Lucas Matthysse isn't wasting any time in making his prediction for his upcoming bout with Danny Garcia. The fight, to be featured as the chief supporting match to the Floyd Mayweather/Canelo Alvarez main event, is one of the most anticipated fights of the year and will showcase the top two junior welterweights in the world. However, regardless of Garcia's standing, Matthysse is confident he will score the knockout victory on September 14.
Here is Matthysse's scouting report of Garcia, via Boxing Scene:
"Garcia comes forward a lot and he stands there, leaving himself open, when he throws his punches, and in the fight against (Zab) Judah he was slow. That suits me. When the fight gets closer, we have to put together a game plan, watch videos and know more.
"He has heavy hands, and I have them myself. I know I'm going to have to watch out for his left cross. I'm going to train hard and (I'll be ready to) throw pineapples for twelve rounds - but I'm positive that I am going to knock him out."
I can't say I've heard someone declare they are ready to throw pineapples for 12 rounds. But I also didn't think Matthysse would trample over Lamont Peterson either so I figure if anyone can, it's him.
What do you make of Matthysse's little scouting report? Does it sound like an accurate description to call Garcia "slow" and "leaving himself open"? Or does it sound like the arrogance of an overconfident fighter who may be reading his own headlines?