work — Matthysse keeps throwing and from add angles when tagged. Matthysse has a fine ring IQ and will adjust better. Garcia operates in a Hatton-like, Little Engine that Could style — it is great entertainment — it allowed Hatton to get much more out of his fight game than the sum of its parts. Garcia has doen the same thing in his career. But eventually Hatton simply up his competition to levels where opposition does not care much for Little Engines that Can and he got handled quite easily by fighters with skills at a different level. Matthysse is simply at a different level than Garcia (power from BOTH SIDES, feet, defense, angles, stamina and more) and it will begin to show fairly early in the bout.

Posted August 9, 2013 8:38 am 


Old Yank

Tomato Can — Good to see you too old friend!

Posted August 9, 2013 8:23 am 


Anonymous

Garcia will slaughter this overrated guy, except for the last 2 rounds, Garcia did a better job on Judah than Mattysse, Desert Storm was better against Alexander than than Mattysse. Mattysse lost those 2 fights, ass long as Alexander or Judah didn`t ko mattysse, these people were going to say it was a robbery anyway. Garcia is tough mentally and physically, he will prevail.

Posted August 9, 2013 7:54 am 


Olu G. Rotimi

I am picking Matthyse because he is a better fighter, better boxer, better puncher than Garcia.

Posted August 9, 2013 6:49 am 


Hidalgo

“Floyd and Canelo are the most SKILLED Boxers on the card SO that Fight is a SKILL lovers dream. Its the most quality matchup on the card. ” Spare me. Canelo is not more skilled than Matthysse. MOre hyped yes. More popular yes. Getting a bigger fight, yes. More skilled? No. But let’s just say Mayweather/Canelo is the “most quality matchup on the card.” My money says it won’t be the best fight. Not by a long shot.

Posted August 9, 2013 2:11 am 


Farmboxer

Garcia will run like Hell and call it boxing. He will hope that his personal referee and judges will cheat for him. Matthysse is faster than Garcia, hits much harder, better chin, better defense, etc. Garcia will not fight Matthysse, he will run like Hell! Matthysse’s left hook will get there first and his right hand is even more powerful. I expect a good fight, but if Garcia runs like Hell, it will ruin the fight. I saw the fear in Garcia’s eyes when Matthysse stopped Peterson. Garcia picked Peterson to beat Matthysse, but he sure was surprised. Garcia put up a lot of blocks, resisting the fight with Matthysse, butt he got everything he wanted and finally decided to fight Matthysse if he had his personal referee and judges. Garcia is hoping that his referee can help him out and if he can make it to the final round on his feet, Garcia’s judges, well, Garcia’s judges have already filled out their cards.

Posted August 9, 2013 1:50 am 


murderman

This is a true pick em fight. But danny beat zab, lucas didnt. So i guess slight edge to danny. But lucas def has a punchers chance!

Posted August 9, 2013 1:20 am 


elmatador

Funny how angel is saying he’s not scared of matty but the garcia camp has been mighty silent up to this point. Garcia and matty have ko power the difference is matty has better body punching than garcia and i don’t think garcia is a better boxer than matty. Matty outboxed judah and alexander and was the fresher fighter in the later rds unlike garcia that was getting hammered by juadah .

Posted August 9, 2013 1:19 am 


CORRECTAMUNDO

Floyd and Canelo are the most SKILLED Boxers on the card SO that Fight is a SKILL lovers dream. Its the most quality matchup on the card. Its the Ribeye Steak and Matthysse vs Garcia is the A1 sauce.

Posted August 9, 2013 1:09 am 


Hidalgo

“Not to mention the GOAT is on the card. ” There is no GOAT on this fight card. And, the best fight will be Matthysse/Garcia, not Mayweather/Alvarez. Too bad those guys have to take a backseat to your imaginary GOAT.

Posted August 9, 2013 12:48 am 


Hidalgo

“Thank God for Hidalgo’s wisdom.” Nameless, you have absolutely proven yourself as the biggest whiner on these boards. Keep it up. Ensure your legacy. Cry, cry, cry.

Posted August 9, 2013 12:44 am 


Hidalgo

“And then after Danny wins by TKO, the haters will say it came from a lucky punch…you guys are pathetic”

Bigjeff, there may be “haters” who will do that. But I don’t think Danny Garcia has too many haters. He’s a fabulous boxer and a fine champion. But Matthysse is better. Favoring one boxer over another doesn’t make a boxing fan a hater. It just means people have opinions. If Danny does win by TKO it could be from a lucky punch. But with Danny it’s more likely it will be because he is better. But I don’t think he is. That’s all.

I was wondering though. Why do you jump right out accusing people of being Garcia haters? I don’t see any hateful comments about Danny being made. We’re talking boxing dude. This ain’t high school.

Posted August 9, 2013 12:42 am 


Hidalgo

“Floyd is the GOAT. ” What opponent from the Arum stable has Mayweather fought since he broke off from Bob Arum back in 2006? How can Floyd be a GOAT if he isn’t fighting anyone who Arum promotes? Mayweather isn’t fighting all the champions and he’s not fighting all the top contenders. He can’t possibly be the GOAT if he never fights opponents who are promoted by one of the only two major boxing promoters in the business–neither can anyone else unless one of those promoters just doesn’t have anyone worth fighting. Those two promoters are GBP and Top Rank. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is no GOAT because he fights opponents who come from a limited pool of fighters and that pool does not include Bob Arum boxers. Mayweather has been butting heads with only some of the goats in the pen.

Posted August 9, 2013 12:37 am 


nameless

Thank God for Hidalgo’s wisdom.

Posted August 9, 2013 12:14 am 


nameless

Hidalgo, you sure know everything, don’t you?

Posted August 9, 2013 12:12 am 


Bigjeff

And then after Danny wins by TKO, the haters will say it came from a lucky punch…you guys are pathetic

Posted August 9, 2013 12:08 am 


Bigjeff

Danny by 8th Rd TKO.

Posted August 9, 2013 12:06 am 


Hidalgo

“NOPE. GOOD guess though. Floyd would SURELY defeat Robinson not probably.” Then you say this. There’s no way to know what would happen if these two guys met up. Predicting “SURELY” is surely guessing. That’s it.

Posted August 8, 2013 11:51 pm 


Hidalgo

“His left hook is shorter and quicker than Matthysse’s.”

Don’t think so, LikeISeeIt. Matthysse has one of the best-executed left hooks in the business. It’s plenty fast and plenty powerful. Danny has nothing on Lucas in the left hook department.

Posted August 8, 2013 11:49 pm 


Hidalgo

“IF you’ve watched Matthysse’s Fights you should have noticed that he’s changed UP in the last few Fights SO looking at his last 8 Fights as a Group is an ERROR. In his last few he’s going balls to the wall from the opening bell because he’s sick of being ROBBED. He used to be very patient because he assumed that he’s eventually going to catch UP to you. Now he’s not taking that for granted. He’s going after you from round one….Garcia doesn’t want him to DO that and thats why he’s using threats to try to strike some FEAR into Lucas by saying IF he comes after me in the First round he’s going home early….Actually Danny wants to settle IN and try to Box for 12….I can see right through all the smack talk.”

I have to say you’re mostlyy right on this, Correctamundo. Generally speaking Lucas is never hasty, but he appeared to be in his fight with Peterson. He was lunging, extending himself over his left foot, but it paid off. Still, he needs to fight smart. Danny will be there for him to KO. It just might take a little more time.

Posted August 8, 2013 11:48 pm 


LikeISeeIt

He’s going after guys early but that’s not always the way to go. Garcia can bang and likes to time his opponents. His left hook is shorter and quicker than Matthysse’s. I think Matthysse needs intelligent pressure if he wants to win this because too many mistakes will cost him.

Posted August 8, 2013 11:44 pm 


CORRECTAMUNDO

IF you’ve watched Matthysse’s Fights you should have noticed that he’s changed UP in the last few Fights SO looking at his last 8 Fights as a Group is an ERROR. In his last few he’s going balls to the wall from the opening bell because he’s sick of being ROBBED. He used to be very patient because he assumed that he’s eventually going to catch UP to you. Now he’s not taking that for granted. He’s going after you from round one….Garcia doesn’t want him to DO that and thats why he’s using threats to try to strike some FEAR into Lucas by saying IF he comes after me in the First round he’s going home early….Actually Danny wants to settle IN and try to Box for 12….I can see right through all the smack talk.

Posted August 8, 2013 11:23 pm 


CORRECTAMUNDO

NOPE. GOOD guess though. Floyd would SURELY defeat Robinson not probably.

Posted August 8, 2013 11:11 pm 


CORRECTAMUNDO

Boxtra is RIGHT. Floyd is the greatest of all time! He is superior to the 1980s fighters and would probably beat sugar Ray Robinson as well.

