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Lucas Martin Matthysse (born September 27, 1982) is an Argentine professional boxer. He is a former WBC interim and WBC (Silver) world light welterweight champion His older brother is professional boxer Walter Matthysse. Lucas holds notable victories over former world champions Vivian Harris, DeMarcus Corley, Humberto Soto, Lamont Peterson, and Ruslan Provodnikov

Lucas Matthysse

Lucas Matthysse

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 with Maidana winning three times while fighting the fourth to a draw.

Professional career

Super Lightweight

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

Lucas Matthysse


Matthysse vs. Judah

On November 6, 2010 Matthysse lost a very disputed split decision against former world champion Zab Judah, as the main event of an HBO card.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. The Argentine fighter tried to press the attack after the knockdown. Two judges scored the fight 114–113 for Judah, while the other judge scored it 114–113 for Matthysse.

Matthysse vs. Alexander

On June 25, 2011 Matthysse faced former world champion, Devon Alexander in another close, but hugely controversial, decision loss.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.

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 18, 2013 Matthysse faced Lamont Peterson in a non title match in Atlantic City, New Jersey. At the end of the second roun round Matthysse landed a hard right hand to the body followed of a left hook to the head, that knocked peterson down. In the third round Matthysse keeps the pressure on peterson, knocking him down twice in that round. At 46 seconds of round Three (official fight time) referee Steve Smoger stopped the fight after the second peterson knock down. The Winner by TKO Lucas Matthysse.

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 then faced unified 140 lb champion Danny García on September 14 as part of the undercard to the Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez main event.

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Lucas Matthysse vs. Danny Garcia

Going into his fight on September 14 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 flinched right hand, which the young Champ 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.

Lucas Matthysse vs. Viktor Postol

On October 3, Matthysse once again went in as a solid favorite to defeat the undefeated Ukrainian Viktor Postol. But Postol was able to take advantage of his four-inch reach advantage and outwork Matthysse from the outside before sealing the fight with a counter right hand that knocked Matthysse down. Matthysse then made no attempt to get up from the canvas citing a potential injury in his eye in his post-fight interview.



