Lucas Matthysse Ring Return in April or May, Says Arano

By Elisinio Castillo

Former WBC interim-junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse will return to the ring in the United States on a date in April or May 2017, according to the boxer's agent Mario Arano.

Arano confirmed that he recently held a meeting in Los Angeles with Matthysse's promoter, Oscar de la Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions. They discussed his future for the coming year.

Matthysse will have a whole new outlook when he comes back. He plans to move up in weight, to 147-pounds, with his motivation set to capture a welterweight world title.


Matthysse resumed training last month in his home province in Argentina. He is forming a new team which is going to be led by veteran trainer Joel Diaz of California.

In his last ring appearance, on October 3, 2015, Matthysse was knocked out in ten rounds by then unbeaten Ukrainian Viktor Postol in California. They were fighting for the vacant WBC junior welterweight world title.

Prior to the loss to Postol, Matthysse had built up a three fight winning streak since suffering a twelve round decision loss to Danny Garcia in September of 2013. He knocked out John Molina in a Fight of The Year war in April of 2014, then blew past Roberto Ortiz in September of the same year, and then came back in April of 2015 with another Fight of The Year candidate in beating Ruslan Provodnikov with a close twelve round majority decision.

Matthysse, 34 years old, has a record of 37 victories, 34 of them by knockout, and four defeats.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HandsofIron on 12-20-2016

Because of the eye injury, and same with K Brook, I think they're careers are over. If he's coming back, I'd like to see him get some soft-touches/tune-ups fights before anything else.

Comment by latinlingo on 12-20-2016

He's neither retarded or stupid, he's a phag though! Just look at his stage name on my avatar. Straight from his FB page until he took it down. Biggest internet clown![QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;17295279]are you or retarded? [IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG] Lucas is lucky…

Comment by latinlingo on 12-20-2016

Why bother responding to that bitter fruitcake?[QUOTE=JASON SHAW;17293911]danny already exposed this argentinian quitter lmfao... Dont be so bitter.....[/QUOTE]

Comment by vman075 on 12-20-2016

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;17295270]People still saying stupids things, hahaha, this guy is a bum, poor skills, poor defense, poor hearth, bad skin and jaw. Look: Blah blah blah, still crying *******, he is a loser and quitter. Solid resume? Defeated Peterson, natural 130…

Comment by Boxing lives on 12-20-2016

Lucas is coming off a really ugly loss. Will be interesting to see who they line up.

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