The final press conference for tonight’s bout pitting interim titlist Lucas Matthysse against unified junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia occurred Thursday at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Meeting on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather versus Saul Alvarez match, Matthysse (34-2-0-1, 32 KOs) will scrap Garcia (26-0, 16 KOs) in an extremely intriguing clash that is bound to please fans.
The 5-foot-6 Matthysse most recently battered juicehead Lamont Peterson over three brutal rounds in May.
“I’m very well prepared and just want to let you know I’m ready,” said Matthysse, 30, who has overwhelmed solid pugilists Vivian Harris, DeMarcus Corley and Humberto Soto.
Comparatively, the 5-foot-9 Garcia last vacated the squared circle on April 27 as a unanimous decision victor over Zab Judah.
“I had a great camp, trained very hard, I’m really prepared for this fight,” said Garcia, 25, a native Philadelphian of Puerto Rican descent. “I did everything I had to do. I left everything in the gym and come Saturday night I’m gonna have another epic performance. It’s already my fifth championship fight. I’m already starting to feel like a young veteran. I’m only 25 years old, but I’m a lot smarter in the brain now, had a lot of tough fights, been counted out a lot of times but always find a way to win.”
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 contests, Matthysse is a punishing bruiser with concrete fists.
Although Garcia is skilled, tough and active, the badass Argentinean will ultimately prove to be too powerful for “Swift Danny.”