Professional record

42 fights, 37 wins (34 knockouts), 4 defeats (1 knockout), 1 no contest
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
42 Loss 37–4 (1) Ukraine Viktor Postol KO 10 (12), 2:58 3 Oct 2015 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California, US For vacant WBC super lightweight title
41 Win 37–3 (1) Russia Ruslan Provodnikov MD 12 18 Apr 2015 United States Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Vernon, New York, US
40 Win 36–3 (1) Mexico Roberto Ortiz KO 2 (10), 2:45 6 Sep 2014 United States U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, US Won WBC Silver super lightweight title
39 Win 35–3 (1) United States John Molina, Jr. KO 11 (12), 0:22 26 Mar 2014 United States Stubhub Center, Carson, California, US Won WBC Continental Americas super lightweight title
The Ring magazine’s “Fight of the Year” (2014)
38 Loss 34–3 (1) United States Danny García UD 12 14 Sep 2013 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, US For WBC, WBA (Super) and The Ring super lightweight titles
37 Win 34–2 (1) United States Lamont Peterson TKO 3 (12), 2:14 18 May 2013 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US Retained WBC interim super lightweight title
36 Win 33–2 (1) United States Michael Dallas, Jr. KO 1 (12), 2:26 26 Jan 2013 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBC interim super lightweight title
35 Win 32–2 (1) Nigeria Ajose Olusegun TKO 10 (12), 2:59 8 Sep 2012 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, US Won vacant WBC interim super lightweight title
34 Win 31–2 (1) Mexico Humberto Soto RTD 5 (12), 3:00 23 Jun 2012 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, US Won WBC Inter-Continental super lightweight title
33 Win 30–2 (1) Mexico Martin Ángel Martínez TKO 6 (12), 0:01 10 Feb 2012 Argentina Gimnasio Municipal Nº 1, Chubut, Argentina Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental super lightweight title
32 Win 29–2 (1) Argentina Sergio Omar Priotti KO 4 (10), 0:27 9 Dec 2011 Argentina Club Ciclista Juninense, Buenos Aires, Argentina
31 Loss 28–2 (1) United States Devon Alexander SD 10 25 Jun 2011 United States Family Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, US
30 Win 28–1 (1) United States DeMarcus Corley TKO 8 (12), 1:02 21 Jan 2011 Argentina Polideportivo Vicente Polimeni, Mendoza, Argentina Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental junior welterweight title
29 Loss 27–1 (1) United States Zab Judah SD 12 6 Nov 2010 United States Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, US For vacant WBO-NABO junior welterweight title
28 Win 27–0 (1) Mexico Rogelio Castañeda, Jr. KO 1 (12) 27 Aug 2008 Argentina Club Atletico Newell’s Old Boys, Santa Fe, Argentina Retained WBO Latino interim junior welterweight title
27 Win 26–0 (1) Guyana Vivian Harris TKO 4 (10), 2:44 20 Feb 2010 Mexico Auditorio Plaza Condesa, Distrito Federal, Mexico
26 Win 25–0 (1) Colombia Florencio Castellano KO 4 (10) 21 Nov 2009 Argentina Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina Won WBO Latino interim junior welterweight title
25 Win 24–0 (1) Dominican Republic Luis Ernesto José KO 2 (10) 21 Apr 2009 Argentina Club Atletico Newell’s Old Boys, Santa Fe, Argentina
24 Win 23–0 (1) Argentina Carlos Adan Jerez UD 10 20 Dec 2008 Argentina Estadio D’Annunzio, Buenos Aires, Argentina
23 NC 22–0 (1) Mexico Rogelio Castañeda, Jr. NC 3 (10), 0:50 12 Sep 2008 United States Quick Trip Ballpark, Grand Prairie, Texas, US
22 Win 22–0 Costa Rica Gilbert Quiros TKO 4 (10) 13 Jun 2008 Argentina Club Ciclista Juninense, Buenos Aires, Argentina
21 Win 21–0 Colombia Jorge Medrano RTD 4 (10) 29 Feb 2008 Argentina Parque Prado Español, Buenos Aires, Argentina
20 Win 20–0 Colombia Esteban de Jesus Morales KO 2 (8) 2 Nov 2007 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
19 Win 19–0 Argentina Ariel Francisco Burgos KO 4 (12), 2:14 2 Jun 2007 Argentina Club Ciclista Juninense, Buenos Aires, Argentina Retained WBO Latino junior welterweight title
18 Win 18–0 Dominican Republic Ramon Duran KO 1 (8), 2:05 4 May 2007 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, US
17 Win 17–0 Argentina Alejandro Ciacia KO 1 (8), 0:55 30 Mar 2007 Argentina Club Ciclista Juninense, Buenos Aires, Argentina
16 Win 16–0 Argentina Diego Jesus Ponce KO 2 (12), 0:56 21 Oct 2006 Argentina Club Ciclista Juninense, Buenos Aires, Argentina Retained WBO Latino junior welterweight title
15 Win 15–0 Argentina Justo Evangelista Martinez KO 2 (6), 2:10 1 Sep 2006 Argentina Club Sportivo Rojas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
14 Win 14–0 Argentina Ceferino Zampatti KO 1 (6), 1:40 7 Jul 2006 Argentina Polideportivo Municipal Nº 2, Buenos Aires, Argentina
13 Win 13–0 Argentina Hernan Abraham Valenzuela TKO 1 (6), 2:35 5 May 2006 Argentina Club Ciclista Juninense, Buenos Argentina
12 Win 12–0 Argentina Victor Daniel Rios KO 2 (12), 2:13 1 Apr 2006 Argentina Unión de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina Won vacant WBO Latino junior welterweight title
11 Win 11–0 Argentina Hernan Abraham Valenzuela RTD 3 (6) 17 Mar 2006 Argentina Club Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, Argentina
10 Win 10–0 Argentina Vicente Luis Burgo KO 2 (6), 1:01 16 Dec 2005 Argentina Club Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
9 Win 9–0 Argentina Jorge Alberto Carballo TKO 2 (8) 25 Nov 2005 Argentina Estadio Socios Fundadores, Chubut, Argentina
8 Win 8–0 Argentina Marcelo Omar Lazarte RTD 3 (6), 2:54 8 Oct 2005 Argentina Club Atlético Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina
7 Win 7–0 Argentina Jesus Ceferino Vergara RTD 1 (6), 1:18 12 Aug 2005 Argentina Orfeo Superdomo, Cordoba, Argentina
6 Win 6–0 Argentina Nestor Fabian Sanchez TKO 3 (4) 18 Apr 2005 Argentina Hotel Cordoba Plaza, Córdoba, Argentina
5 Win 5–0 Argentina Hugo Antonio Aquino KO 1 (4) 18 Feb 2005 Argentina Chubut, Argentina
4 Win 4–0 Argentina Adan Basilio Mironchik KO 1 (4) 13 Nov 2004 Argentina Club Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
3 Win 3–0 Argentina Bernardino Gonzalez DQ 3 (4) 3 Sep 2004 Argentina Estadio Socios Fundadores, Chubut, Argentina
2 Win 2–0 Argentina Luis Roberto Aguilar TKO 1 (6), 2:44 17 Jul 2004 Argentina Club Ciclista Juninense, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 Win 1–0 Argentina Leandro Almagro TKO 2 (4) 4 Jun 2004 Argentina Gimnasio Municipal Nº 1, Chubut, Argentina Professional debut

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Lucas Matthysse



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