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Danny Garcia proved he was for real by beating up Lucas Matthysse.
Why He's Here
Danny Garcia is the unified junior welterweight champion, and he scored the most impressive victory of his career, over Lucas Matthysse, on the Mayweather vs. Canelo undercard this past September. Young, undefeated and with a personality that screams future star, Garcia is an obvious candidate to square off with Mayweather in the not-too-distant future.
There's really not much left for him to prove at 140 pounds, and he's shown a willingness in the past to jump north to welterweight. There are a bunch of potentially attractive fights at that weight, but nothing that would compare to the biggest dog on the block.
And besides, who wouldn't want to see a promotion in which Floyd Mayweather Sr. gets to lock horns with the outspoken, and often inflammatory, Angel Garcia? This guy makes Ruben Guerrero, who repeatedly tried to goad Floyd Sr. into a fight, look like a church choir boy.
Why It'll Happen
Should Garcia continue his express train ride to the top, the question will become less of why it'll happen and more of why it has to happen. "Swift" is young, undefeated and may well be the next guy up in the Golden Boy Promotions pecking order after Canelo Alvarez went down to such ignominious defeat.
This has the potential to be one of the biggest fights in the sport, and it is the only realistic option that has a chance of coming near the promotional might of last year's record-setting Mayweather vs. Canelo clash.
Why It Won't Happen
Golden Boy Promotions must be getting tired of hyping up their fighters only to see Mayweather not only beat them, but beat them convincingly to the point where you have to question how much was talent and how much was pure hype.
Garcia is definitely talented, but it might not be in his or his promoter's best interest for this fight to happen now.
This fight is a definite possibility, but it might not be ripe until later in the year or early in 2015.