Friday, July 19, 2013

Boxing's Big Night

 On September 14 Mayweather will fight Mexican star and wildly popular contender Canelo ALvarez. This major match-up is reason enough to dig into ones pocket and purchase the Showtime pay-per-view. This is sure to be an amazing fight. Now, it has been announced that tough  Argentinian Louis Matthysse will fight Philadelphia's own Danny "Swift" Garcia. Adding this fight to the card is a monumental bonus for fight fans. The quote below is from Ring magazine. I have watched Garcia train in the gym and apply that training in the ring. I am a big fan of this tough kid from the Puerto Rican badlands of North Philly. To see him on this major event is gratifying for all the Philly faithful.

"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."

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