The MGM Grand Garden Arena will be the venue for the WBA Super World light welterweight AND WBC light welterweight title as Lucas Matthysse will take on Danny Garcia on September 14.
Danny “Swift” Garcia
Danny Garcia is 25 years old and a native of Philadelphia, PA where he still resides today. Garcia has a career record of 26 wins and 0 losses with 16 knockout wins for Boxing picks. Garcia stands at 5 feet 8.5 inches tall with a reach of 68.5 inches.
Garcia is coming off a 12 round unanimous decision win over Zab Judah at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 27 as he won the WBA Super World light welterweight title and the WBC light welterweight title. Judah went down in the 8th round of the bout.
On October 20, 2012 Garcia scored a 4th round knockout win over Erik Morales at the Barclays Center in a scheduled 12 round bout that was for the WBA Super World light welterweight title and the WBC light welterweight title.
Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse
Lucas Matthysse is 30 years of age and hails from his native Argentina. He has a career record of 34 wins and 2 losses with 32 wins coming by knockout. Matthysse has never suffered a knockout loss.
Matthysse´s last bout was a technical knockout win over Lamont Peterson on May 18 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ in a bout that lasted 3 out of 12 rounds. Although the title belt was technically not on the line as Peterson was not eligible to win it Matthysse gets credit for a title defense as he would have been stripped of the belt had he lost.
On January 26 Matthysse scored a knockout win in the first round of a scheduled 12 round bout over Mike Dallas, Jr. at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The bout was for the interim WBC light welterweight title.
Both fighters have impressive records and credentials but Garcia has been in championship form in more dominant fashion and with respect to Matthysse the nod goes to Garcia!