QUOTE (Dolimite @ Jan 26 2014, 09:35 AM)
Lamont fought a very smart fight last night. He gave Jean different looks. Lamont boxed when he had to but and was offensive we had to be on the offensive. He looked confident and even did a little show boating in the ring. Danny is of course the king of 140 at this time. This fight is a good one if the Lamont Peterson who showed up last night could possibly beat Danny. I will give the odds to Garcia right now just because he has beaten everyone that they have put in front of him. I wonder if Haymon and Co would put this fight as the Co main event on May 3rd.
Oh Lord, here you go with this Mayweather undercard stuff again, lol. I can't wait til Floyd announces his next opponent, so some of you guys can rest your little heads...it was worse than this before he announced the Cotto and Canelo fight. I had to add a question mark at the end of the topic description...just to force myself to not harass you about not having a source.
Anyhow, it a great scrap, and predicted them fighting last December at the latest, but the Matthysse loss by Peterson halted that. Peterson looked good last night...still a bit on the hardheaded side, but he still looked good. With that in mind, I don't see GBP being so quick to throw Lamont in there after just one comeback fight. NOW...had Danny sometime this month, then I would be able to agree with a possible May 3rd clash.
I'm not sure if they let Garcia sit out so long, just for a May 3rd fight with Peterson, when they easily market that fight at the Barclay's, the Mohegan Sun in CT, or hell, maybe even the theater at MSG. I honestly believe that THIS fight is more marketable than the Garcia/Matthysse fight...because Matthysse truly doesn't have a "home" (read: a solid city, state, or venue with fans) here in the States. Both Danny and Lucas were coming off of April and May bouts...so it wasn't hard to match them at the time.
Since it appears that Danny is gonna fight Herrera in Puerto Rico, I think GBP is leaning more towards expanding his fan base this year...maybe a Peterson fight will happen at the end of the year. I honestly believe that they'll end up meeting at WW instead...but I don't think GBP will pass up the opportunity to have an undisputed champ under their umbrella...let alone host an undisputed title fight while both of the fighters belong to them.