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Danny Garcia says he's not ducking Lucas Matthysse

Danny Garcia has heard the calls from fans to fight Lucas Matthysse, and says he won't duck anybody, but has never been asked about fighting the Argentine slugger.

Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

WBC and WBA junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia knows that fans are talking, and it's not good. Many believe that Garcia is avoiding a fight with Lucas Matthysse, but the Philadelphia fighter says that's not the case, and that he doesn't duck anybody.

From The Boxing Lab:

"I never got a phone call saying 'Hey, you're fighting Lucas Matthysse' and I said no. I've never got a phone call saying to fight Lucas Matthysse. If the phone rings and they say Lucas Matthysse is your next fight then we’ll fight. I've never ducked nobody."

Garcia (25-0, 16 KO) was set to face Zab Judah on February 9, but that fight has been moved to April 27, as Garcia withdrew from the bout with a reported injury. Matthysse knocked out Mike Dallas Jr in the first round this past Saturday on Showtime.

There's really no doubt right now that Garcia-Matthysse is the fight to make at 140 pounds. Had Garcia-Judah stayed on track for February, the time frames would have easily lined up for the two of them to fight next. With the easy time Matthysse had against Dallas, that could still be possible soon; there's no reason Matthysse can't fight again in April, and if he won again, and Garcia beat Judah, they would be right back in position, just postponed a bit.