May 21st, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
JR. WELTERWEIGHT CLASH LOOKS LIKE BEST OF YEAR
San Francisco, CA- For the moment, 2013 is looking good for devout boxing fans despite the true lack of upper echelon talent in the “getting paid” for punching people business. That would be clear to folks like boxing historian Hellen Keller, if she had only been a subscriber to HBO or Showtime for their boxing fare.
SATURDAY NIGHT CHANGED EVERYTHING
That being said, Saturday might have changed the elite boxing landscape as we know it as Lucas Matthysse, an Argentine slugger if ever there was, hammered the capable Lamont Peterson into submission with three knockdowns in a Showtime Championship Boxing presentation emanating from “Sin City East” AKA Atlantic City, NJ.
DANNY GARCIA-LUCAS MATTHYSSE LOOKS FAN-TASTIC!
With a match with recognized World 140 lb. champ Danny Garcia apparently all but locked up for September, Matthysse, although he is a non-English speaker has gotten the attention of the boxing populace in the USA. Boxing fantatics and insiders knew of Matthysse’s potential, but now thge masses are enamored with the “search & destroy” mode that the 140 lb. rage is in from beginning to end.
Although I’m of the opinion, and I was there, that the Tax Day fight of April 15, 1985 between Marvin Hagler and Tommy Hearns has been over trumped as being the greatest three rounds ever, given the “will & punching power” of Matthysse, this is enough to make his bout with Philadephian Danny Garcia the Hagler-Hearns of the 21st century.
NO WHERE OR WAY TO RUN FROM MATTHYSSE?
While I’m of the opinion that Garcia will want to box and stay out of the “danger” zone that is any distance in which Lucas can land. What Garcia wants and Danny gets, well, that’ll end up being two different things as there will be a rightous changing of the guard come September. Looks like a better figjht than Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez. Not that I’m saying Danny has no chance, that’s not true. But to echo promoter Don King, Garcia’s chances are “Slim & none” and Slim just left town.
“Ring Talk News Service”