The Side of Lucas Matthysse no one talks about

matthsse88By 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.

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Prediction: Canelo will beat Mayweather in an upset of the year

canelo785By M.Khan: This weekend’s fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez reminds me of Larry Homes when he chose the wrong time to face a young Michael Spinks. Larry thought it would be an easy win with a bigger guy man handling a much smaller heavyweight in Michael Spinks, but it didn’t turn out that way.

Holmes just needed one more win to tie Rocky Marciano’s record of 49 consecutive victories, but unfortunately Holmes underestimated Spinks and ended up losing a 15 round decision in 1985.

This year 2013 has proven to be the year of upsets, and I strongly believe that BOTH fights between Mayweather and Canelo and Lucas Matthysse and Danny Garcia this weekend will be part of this ongoing trend.

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Garcia vs. Matthysse battle this Saturday in Las Vegas

matthysse53By Michael Turturice: Now this is a fight we can believe in. Way to go Floyd Mayweather Jr. for lining this up on your under card. In a future blog I will talk about the winner of this fight taking on Money May, but for now let’s focus on what will be a terrific match up.

Let’s start with WBA/WBA light welterweight champion Danny Garcia – 26-0 with 16 KO’s – this is a solid record not only number wise but the names on his resume are not to be over looked. It’s hard to pick apart his fight game.

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Garcia and Matthysse battle it out on Saturday

DANNY GARCIA has dismissed the chances of him being flattened by KO King Lucas Matthysse this weekend.

The cocky American risks his WBA Super and WBC World Light-Welterweight titles against the Argentinean who has knocked out 32 of his 34 victims at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on Saturday.

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Matthysse faces Danny Garcia this Saturday in Mayweather sweepstakes fight

matthysse55By Allan Fox: This Saturday’s fight has a lot more on the line than the WBA and WBC light welterweight titles for Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s) in facing WBA/WBC 140 lb. champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KO’s) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Matthysse needs an impressive victory over Garcia to stay in line for a huge payday fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. or perhaps even Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Matthysse is an ideal opponent for Mayweather Jr. to fight in 2014 in addition to Amir Khan and possibly a rematch against Canelo depending on whether their fight this Saturday night is a competitive one.

Matthysee can put himself in a good position to get the Mayweather Jr. fight if he obliterates Garcia like he’s done with his last two opponents Mike Dallas Jr. and Lamont Peterson.

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Why Mayweather is likely to face Garcia v Matthysse winner

MayweatherWorkout__StephanieTrapp_KR6A3624(Photo credit: Stephnie Trapp/Showtime) By @BoxingMuse: With just over a week until “The One” headlined by super fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. V Saul “Canelo” Alvarez featuring 140lbs battle Garcia v Matthysse. Sport fans and die hard boxing enthusiasts are looking forward to a great night of action which is sure to excite and thrill.

When the co-feature between two of the best light-welters in the game was announced fight fans were pleasantly surprised. Firstly because of the pure value for money these two bouts being featured side by side. Secondly because of the fact that undercards are typically structured to spark interest with the boxing public and publicize the idea of two fighters meeting at a later date, meaning fans will get to see the winner of Danny Garcia v Lucas Matthysse face Floyd at some point. It might not be the very next bout but in all likelihood this match up with be made.

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Garcia/Matthysse vs. Mayweather makes no sense

matthysse84By Nick: With the rising stardom of the undefeated WBA/WBC light-welterweight champion Danny Garcia, and the hard hitting Lucas Matthysse, it is very easy to draw conclusions on why one of the two should be selected to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr (44-0) after his bout with undefeated Light Middleweight champion Saul Canelo Alvarez. (42-0-1) Although it seems like the right move to make, giving the best promotion a fighter could have in this age of boxing, it really does not add up when looked at from a realistic stand point.

Not once, in recent years, has a fighter jumped his own weight class and instantly fought the top ranking, pound for pound, champion in Floyd Mayweather Jr. Every opponent Mayweather has faced since coming into the welterweight division where welterweights themselves who literally had to be top notch and walk through their opponents before facing Floyd.

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Matthysse vs. Garcia should have it’s own ALL ACCESS episodes on Showtime

matthysse564By Chester Rivers: How many times can the human ear hear “Hard Work, Dedication” before the ear drums start to bleed? How many times do we have to stomach Oscar De La Hoya whining that he defeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. and knows how to beat him? How many times do we have to watch a segment featuring Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) and think he’s so boring I’d rather hear “Hard Work, Dedication”?

If the execs at Showtime are banking on this series luring the casual boxing fan to pay $70.00 to watch this fight they may be very disappointed on Sept. 15.

All Access is design to give us, the fans, a behinds the scenes look at our favorite fighter as he prepares for his upcoming fight. The series can also be used to introduce the public to boxing’s rising young stars.

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Matthysse has secret plan to beat Danny Garcia

matthysse444By Allan Fox: WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s) and his team have a secret plan that they plan on using to defeat WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KO’s) next month on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Matthysse isn’t saying what that plan is but it’s got to involve him putting Garcia under tremendous pressure, because Kendall Holt found success using this tactic in their fight in October 2011.

Garcia won the fight by a close 12 round split decision, but he really struggled against Holt. This is the same Holt that Lamont Peterson recently stopped in the 8th round last February. We saw what happened to Peterson when he tried fighting Matthysse last May. Peterson was knocked out in three rounds.

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Garcia vs. Matthysse media tour cancelled – again

matthysseBy Dan Ambrose: The three-city media tour to hype the September 14th fight between WBC light welterweight interim champion Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s) and WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KO’s) has been cancelled, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.

Garcia-Matthysse is the co-feature bout on the mega pay per view fight card headlined by Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Garica and Matthysse were originally supposed to take part in a three-city media tour earlier in traveling to New York, Puerto Rico and Los Angeles, but Matthysse didn’t want to take time away from his training in Argentina to come over to the U.S. to take part in the tour.

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