Floyd Mayweather Must Fight Danny Garcia After Victory over Canelo Alvarez

Mike MoraitisAnalyst ISeptember 15, 2013

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 14:  Danny Garcia celebrates his unanimous decision victory against Lucas Matthysse in their WBC/WBA super lightweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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The only other fighter who came close to dominating his opponent as much as Floyd "Money" Mayweather on Saturday night was Danny "Swift" Garcia, and that's why these two must square off next.

Mayweather disposed of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in a convincing fashion, despite one judge's decision to score it a draw. That ruling was a joke, to say the least, as Mayweather's victory was never in doubt.

Garcia looked just as impressive in his bout with Lucas Matthysse, and emerged victorious with a unanimous decision. Garcia even sent Matthysse to the canvas in the 11th round and would have won by a wider margin if not for a point lost in the 12th due to a low blow.

In addition to their shared undefeated status, the biggest thing both of these fighters have in common is their overwhelming dominance in their respective bouts. 

We certainly expected that from Mayweather.

As far as Garcia is concerned, he made a 34-2 fighter (now 34-3) look like he didn't belong.

Now, the term unbeatable takes on a totally different meaning whenever a good-to-great fighter faces Mayweather. As he did with Alvarez in his latest fight, Mayweather picks apart his opponents and can make even the best fighter look average.

The same is likely to happen to Garcia should he meet Money in the ring, but Swift stands as the most deserving fighter left to take a crack at Mayweather. Besides, even though the result is inevitable, Garcia has nothing to lose by trying to knock off one of the greatest boxers of all time.

These are two fighters who are at the top of their game and their division, so it's only fitting fans get to see who is truly better, even though we already know the answer to that question.