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Danny Garcia: Matthysse More Dangerous Fight Than Thurman

Lucas Matthysse is a more dangerous opponent than Keith Thurman.

That's what Danny Garcia told the FightHub TV's Marcos Villegas during an interview at Thursday's final press conference. 

Garcia upset the favored Matthysse in 2013 to retain his 140 pound titles. He beat the Argentinian knockout artist by unanimous decision, with scores of 114-112, 114-112 and 115-111. 

Said Garcia about the Matthysse bout:

"I think that was a more dangerous fight than this ( Thurman ) fight, in my opinion. That guy was killing people. He was feared, he was destroying people."

When they fought, Matthysse was in his prime and had recorded a knockout in 32 of 34 wins. Matthysse brought the heat to Garcia early in the fight. But DSG proved he was tough and in the end he was a lot tougher than what  many expected. Many expected Matthysse to knock him out. But it was Garcia who scored the fight's only knockdwon, dropping Matthysse for the first time in his career during the 11th round.

Garcia went on to qualify his statement:

"Thurman, he likes to fight but he's not they type of fighter who puts pressure on you for 12 rounds by just throwing bombs and that's the type of fighter Matthysse was. Thurman likes to mix it up but he likes to rest a little bit using his legs to move. Matthysse is the type of fighter where you got to be your A game every round or else he's gonna knock you out."

Danny Garcia is known to have one of the best left hooks in the business. In fact, it was a left hook that caused Matthysse's left eye to swell shut. Matthysse was forced to fight with one eye the rest of the way and that aided the 11th round knockdown. Surely, that left hook would be his ticket against Thurman. But when asked to visualize on how he was going to finish the fight, DSG had a swift answer. With a smile, Garcia replied:

"right hand.....overhand right."

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