Lucas Matthysse

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Lucas Matthysse
Statistics
Real nameLucas Martín Matthysse
Nickname(s)La Máquina ("The Machine")
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)[1]
Reach69 in (175 cm)[1]
NationalityArgentine
Born (1982-09-27) 27 September 1982 (age 36)
Trelew, Chubut, Argentina
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights45
Wins39
Wins by KO36
Losses5
No contests1

Lucas Martín Matthysse (Spanish: [ˈlukas maˈtise]; born 27 September 1982) is an Argentine former professional boxer who competed from 2004 to 2018. He held the WBA (Regular) welterweight title in 2018 and the WBC interim super lightweight title from 2012 to 2013. Matthysse is known for his aggressive pressure fighting style and formidable punching power. His older brother, Walter, is also a former professional boxer.[2][3]

Amateur career[edit]

During his amateur career, Matthysse fought in the 2003 Pan American Games at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where he went on to stop Colombia's Breidis Prescott in just the first round.[4]

Lucas has faced Marcos Maidana four times in the amateurs with Maidana winning three times while fighting the fourth to a draw.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Light welterweight[edit]

In June 2004, Lucas won his pro debut against Leandro Almagro, on a card that also featured his brother Walter.[6]

Matthysse vs. Judah[edit]

On 6 November 2010 Matthysse lost a very disputed split decision against former world champion Zab Judah in the main event of an HBO card.[7][8] 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.[9] Two judges scored the fight 114–113 for Judah, while the other judge scored it 114–113 for Matthysse.[10]

Matthysse vs. Alexander[edit]

On 25 June 2011 Matthysse faced former world champion Devon Alexander and lost another close, but hugely controversial split decision.[11][12][13] The judges in the Family Arena in St. Charles had the fight 96–93 and 95–94 for Alexander, and 96–93 for Matthysse.

Matthysse vs. Martínez, Soto and Olusegun[edit]

Lucas was forced to withdraw from a fight versus Erik Morales in one of the featured bouts on the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Victor Ortiz HBO PPV undercard at the MGM Grand in Paradise, Nevada, citing a viral infection that had kept him from training.[14]

Lucas fought Mexican Martín Ángel Martínez on 10 February 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 23 June 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[edit]

On 18 May 2013 Matthysse faced Lamont Peterson in a non title match in Atlantic City, New Jersey. At the end of the second 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 kept the pressure on Peterson, knocking him down twice in that round. At 46 seconds of round 3 referee Steve Smoger stopped the fight after the second Peterson knock down. The winner via TKO was Matthysse.

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

The victory was considered the biggest of Matthysse's career, and his first step in the door to super stardom. He then faced unified 140 lb champion Danny García on 14 September 2013 as part of the undercard to the Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez main event.

Matthysse vs. García[edit]

Going into his fight on 14 September against García, Matthysse was a heavy favorite despite being the challenger. Nevertheless, García 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 García's flinched right hand, which the young champ exploited. Matthysee bravely battled back, but García knocked him down in the 11th round, a first for the challenger. The twelfth round saw García lose a point for a low blow, and ended in a slug-fest. The last ten seconds of round 12 proved thrilling, both fighters went toe to toe. In the end, the judges handed García a unanimous decision: 115–111, 114–112 and 114–112.[15]

Matthysse vs. Postol[edit]

On 3 October 2015 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. He would spend a year-and-a-half out of the ring after undergoing eye surgery and taking time off to recover.

Matthysse vs. Pacquiao[edit]

