Garcia vs Matthysse: Lucas Matthysse cancels press tour, Danny Garcia displeased

USA TODAY Sports

There will be no press tour for the September 14 clash between Danny Garcia and Lucas Matthysse, and Garcia is pretty unhappy about it.

Citing the fact that he's looking for major exposure for his September 14 title defense against Lucas Matthysse, Danny Garcia expressed disappointment and anger after hearing the news that Matthysse would not be participating in a planned three-city press tour to promote the fight, which will serve as the co-feature to the Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez main event on September 14.

The pair were due to hit New York, Los Angeles, and Puerto Rico to promote the fight, which is arguably the actual best fight on what is going to be the biggest show of 2013.

"We could have been the headliner somehwere else, but it's great to be on an event as important as the one on September 14, because it could mean a lot of exposure for my career. I didn't like the fact that Matthysse was giving excuses at the last minute not to do the tour. The plans were to go to New York, Puerto Rico and Los Angeles. We were ready to go when everything went down. I guess it's their way of doing things, but on September 14 they will see how I do things."

Garcia (26-0, 16 KO) will be defending his WBC and WBA junior welterweight belts against Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO). Both fighters are on hot streaks and have been really impressive the last couple of years, and this is a fight that fans really wanted to see. Getting it as a PPV co-feature turned Mayweather-Canelo from "must-buy" to "oh-my-God, must-by." Really, the press tour was probably going to just wind up being a little routine exercise, but it still would have been cool for them to promote this fight that way, because it's so good that it deserves that. Too bad they weren't signed and ready and couldn't just hit a few of the big spots during the Mayweather-Canelo tour.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker