Friday, July 19, 2013
Boxing's Big Night
"Floyd made it very clear that he wanted to give to the fans the biggest and the best fights on his card possible, and with this fight being made, Garcia versus Matthysse, this going to be a tremendous card. This fight is a main event alone, and it has 'Fight of The Year' written all over it. It's just another example of how Floyd has put the sport on his back," said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions.
"And he's trying to bring an awareness to the sport with this fight getting the world wide platform that it truly deserves, and in my eyes, this is just another step in the right direction of making boxing a main stream sport. You have Lucas Matthysse who is running everybody out of the ring. Nobody wants to fight him, but Danny Garcia stepped up and said, 'I want to be the one to beat this guy.' Matthysse has tremendous punching power, but we must not forget, Danny Garcia can punch with either hand."