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Lucas Matthysse has performed well in his career despite consistently displaying awful footwork.
Against Danny Garcia, the lack of tiptoeing technique was made abundantly clear, as the champion stepped in, out and around of the pocket creating angles Matthysse could simply not be effective from.
Matthysse could not keep proper footing, adversely affecting his power.
While Garcia proved to be technically superior, if Matthysse can tidy up his footwork, there is no reason why a rematch for the title and ultimately, success at 147 pounds could not be reached.
Matthysse must regain his previous form if he–once again–wants to be considered among boxing’s elite.