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Lucas Matthysse: I'll Fight Maidana Whenever He Wants

By Jhonny Gonzalez

WBC interim-junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (33-2, 31KOs) has no issue with facing his Argentine countryman, Marcos Maidana (33-3, 30KOs). Matthysse-Maidana is a match that interests the big television networks like HBO and Showtime, and the top executives at Golden Boy Promotions are very interested in making the fight happen.

While Matthysse has interest in the fight, his main goal is to secure a fight with WBC full champion Danny Garcia (25-0, 16KOs), who defends his title on April 27th against former champ Zab Judah at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

"I'll fight [Maidana] whenever he wants. I have no problem with fighting anybody, but I want to fight Danny Garcia because I want to become the full champion. I don't think Maidana will agree to a fight because he's a welterweight and I'm not going to move up in weight. I've asked [Golden Boy President] Oscar De La Hoya to get me the fight with Danny Garcia," Matthysse said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 02-19-2013

How do you tell when someone is new to Boxing? When they say a fighter beat another in the AM's. Randy Shields beat Sugar Ray Leonard, Taylor beat Pavlik, Gonzalez beat Bowe, and many others and we know how the…

Comment by MJ223 on 02-19-2013

[B]This fight isn't happening anytime soon[/B]

Comment by Prince_Pugilist on 02-19-2013

Is Maidana willing to come back down to 140? If so, then lets get it on! If not, than Lucas should stay at 140 and go fight Garcia, Khan, Rios etc. So many great fights to be made. Garcia and…

Comment by WarMaidana on 02-19-2013

screw this fight, i dont want it... neither do they. Maidana vs lopez then maidana vs paulie, matthysse vs peterson, then matthysse vs garcia

Comment by daggum on 02-19-2013

khan is looking for an opponent at 140. matthysse is at 140. both are with golden boy easy fight to make, and don't say khan needs to build himself back up. he's fighting on premium networks and he just beat…

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