By Franco Ranzoni: WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse has 32 KO wins out of 34 victories. The highest KO percentage in boxing today among active fighters. His power has been described as monstrous and scary. “It’s literally like a bomb explodes every time he lands a punch,” said Paulie Malignaggi of Matthysse after the Lamont Peterson fight last May.
Matthysse has never been knocked down in a professional fight. This is what we all know about Lucas Matthysse. But what about what we don’t know about the man who is on the cusp of boxing history?
Having befriended both Lucas and his brother Walter some years ago on Facebook, I am often surprised to find that hardly anybody pays any attention to the part of his life that truly makes him the modest boxing star that he is today.