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Lucas Matthysse Back in Title Hunt in March or April

By Elisinio Castillo

According to Mario Arano, who co-promotes junior welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32KOs) with Golden Boy Promotions, his fighter is coming back on a date in late March or early April. Matthysse suffered a twelve round decision loss to WBC/WBA champion Danny Garcia on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. After a return fight in the first half of 2014, Arano expects Matthysse to reclaim a world championship in the fall. Matthysse had previously held the WBC's interim-world title.

"By no later than August or September, he will once again have his belt. He will have a fight in late March or early April and then we will wait to see what happens regarding a fight for the world title. We assume that García will move up in weight. Lucas is number 3 in the WBC rankings and right now an eliminator was ordered between the number 1 and 2 (Ukraine's Viktor Postol and Selcuk Aydin of Turkey, respectively). The winner of that fight will face Garcia. And if not, the winner will have to fight with us. It is a matter of eight or nine months for Lucas to reclaim his belt," Arano said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BarnBurnerBrawl on 12-17-2013

Lucas Matthysee is the Truth anyone who holds him less regard cause of the night with Garcia don't know sh*t about boxing! Danny fought a great fight and I'm a fan of his ,but he's lucky Lucas's eye swelled the…

Comment by lutenco on 12-17-2013

Without GARCIA,LUCAS will clean the division HANDS DOWN!!!

Comment by newcastleking on 12-17-2013

Matthysse doesnt deserve to get trashed on for his loss to Danny, he gave Dan the man a 12 round war and hes still a top 140 fighter. Matthysse above Broner who was scared of 140 anyday of the week.

Comment by Wokingman on 12-17-2013

Matthyse gets a rematch with Garcia, it would be worse. Just look at Erik Morales.. Never mess with Philly young bulls, we come back on a worst behavior.

Comment by Dr Rumack on 12-17-2013

Probably more interesting fights at 147 for Lucas at this point. A lot of action in the Golden Boy stable. If he decides to stay at 140 he'll probably get that WBC belt alright. More important that he works on…

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