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Goossen Confident Dallas Can Shock Lucas Matthysse

Sherman Oaks, Calif. - World-rated light welterweight Mike Dallas Jr. (19-2-1, 8 KOs) is geared up for what will be the biggest and most emotional fight of his professional career as he takes on Argentine sensation Lucas Matthysse (32-2, 20 KOs) in a SHOWTIME® Championship Boxing main event on Saturday, January 26 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

The SHOWTIME Championship Boxing broadcast begins live on SHOWTIME beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

The upcoming fight will be a monumental one in Dallas' career and personal life, as it will be his chance of achieving his goal of obtaining a title belt, but also his first bout since losing his father to leukemia last November.

"This fight means a lot to me," the 26-year-old boxer said. "It's the biggest fight I've had. If I win this fight, it takes me to another level."

Dallas has dedicated the bout to his late father, Mike Dallas, Sr. He has been gruelingly training with Virgil Hunter to prepare for the 30-year-old Matthysse, who was anointed with the interim WBC Light Welterweight Championship belt after beating the undefeated Ajose Olusegun (30-1, 14 KOs) by technical knockout last September.

Nicknamed "The Silent Assassin," Dallas has incorporated power with his excellent boxing skills and his persistence in wearing down his opponents, which may prove requisite in defeating Matthysse, who has lost his only two bouts by decision.

Dallas isn't overcomplicating his approach to the fight as the game plan is mapped out by Hunter the 2011 Trainer of the Year. His plan of attack is to remain true to his style of boxing, speed and quickness.

"I'm just going to be myself and box and take advantage of openings," the Bakersfield, Calif. native said. "I'll do what I've been taught to do and force him to have to make the adjustments as the fight goes on. I'm just going to be smart and fast."

"I truly believe that Mike can defy the odds against Matthysse," said Dallas promoter Dan Goossen of Goossen Tutor Promotions. "Fights against the likes of Josesito Lopez and Mauricio Herrera, which I thought he won, prepare you for these opportunities."

The Matthtsse vs. Dallas fight is being promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box Promotions and Goossen Tutor Promotions.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mathed on 01-22-2013

Matthysse wins by KO/TKO in 5 rounds or less

Comment by Snake... on 01-22-2013

[QUOTE=ROSS CALIFORNIA;12943250][COLOR="Red"]I think Dallas can put up a good fight as long as he doesn't get hit,[/COLOR] but in boxing you will get hit sooner or later and I think that will be Dallas' downfall in this fight. Matthysse by…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 01-22-2013

Wasn't Mr. Philadel the one who was saying that Rosado was going to win last week? Supporting the underdog didn't go so well for him there.

Comment by newcastleking on 01-22-2013

and anyone whom says lol is both

Comment by newcastleking on 01-22-2013

Mr.Philadel, im not young nor dumb truth hurts male groupies like you i can tell

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