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