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Last September, Lucas Matthysse was pummeled by Danny Garcia in a title defense, where he was outboxed and thoroughly dominated.
In a fight where Matthysse was a heavy favorite, Danny Garcia neutralized Matthysse’s notorious punching power with sound boxing, plucking away at his right eye until it was shut.
Garcia found success landing the jab and picking Matthysse apart with accuracy and patience, exposing Matthysse’s constant over aggressiveness and poor footwork, never allowing the Argentine to materialize any type of effective offense or establish a rhythm.
Garcia’s game plan rendered an ineffective, passive and simply weaker looking Matthysse, contrary to the slugger fight fans were accustomed to seeing.