Garcia vs. Matthysse Results: Decision Win Shows Swift Is Ready for Star Status
Danny Garcia (27-0) capitalized on the greatest opportunity of his career on Saturday night with a unanimous decision victory over Lucas Matthyse (34-3, 1 NC).
The victory was not only one of the best displays of Garcia's supreme skill against an extremely talented opponent, it was a fight that is sure to garner Garcia much more attention than ever as part of the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez undercard.
Mayweather's extraordinary ability to draw pay-per-view buys is already legendary. So even before the numbers officially come in, we know there were plenty of eyeballs on Garcia's impressive win as he defended his title yet again.
Despite coming in as an underdog in some aspects (ESPN ranked Matthyse as the top junior welterweight), Garcia proved to be the better technician as he was able to consistently land his jab against the powerful challenger. As Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports reported, it led to a strong margin of victory against a very game challenger.
Unanimous: 115-111, 114-112 twice for Danny Garcia. I had it 114-112 #TheOne— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) September 15, 2013
Looking forward, Garcia has all the makings of a marketable fighter who is ready to take the next step as a star in the sport. He's able to put on good fights. Though it wasn't quite the slugfest that many expected when this fight was first announced, the Garcia vs. Matthyse co-main event did deliver as an exciting bout.
Garcia was able to absorb some punishment from a fighter in Matthyse that has 32 knockout victories in 37 career fights and was the one that ended up knocking down his opponent late into the fight.
Then there's the matter of his undefeated record. As Mayweather has proven throughout his career. That little zero in the loss column on your record can turn out to be an incredible marketing tool. With an unblemished record that includes recognizable names like Amir Khan, Erik Morales (twice!) and Zab Judah, Garcia is gaining cache with casual and hardcore fans alike.
As Brian Campbell of ESPN pointed out, it's not out of the question to say that Garcia might just be the next guy to step into the ring with Mayweather.
If Danny Garcia gets a Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight out of this, he deserves it.— Brian Campbell (@BCampbellESPN) September 15, 2013
Whether or not that's a bout that he gets right away, there's no questioning that Garcia took a huge step towards stardom with his fourth consecutive title defense.
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