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Danny Garcia: Next Fight Will Be Jan. 19 Likely Against Zab Judah

Garcia is ready to once again defend his belts in Brooklyn.
Garcia is ready to once again defend his belts in Brooklyn.Al Bello/Getty Images
Michael WaltersCorrespondent IIOctober 24, 2012

Danny Garcia, the WBA and WBC junior welterweight champion, should be back in the ring Jan. 19 according to a recent report by Lem Satterfield of The Ring.

The fight would most likely land in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center, where Garcia scored a spectacular knockout win over Erik Morales this past Saturday. 

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer would not specify who the possible opponent would be, but he said that there are two fighters they are currently looking at. 

With the proposed fight being in Brooklyn, one has to assume that the most likely candidate is former junior welterweight titleholder and former welterweight champion, Zab Judah

Judah, who hails from Brooklyn, recently turned down an offer to face IBF titleholder Lamont Peterson in hopes of landing a bigger fight. 

A win over Judah (42-7, 29KOs) would be a nice name on the record of the 24-year-old Philadelphia fighter, who is starting to amass quite the resume. 

Garcia (25-0, 16KOs) holds two wins over future Hall of Famer Erik Morales, a stunning knockout over former titleholder Amir Khan, in addition to decision wins over former titleholders Kendall Holt and Nate Campbell. 

Another name that might be in the mix is that of Golden Boy stable mate and interim WBC junior welterweight titleholder, Lucas Martin Matthysse.

The Argentinian Matthysse (32-2, 30KOs) is coming off of an outstanding win over the previously undefeated Olusegun Ajose (30-1, 14KOs) this past September. 

A fight with Matthysse would be an early fight of the year candidate and, on paper, appears to be a much more competitive fight than one with the aging Judah.

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