Posted August 8, 2013 10:56 pm 


Boxtradamus

I see the groupies are flocking

Posted August 8, 2013 10:54 pm 


LikeISeeIt

This is going to be a really good fight. Garcia’s power is underrated…Maidana landed huge shots on Morales and he didn’t go anywhere yet Garcia hurt him several times before KOing him in just a few short rounds. Matthysses latest KOs make the highlight real but Dallas is not elite, Petersen never had a great beard and Ajose just got beat up by Hank Lundy. He then lost (not really) to Alexander and Judah. So, while I think Matthysse is solid, he’s really KO’d only one good solid fighter in his last 7 or 8 fights (Soto was just too small to compete). Yet Garcia KO’d Morales, did beat Judah convincingly and KO’d Khan (who really beat Petersen). This is pretty much a 50/50 the way I see it. I think if Matthysse comes in to aggressive he will be laid out…he will need to use intelligent pressure and not get careless like he has in the past. Garcia is very good at setting traps (via timing) and has the power to end it.

Posted August 8, 2013 10:54 pm 


Boxtradamus

Floyd is the GOAT. His MODERN skills In training for superior to the Sugar Ray Robinson! He would SCHOOL Sugar Ray Leonard. And don’t get me started on what he would do to Duran and Hearns. Hagler is the only one that MAYBE could possibly challenge him.

Posted August 8, 2013 10:53 pm 


Boxtradamus

Danny will WIN by UD! I also PREDICT Canelo to lose by a small robbery like Castillo first fight. I will ONCE again be the GREATEST fight prophet EVER born!!

Posted August 8, 2013 10:46 pm 


CORRECTAMUNDO

And then Mayweather by stoppage over Matthysse in 2014.

Posted August 8, 2013 10:45 pm 


CORRECTAMUNDO

Matthysse by stoppage and Mayweather by decision.

Posted August 8, 2013 10:45 pm 


CORRECTAMUNDO

Two Ring Magazine Title Fights in one night. You can’t BEAT it. $75 is a STEAL. I’d pay $100 for this kind of card. You’ve got the two BEST 140 lbers + the BEST 147 lber + the BEST 154 lber all on one card. Not to mention the GOAT is on the card. Smith vs Molina should be a GOOD one too. NICE night of Fights.

Posted August 8, 2013 10:12 pm 


BUSTAJAY

BEST FIGHT N MONTHS

Posted August 8, 2013 9:46 pm 


Kid Blast

A rare case of the best vs the best. Good for boxing and good for the fans.

Posted August 8, 2013 9:41 pm 


me

Awesome fight.

Posted August 8, 2013 8:49 pm 


CORRECTAMUNDO

Slugging with Matthysse is a NO NO as POOR Lamont Peterson found out. I think Danny is just talking. He has a Higher Boxing IQ than that.

Posted August 8, 2013 8:41 pm 


te tumbo

I just swallowed Rios jizz!!!

Posted August 8, 2013 7:53 pm 


Koolz

Danny is going to get knocked down then there game plan is going to fall to pieces and sooner or later Danny will hit the deck and not get up.

Posted August 8, 2013 7:32 pm 


KO Power

Watch Matthysse last 2 fights, then you understand.

Posted August 8, 2013 7:04 pm 


KO Power

Matthysse is deadly with his punches now, massive knockout power, you can’t forget that, you get hit, end of.

Posted August 8, 2013 6:55 pm 


Papo

One thing Garcia said is true; he has so far found “a way to win”. I also believe he’s underrated. I believe he’ll win this fight for a few reasons, but especially because I think Matthysse, just as many fight fans, believe it’ll be an easy KO win. Most posters here base their reason for a quick KO of Matthysse over Garcia because of the way he dispatched Lamont Peterson. However, let’s not forget that Danny Garcia has the power to KO Matthysse if he gets careless.

I believe Matthysse is going to go for an early home run…most posters here have alluded to that point by predicting an early KO. And it may happen because he has the power to do it.

However, I believe Garcia will not just survive the early rounds, but will gain Matthysse’s respect during those early rounds as well. I see this fight going over 10 rounds or even to a 12 round decision going to Garcia. I know most experts and most fight fans believe this fight will be over quickly, but I don’t see it that way.

I predict a Garcia win by late stoppage or decision.

Posted August 8, 2013 6:29 pm 


Hrdknx

I can’t wait for these two to go away, especially daddy. He is about as annoying as John Ruizs trainer “Stoney”. I honestly think daddy likes to live vicariously through his son. It’s almost creepy how much he loves his son, almost like a billy ray cirus and milly cirus or Jessica Simpsons daddy’s love for the girls……just bang ur kid and get it over with……….weird!!!!
Sometimes these family teams are a bit too much for me to watch.