Matthysse defended his WBA (Regular) welterweight title against Manny Pacquiao on 15 July 2018 at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur. Pacquiao won the fight via TKO in round 7, marking the first time in nine years that Pacquiao had finished an opponent. Matthysse subsequently announced his retirement from boxing on 2 August 2018.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
45 fights 39 wins 5 losses
By knockout 36 2
By decision 2 3
By disqualification 1 0
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
45 Loss 39–5 (1) Philippines Manny Pacquiao TKO 7 (12), 2:43 Jul 15, 2018 Malaysia Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Lost WBA (Regular) welterweight title
44 Win 39–4 (1) Thailand Tewa Kiram KO 8 (12), 1:21 Jan 27, 2018 United States The Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S. Won vacant WBA (Regular) welterweight title
43 Win 38–4 (1) United States Emmanuel Taylor TKO 5 (10), 2:21 May 6, 2017 United States T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental and WBO International welterweight titles
42 Loss 37–4 (1) Ukraine Viktor Postol KO 10 (12), 2:58 Oct 3, 2015 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S. For vacant WBC light welterweight title
41 Win 37–3 (1) Russia Ruslan Provodnikov MD 12 Apr 18, 2015 United States Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, New York, U.S.
40 Win 36–3 (1) Mexico Roberto Ortiz KO 2 (12), 2:45 Sep 6, 2014 United States U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Won WBC Silver light welterweight title
39 Win 35–3 (1) United States John Molina Jr. KO 11 (12), 0:22 Mar 26, 2014 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S. Won vacant WBC Continental Americas light welterweight title
38 Loss 34–3 (1) United States Danny García UD 12 Sep 14, 2013 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. For WBA (Super), WBC, vacant The Ring and lineal light welterweight titles
37 Win 34–2 (1) United States Lamont Peterson TKO 3 (12), 2:14 May 18, 2013 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
36 Win 33–2 (1) United States Mike Dallas Jr. KO 1 (12), 2:26 Jan 26, 2013 United States The Joint, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBC interim light welterweight title
35 Win 32–2 (1) Nigeria Ajose Olusegun TKO 10 (12), 2:59 Sep 8, 2012 United States The Joint, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won vacant WBC interim light welterweight title
34 Win 31–2 (1) Mexico Humberto Soto RTD 5 (12), 3:00 Jun 23, 2012 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Won WBC Inter-Continental light welterweight title
33 Win 30–2 (1) Mexico Martín Ángel Martínez TKO 6 (12), 0:01 Feb 10, 2012 Argentina Gimnasio Municipal Nº 1, Trelew, Argentina Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental light welterweight title
32 Win 29–2 (1) Argentina Sergio Omar Priotti KO 4 (10), 0:27 Dec 9, 2011 Argentina Ciclista Juninense, Junín, Argentina
31 Loss 28–2 (1) United States Devon Alexander SD 10 Jun 25, 2011 United States Family Arena, St. Charles, Missouri, U.S.
30 Win 28–1 (1) United States DeMarcus Corley TKO 8 (12), 1:02 Jan 21, 2011 Argentina Polideportivo Vicente Polimeni, Las Heras, Argentina Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental light welterweight title
29 Loss 27–1 (1) United States Zab Judah SD 12 Nov 6, 2010 United States Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, U.S. For vacant WBO–NABO light welterweight title
28 Win 27–0 (1) Mexico Rogelio Castañeda Jr. KO 1 (12), 2:35 Aug 28, 2010 Argentina Newell's Old Boys, Santa Fe, Argentina Retained WBO Latino interim light welterweight title
27 Win 26–0 (1) Guyana Vivian Harris TKO 4 (10), 2:44 Feb 20, 2010 Mexico El Plaza Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
26 Win 25–0 (1) Colombia Florencio Castellano KO 4 (10) Nov 21, 2009 Argentina Lawn Tennis Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina Won WBO Latino interim light welterweight title
25 Win 24–0 (1) Dominican Republic Luis Ernesto José KO 2 (10) Apr 21, 2009 Argentina Newell's Old Boys, Santa Fe, Argentina
24 Win 23–0 (1) Argentina Carlos Adán Jerez UD 10 Dec 20, 2008 Argentina Ciclista Juninense, Junín, Argentina
23 NC 22–0 (1) Mexico Rogelio Castañeda Jr. NC 3 (10), 0:50 Sep 12, 2008 United States QuikTrip Park, Grand Prairie, Texas, U.S. NC after Castañeda was cut from an accidental head clash
22 Win 22–0 Costa Rica Gilbert Quiros TKO 4 (10) Jun 13, 2008 Argentina Ciclista Juninense, Junín, Argentina
21 Win 21–0 Colombia Jorge Medrano RTD 4 (10) Feb 29, 2008 Argentina Parque Prado, General Arenales, Argentina
20 Win 20–0 Colombia Esteban de Jesus Morales KO 2 (8) Nov 2, 2007 Argentina Rojas, Argentina
19 Win 19–0 Argentina Ariel Francisco Burgos KO 4 (12), 2:14 Jun 2, 2007 Argentina Ciclista Juninense, Junín, Argentina Retained WBO Latino light welterweight title
18 Win 18–0 Dominican Republic Ramon Duran KO 1 (8), 2:05 May 4, 2007 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
17 Win 17–0 Argentina Alejandro Ciacia KO 1 (8), 0:55 Mar 30, 2007 Argentina Ciclista Juninense, Junín, Argentina
16 Win 16–0 Argentina Diego Jesús Ponce KO 2 (12), 0:56 Oct 21, 2006 Argentina Ciclista Juninense, Junín, Argentina Retained WBO Latino light welterweight title
15 Win 15–0 Argentina Justo Evangelista Martínez KO 2 (6), 2:10 Sep 1, 2006 Argentina Club Atletico Sportivo Rojas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
14 Win 14–0 Argentina Ceferino Zampatti KO 1 (6), 1:40 Jul 7, 2006 Argentina Polideportivo Municipal Nº 2, Buenos Aires, Argentina
13 Win 13–0 Argentina Hernan Abraham Valenzuela TKO 1 (6), 2:35 May 5, 2006 Argentina Ciclista Juninense, Junín, Argentina
12 Win 12–0 Argentina Victor Daniel Rios KO 2 (12), 2:13 Apr 1, 2006 Argentina Unión, Santa Fe, Argentina Won vacant WBO Latino light welterweight title
11 Win 11–0 Argentina Hernan Abraham Valenzuela RTD 3 (6) Mar 17, 2006 Argentina Club Rivadavia, Lincoln, Argentina
10 Win 10–0 Argentina Vicente Luis Burgo KO 2 (6), 1:01 Dec 16, 2005 Argentina Club Atlético Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
9 Win 9–0 Argentina Jorge Alberto Carballo TKO 2 (8) Nov 25, 2005 Argentina Estadio Socios Fundadores, Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina
8 Win 8–0 Argentina Marcelo Omar Lazarte RTD 3 (6), 2:54 Oct 8, 2005 Argentina Club Atlético Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina
7 Win 7–0 Argentina Jesus Ceferino Vergara RTD 1 (6), 1:18 Aug 12, 2005 Argentina Orfeo Superdomo, Córdoba, Argentina
6 Win 6–0 Argentina Nestor Fabian Sanchez TKO 3 (4) Apr 18, 2005 Argentina Hotel Cordoba Plaza, Córdoba, Argentina
5 Win 5–0 Argentina Hugo Antonio Aquino KO 1 (4) Feb 18, 2005 Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina
4 Win 4–0 Argentina Adan Basilio Mironchik KO 1 (4) Nov 13, 2004 Argentina Club Atlético Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
3 Win 3–0 Argentina Bernardino Gonzalez DQ 3 (4) Sep 3, 2004 Argentina Estadio Socios Fundadores, Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina
2 Win 2–0 Argentina Luis Roberto Aguilar TKO 1 (6), 2:44 Jul 17, 2004 Argentina Club Ciclista Juninense, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 Win 1–0 Argentina Leandro Almagro TKO 2 (4) Jun 4, 2004 Argentina Gimnasio Municipal Nº 1, Trelew, Argentina

