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Lucas Matthysse

Lucas Matthysse
Real name Lucas Martin Matthysse
Nickname(s) The Machine
Rated at Welterweight
Light Welterweight
Height 169 cm
Reach 175 cm
Nationality Argentine
Born (1982-09-27) September 27, 1982 (age 31)
Trelew, Chubut, Argentina
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 37
Wins 34
Wins by KO 32
Losses 3
Draws 0
No contests 1

Lucas Martin Matthysse (born September 27, 1982 in Trelew, Chubut, Argentina) is an Argentine professional boxer in the Light Welterweight division[1] and is the current WBC Inter-Continental Light Welterweight champion.[2] Lucas is the younger brother of professional boxer Walter Matthysse.[3][4] He holds notable victories over former world champions Vivian Harris, DeMarcus Corley, Humberto Soto and Lamont Peterson.

Amateur career

During his amateur career, Matthysse fought in the 2003 Pan American Games at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Where he went onto stop Colombia's Breidis Prescott in just the first round.[5]

Lucas has faced Marcos Maidana four times in the amateurs. Marcos won three times and the fourth fight was a draw.[6]

Professional career

Super Lightweight

In June 2004, Lucas won his pro debut against Leandro Almagro, on a card that also featured his brother Walter.[7]

Matthysse vs. Judah

On November 6, 2010 Matthysse lost a very disputed split decision against former world champion Zab Judah,[8] as the main event of an HBO card.[9] Judah began the busier fighter, using the jab and trying to land uppercuts for the first two rounds, while Matthysse worked on the body. In round three, a clash of heads opened a cut outside of the left eye of Judah. Matthysse displayed more aggression and became the aggressor in the third and the fourth round and Judah switched to a defensive tactic. In the next two rounds, the American boxer picked up the pace, beginning to land more combinations. Judah continued to box throughout the ninth round but Matthysse began to show more power in the tenth, focusing on the head of his opponent and knocking down the American boxer after a hard right hand to the jaw. Judah got up but he was hurt, and the Argentine fighter tried to press the attack after the knockdown.[10] Two judges scored the fight 114–113 for Judah, while the other judge scored it 114–113 for Matthysse.[11]

Matthysse vs. Alexander

On June 25, 2011 Matthysse faced former world champion, Devon Alexander in another close, but hugely controversial, decision loss.[12][13][14] The judges in the Family Arena in St. Charles had the fight 96–93 and 95–94, Alexander, and 96–93 Matthysse.

Matthysse vs. Martinez, Soto and Olusegun

Lucas was forced to withdraw from a fight versus Erik Morales in one of the featured bouts on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz HBO PPV undercard at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, citing a viral infection that had kept him from training.[15]

Lucas fought Mexican Angel Martinez on February 10, 2012 for the vacant WBA Inter-Continental light welterweight title at the Gimnasio Municipal, Chubut, Argentina in a scheduled 12 round bout. The Mexican retired after the 5th round.

The stay-busy victory over the 20-year-old Mexican fighter set up a Showtime televised showdown between Matthysse and former 130-pound and lightweight beltholder Humberto Soto on the May 19, 2012, . Both fighters traded big shots in the opening rounds but the Matthysse was able to land consistent big body shots and came through this fight with another fifth round TKO.

Matthysse then faced undefeated Nigerian-born British professional boxer Ajose Olusegun on 8 September 2012. Olusegun had been declared the mandatory challenger for the WBC light welterweight title going into the fight. The first few rounds were good exchanges for the two brawlers. However on the tenth round the hard punches from the Argentinian proved too much for the unbeaten Nigerian and therefore the referee stopped the fight via 10th Round TKO.

Matthysse vs. Peterson

On May 18th, 2013 Matthysse faced Lamont Peterson in a non title match in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Matthysse won by TKO in the 3rd round after knocking down Peterson three times in the bout. This loss is the first defeat by KO in Peterson's career.

After the fight, Golden Boy Promotions CEO, Richard Schaefer, declared Matthysse the next Manny Pacquiao.

The victory is considered the biggest of Matthysse's career, and the first step in the door to super stardom. He will face unified 140lb champion Danny García on September 14th as part of the undercard to the Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez main event.

Lucas Matthysse vs. Danny Garcia

Going into his fight on September 14th against Danny Garcia, Matthysse was a heavy favorite against Garcia despite being the challenger. Nevertheless, Garcia stood firm and fought a mature fight, trading rounds early with Matthysse. In the middle rounds, Matthysse developed an injury to his right eye from Garcia's left hook, which he exploited. Matthysee bravely battled back, but Garcia knocked him down in the 11th round, a first for the challenger. The twelfth round saw Garcia lose a point for a low blow, and ended in a slug-fest. The last ten seconds of round 12 twelve proved thrilling, both fighters went toe to toe. In the end, the judges handed Garcia a unanimous decision: 115-111, 114-112 and 114-112. [16]