Posted August 8, 2013 6:17 pm 


I see Good

This a a GOOD fight. There YOU GO to greats in their PRIME.. this is SOMETHING CHERRYPICKER AVOIDED HIS WHOLE CARRER.

Posted August 8, 2013 6:12 pm 


David Bailey

Good picture.

Posted August 8, 2013 5:36 pm 


Hugh Jardon

Matthyse will win this fight, that’s what I’m praying for, partly to see Garcia’s eat his words and crawl back to where he came from.

Posted August 8, 2013 5:18 pm 


Tomato Can

Hello Old Yank… lol

Posted August 8, 2013 5:02 pm 


Tomato Can

BTW, hell Old Yank! Long time no see, I hope all is well with you.

Posted August 8, 2013 4:55 pm 


Tomato Can

This is a good fight, but like most say, Matthysse has to be the favorite. Garcia will need to fight smart like he says he plans to do, and make Lucas pay for any mistakes he may make. But really no matter what happens this should turn into a good give and take fight. The problem for Garcia is, so far no one has done well giving and taking with Matthysse.

Posted August 8, 2013 4:54 pm 


Old Yank

This reminds me a bit of the huge mistake (twice) that Rafael Marquez made against Israel Vazquez. [bout #4 does not count due to Vazquez already a shadow of his former self]

Posted August 8, 2013 3:52 pm 


Kid Blast

AGREED

Posted August 8, 2013 3:43 pm 


Old Yank

And Papa Guerrero gone bad has it nailed too!

Posted August 8, 2013 3:40 pm 


Old Yank

Kid Blast — YOU NAILED IT! One of the CARDINAL RULES in the ring is “DON’T HOOK WITH A HOOKER!!!” Danny will be unable to resist trying to prove he’s the better hooker and you and I both know that ain’t the case. I see it over inside 7! Matthysse by KO!

Posted August 8, 2013 3:40 pm 


Kid Blast

The Angel Garcia act will end as soon as Danny is spread like warm butter around the ring by Lucas. But to Angel’s credit, he knows how to divert attention from his son. He reminds me of GURREREO’S father gone bad.

This is an interesting one since Lucas has been taken the distance before. If Danny can take him deep, we might see a fight. My sense, however, is that Danny will go early in a hook-with-the-hooker exchange.

Posted August 8, 2013 3:10 pm 


wutupdoe

Damn, Garcia is really slept on here. Matthysse is not gonna walk through this man, like many here are predicting/hoping.

Posted August 8, 2013 3:03 pm 


Tokolos

Danny Boy will take a nap in this one. Good to see the always humble Angel say that he is not scared of Lucas. Easy to say when his hiding behind the spit bucket. Watch a late pull out from Garcia, he really wants no piece of Matthysse.

Posted August 8, 2013 2:46 pm 


Gonzo the Malevolent

I’m going to leave you in a comatose state if you ever dare step foot out of the chicken coop.

Posted August 8, 2013 2:43 pm 


GONZO OF NAZARETH

Mattysse gonna leave Danny in a comatose state. Oxygen ventilators, neck braces, flash lights and stretcher s better better available on call. Im Gonzo and im the greatest analyst since antiquity

Posted August 8, 2013 2:12 pm 


Old Yank

And what allowed Judah to sneek back into the Garcia bout was the body punches that clearly got Garcia’s attention. Judah ain’t in the same league of body punching that Matthysse is.

Posted August 8, 2013 1:32 pm 


Old Yank

Hidalgo — I like Danny Garcia; he is a bit like Hatton in the respect that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts (obviously their styles are quite different). No individual skill of Hatton or Garcia rises to any level worthy of being called great — it’s that the package is greater than any of the individual skills. But you nailed something in your last post — something about Matthysse working the body up and down. I think Bernstein once said of Matthysse that he’s one of the best body punchers he’s ever seen. As I pointed out in an earlier post, Danny is not the king of head movement. Damn, when you bang the body good, it has an uncanny ability to slow the head even further. Danny, a fine young man and good all around talent is going to get knocked out.

Posted August 8, 2013 1:29 pm 


juggernaut

Mathysse by KO

Posted August 8, 2013 1:29 pm 


PEEJ

Ok. I only saw the fight that night and never watched it after. So I’ll run with what you say about the fight. But like you I’m looking forward to it. Gonna be good for however long it last

Posted August 8, 2013 1:18 pm 


Hidalgo

Actually Peej, if you go back and watch the fight again, you’ll see Khan was laying some serious hard leather on Danny. He wobbled Danny, buckled his knees and had he fought smarter, I think he would have taken Danny out. Khan is not afraid of a scrap. He’s just not as good at scrapping as he thinks he is. Khan has great power. He can drop and stop opponents with body shots. If he had a chin and brains like he does in his left hook and straight right, he’d be very hard to beat because Khan is also a brilliant boxer with sizzling fast hands.