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ESPN tale of the tape prior to the Manny Pacquiao fight.
  2. ^ Fischer, Doug. (20 October 2010) "Matthysse wants to restore family name with Judah fight". The Ring. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  3. ^ "News – Lucas Matthysse Hopes the Second Southpaw is a Charm". Max Boxing. 3 June 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  4. ^ Wainwright, Anson (8 September 2010) Q & A with Lucas Matthysse. 15rounds.com
  5. ^ Maidana: Lucas Matthysse is Knocking Erik Morales Out! – Boxing News. Boxingscene.com (8 October 2011). Retrieved on 2013-06-10.
  6. ^ BoxRec Boxing Records. Boxrec.com (4 June 2004). Retrieved on 2013-06-10.
  7. ^ In surprise split decision, Zab Judah sneaks past disappointed Lucas Matthysse. NJ.com. Retrieved on 10 June 2013.
  8. ^ Boxing: Zab Judah vs. Lucas Matthysse. HBO (6 November 2010). Retrieved on 2013-06-10.
  9. ^ Vester, Mark (7 November 2010). "Judah Rocked Bad, But Edges Matthysse To Win". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  10. ^ Coppinger, Mike (7 November 2010). "Zab Judah earns tough split decision over Lucas Matthysse". USA Today.com. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  11. ^ News – Matthysse Wins the Fight; Alexander Gets the Decision. Max Boxing (26 June 2011). Retrieved on 2013-06-10.
  12. ^ "Alexander: I beat Matthysse at 60%". Boxing News 24.
  13. ^ "Home - Las películas, series y deportes con más adrenalina, cuando quieras y donde quieras". SpaceGoLA.
  14. ^ Lucas Matthysse withdraws from Erik Morales bout with viral infection – ESPN. Espn.go.com (8 September 2011). Retrieved on 2013-06-10.
  15. ^ "Danny Garcia defeats Lucas Matthysse by unanimous decision". ESPN.com.

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Regional boxing titles
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Title last held by
Arturo Morua
WBO Latino
light welterweight champion

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Alex de Jesús
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WBO Inter-Continental
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21 January 2011 – June 2011
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Danny García
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WBA Inter-Continental
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10 February 2012 – June 2011
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WBC Continental Americas
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23 June 2012 – 9 September 2012
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26 April 2014 – 6 September 2014
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6 May 2017 – 27 January 2018
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6 May 2017 – December 2017
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