"The One" Undercard Press Scores
Danny Garcia vs Lucas Matthysse - WBC . WBA 140lb Titles
By Bobby Hunter
Lets make no mistake. This fight could have been a Main Event in its own right. Danny Garcia the young WBC and WBA champion from Philly was actually the underdog against the hard punching Argentine Lucas Matthysee. The fight was expected to be a shoot out with many picking Matthysse to prevail. One big surprise was this fight going the distance with Garcia giving a boxing clinic at times neutralising the Argentine's power with clever boxing and a jab that closed Matthysee's left eye half way through the fight. Add a late knock down scored by Garcia basically sealed the win and probably his best performance.
Angel Garcia can now rest, if that's possible. At the Pre fight press conference the champions Father said he would cut of his head if his son lost the fight. Thankfully for him Danny fought a very controlled and disciplined fight to prove the doubters wrong. Garcia plans to move to Welterweight now where the ultimate challenge awaits, A shot at "Money" Mayweather and huge payday. Many think Garcia is in prime position to get the shot as the Great Mayweather is running out of challenges.
My card for the Garcia-Mattyhsse read, 115-112 Garcia.
The judges scores were as follows, (Robert Hoyle) 114-112 Garcia, (Glen Trowbridge) 115-111 Garcia, (Juergen Langos) 114-112 Garcia.
Compubox Punch Stats
GARCIA - 624 Thrown, 225 Landed, 36% Connection Rate
MATTHYSEE - 566 Thrown, 206 Landed, 36% Connection Rate
Mark Ortega (Ring Magazine) : 114-112 Garcia
Dan Rafael (ESPN) : 114-112 Garcia
Luis Sandoval (The Boxing Lab) : 115-112 Garcia
Tommy Allan (Boxing Asylum) : 116-111 Garcia
Kevin Iole (Yahoo Sports) : 114-112 Garcia
Ciaran Shanks (Irvine Times) : 116-111 Garcia
Ryan Burton (The Boxing Lab) : 114-113 Matthysse **
Phil D Jay (WorldBoxingNews) : 115-112 Garcia
Eric Raskin (Boxing Monthly) : 114-113 Garcia
Matt Digi (Boxing Asylum) : 115-112 Garcia
Brian Campbell (ESPN) : 114-112 Garcia
ProBoxing-Fans : 113-113 Draw **
Daniel Vano (CheckHookBoxing) : 114-112 Garcia
Doug Fischer (Ring Magazine) : 114-112 Garcia
Al Bernstein (Showtime TV) : 115-113 Garcia
Steve Farhood (Showtime TV) : 115-111 Garcia
Paulie Malignaggi (Showtime TV) : 116-111 Garcia
Tris Dixon (Boxing News ED) : 114-112 Garcia
Wolfgang Schiffbauer (Sturm Promotions) : 115-111 Garcia
Kurt Ward (Boxing Asylum) : 116-111 Garcia
Michael Marley (The Examiner) : 116-112 Garcia