However, Matthysse is a technically sound boxer–for the most part. He slips punches with the slightest movement of his head and excellent upper body movement. He has a brilliant left hook and of course with his right he can stop an elephant. He works his opponent’s body up and down. His handspeed is faster than it looks–much faster– and he has incredible power in both hands. BUT, he tends to lunge and lean way out over his lead foot and because he’s a little wild sometimes he will leave himself open to counterpunches. The guy can take a punch though. What I really like about Lucas is that he continues swinging–even when he’s being clinched–and doesn’t stop swinging until the ref steps in and breaks it up. Lucas is always dangerous. And when you tack on Matthysse’s incredible power to his fine boxing skills, then you have a real beast.

Peterson never recovered from the left hook that knocked him down in the third round of his fight with Matthysse. After he got up, Lucas caught him with another left-right combo and that finished the fight–although I still thought Ref Smoger was a little premature in that stoppage. I just didn’t think Peterson was hurt bad enough. But I wasn’t the guy standing right in from of Lamont and looking into his eyes at the time.

I still think Matthysse is going to stop Danny. He just has too much power.

Posted August 8, 2013 1:14 pm 


Old Yank

Oh…and perhaps most important…Danny is not at the elite level in head movement. And not moving your head while Matthysse is throwing is THE mistake that ends up shuttng the lights out on Danny. And I’ll add that in spite of what the record books show, I’ve never seen Matthysse lose a fight — and I’m far from alone!

Posted August 8, 2013 1:03 pm 


Old Yank

Matthysse’s key to victory (and he will win via KO) is not his speed. It is his ability to throw from angles opponents don’t see and his ability to never let a mistake by an opponent go unpunished. I like Danny Garcia. He’s one of those fighters who is not elite in speed, footwork, power, defense or anything — but he’s damn good as a package in having reasonable skills in every one of those departments. However, reasonable skills will not be enough to keep Matthysse from doing what Matthysse does — fighting 3 minutes of every round with intensity, coming from unseen angles, capatilizing on an opponents mistakes and closing a show with either hand. Matthysse by KO inside 7!

Posted August 8, 2013 12:55 pm 


PEEJ

Well Matthysse is not even close to the hand speed Khan has and Khan never really hurt Garcia, he was just hitting him with those combos. But I think Danny knew he was not as fast as him so he decided to try and catch him in exchanges.

Posted August 8, 2013 12:25 pm 


Hidalgo

Judah has power but more than that he’s a better boxer than Lucas Matthysse. Danny is also a better boxer than Matthysse, but Lucas has the kind of power, that after you get hit by it a couple of times, if your still standing you don’t want anymore of it. Peterson knows. Judah rattled Danny good. Khan was doing some business on Danny before he got careless and Danny stopped him. Danny can bang but Lucas is one tough mofo. If Matthysse gets Khan to where Judah had him, Danny is done. Danny will outbox Lucas, but I don’t think he will outlast him. Unless Lucas leads too much with his chin. Can’t wait to watch this one.

Posted August 8, 2013 12:20 pm 


Hidalgo

This is going to be an incredible fight. Mayweather/Canelo better be something special or this fight is going to overshadow it.

Posted August 8, 2013 12:07 pm 


PEEJ

Saying Judah has no power is ridiculous. Does he have the same power as Mathysse probably not. But Judah has been stopped and Matthysse could not stop Judah. Judah was also hurt and wobbled more by Garcia. So does that mean Garcia have more power than Matthysse? We will find out. I am picking Matthysse by mid round stoppage but he will take his lumps too. I am actually hoping Danny can pull it out because like his father says he gets no respect.

Posted August 8, 2013 12:07 pm 


Hidalgo

“Angel Garcia Media Workout Quotes.” LMAO! I think we can guess!

Posted August 8, 2013 11:55 am 


RAY GORDON REID

MATTHYSSE

Posted August 8, 2013 11:33 am 


junior

Garcia can bomb too don’t forget. We could be in for fireworks

Posted August 8, 2013 11:23 am 


thetruth101

This fight is a good one for boxing. Finally, two fighters in their prime going to fight each other. What a concept. Danny can box, stick and move to a UD. Trading with Matthysse could be a bad idea. Garcia was buzzed by Juda. who has no power. Matthysse drops bombs. Forget Snoreweather! Adrian Broner should be next on Garcias radar.

Posted August 8, 2013 11:20 am 



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