PHILADELPHIA native Danny Garcia will look to show he is the world's best 140-pound fighter when he takes on Lucas Matthysse for the WBC junior welterweight title on Sept. 14 in Las Vegas.
The two have agreed to terms for their much anticipated matchup, several media outlets reported yesterday.
Garcia, the current WBC, WBA and The Ring champion, is looking for his fourth title defense, and his 27th win. He has 16 knockouts, and has yet to lose. He has been the WBC champ in his weight class since March 24, 2012, when he beat Erik Morales to capture the vacant title. On July 14, he unified the titles with a win over Amir Khan, then retained all three when he beat Morales in a rematch on Oct. 20. In his last fight, a 12-rounder on April 27, he took down Zab Judah in a unanimous decision.