Professional record

34 Wins (32 Knockouts), 3 Defeats, 0 Draws, 1 No Contest
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 34–3 (1) United States Danny García UD 12 2013-09-14 United States MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada For WBC, WBA (Super) & The Ring Light Welterweight titles.
Win 34–2 (1) United States Lamont Peterson TKO 3 (12) 2013-05-18 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey Non-title Welterweight bout
Fight at 141 pound catch weight
Win 33–2 (1) United States Michael Dallas, Jr. KO 1 (12) 2013-01-26 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Retained Interim WBC Light Welterweight title.
Win 32–2 (1) Nigeria Ajose Olusegun TKO 10 (12) 2012-09-08 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Won vacant Interim WBC Light Welterweight title.
Win 31–2 (1) Mexico Humberto Soto RTD 5 (12) 2012-06-23 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles
Win 30–2 (1) Mexico Angel Martinez TKO 6 (12) 2012-02-10 Argentina Gimnasio Municipal Nº 1, Trelew, Chubut Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental Light Welterweight Title.
Win 29–2 (1) Argentina Sergio Omar Priotti KO 4 (10) 2011-12-09 Argentina Club Ciclista Juninense, Junín, Buenos Aires
Loss 28–2 (1) United States Devon Alexander SD 10 2011-06-25 United States Family Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri WBO Light Welterweight Eliminator match.
Win 28–1 (1) United States DeMarcus Corley TKO 8 (12) 2011-01-21 Argentina Polideportivo Vicente Polimeni, Las Heras, Mendoza Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental Light Welterweight title.
Loss 27–1 (1) United States Zab Judah SD 12 2010-11-06 United States Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey For the vacant WBO NABO Light Welterweight title.
Win 27–0 (1) Mexico Rogelio Castañeda, Jr. KO 1 (12) 2010-08-27 Argentina Club Atletico Newell's Old Boys, Rosario, Santa Fe Retained interim WBO Latino Light Welterweight title.
Win 26–0 (1) Guyana Vivian Harris TKO 4 (10) 2010-02-20 Mexico Auditorio Plaza Condesa, Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 25–0 (1) Colombia Florencio Castellano KO 1 (10) 2009-11-21 Argentina Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, Buenos Aires Won interim WBO Latino Light Welterweight title.
Win 24–0 (1) Dominican Republic Luis Ernesto José TKO 4 (10) 2009-03-21 Argentina Club Atletico Newell's Old Boys, Rosario, Santa Fe
Win 23–0 (1) Argentina Carlos Adan Jerez UD 10 2008-12-20 Argentina Estadio D'Annunzio, Junín, Buenos Aires
NC 22–0 (1) Mexico Rogelio Castañeda, Jr. NC 3 (10) 2008-09-12 United States Quick Trip Ballpark, Grand Prairie, Texas
Win 22–0 Costa Rica Gilbert Quiros TKO 4 (10) 2008-06-13 Argentina Club Ciclista Juninense, Junín, Buenos Aires
Win 21–0 Colombia Jorge Luis Noriega Medrano RTD 4 (10) 2008-02-29 Argentina Parque Prado Español, Ascension, Buenos Aires
Win 20–0 Colombia Esteban de Jesus Morales KO 2 (8) 2007-11-02 Argentina Rojas, Buenos Aires
Win 19–0 Argentina Ariel Francisco Burgos KO 4 (12) 2007-06-02 Argentina Club Ciclista Juninense, Junín, Buenos Aires Retained WBO Latino Light Welterweight title.
Win 18–0 Dominican Republic Ramon Duran KO 1 (8) 2007-05-04 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 17–0 Argentina Alejandro Hector Burella Ciacia KO 1 (8) 2007-03-30 Argentina Club Ciclista Juninense, Junín, Buenos Aires
Win 16–0 Argentina Diego Jesus Ponce KO 2 (12) 2006-10-21 Argentina Club Ciclista Juninense, Junín, Buenos Aires Retained WBO Latino Light Welterweight title.
Win 15–0 Argentina Justo Evangelista Martinez KO 2 (6) 2006-09-01 Argentina Club Sportivo Rojas, Rojas, Buenos Aires
Win 14–0 Argentina Ceferino Victor Daniel Zampatti KO 1 (6) 2006-07-07 Argentina Polideportivo Municipal Nº 2, General Lavalle, Buenos Aires
Win 13–0 Argentina Hernan Abraham Valenzuela TKO 1 (6) 2006-05-05 Argentina Club Ciclista Juninense, Junín, Buenos Aires
Win 12–0 Argentina Victor Daniel Rios KO 2 (12) 2006-04-01 Argentina Unión de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Won vacant WBO Latino Light Welterweight title.
Win 11–0 Argentina Hernan Abraham Valenzuela RTD 3 (6) 2006-03-17 Argentina Club Rivadavia, Junín, Buenos Aires
Win 10–0 Argentina Vicente Luis Burgo KO 2 (6) 2005-12-16 Argentina Club Belgrano, San Nicolás, Buenos Aires
Win 9–0 Argentina Jorge Alberto Carballo TKO 2 (8) 2005-11-25 Argentina Estadio Socios Fundadores, Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut
Win 8–0 Argentina Marcelo Omar Lazarte RTD 3 (6) 2005-10-08 Argentina Club Atlético Lanús, Lanús, Buenos Aires
Win 7–0 Argentina Jesus Ceferino Vergara RTD 1 (6) 2005-08-12 Argentina Orfeo Superdomo, Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 6–0 Argentina Nestor Fabian Sanchez TKO 3 (4) 2005-03-18 Argentina Hotel Cordoba Plaza, Córdoba, Córdoba
Win 5–0 Argentina Hugo Antonio Aquino KO 1 (4) 2005-02-18 Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut
Win 4–0 Argentina Adan Basilio Mironchik KO 1 (4) 2004-11-13 Argentina Club Belgrano, San Nicolás, Buenos Aires
Win 3–0 Argentina Bernardino Gonzalez DQ 3 (4) 2004-09-03 Argentina Estadio Socios Fundadores, Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut
Win 2–0 Argentina Luis Roberto Aguilar TKO 1 (6) 2004-07-17 Argentina Club Ciclista Juninense, Junín, Buenos Aires
Win 1–0 Argentina Leandro Almagro TKO 2 (4) 2004-06-04 Argentina Gimnasio Municipal Nº 1, Trelew, Chubut Matthysse's professional debut.


External links

  • BoxRec
Awards and achievements
Title last held by
Kostya Tszyu
WBC Super Lightweight Champion
Interim Title

September 8, 2012 – September 14, 2013
Unified by Danny García
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