Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Maidana: Lucas Matthysse is Knocking Erik Morales Out!

By Ryan Burton
 
On the latest edition of The Boxing Lab (BoxingScene.com's official radio show) WBA "regular" junior welterweight champion Marcos Maidana discussed Erik Morales' scheduled fight Lucas Matthysse, which takes place on September 17th for the vacant WBC 140-pound championship.

Maidana won a close points decision over Morales in April. The Mexican icon has vowed to secure a rematch by beating Matthysse, but Maidana doesn't expect that to happen. Maidana believes his Argentinean countryman - whom he faced four times in the amateurs - is going to win by knockout.

"I see Matthysse knocking Morales out," Maidana said during Boxingscene's show.

Maidana's advisor Sebastian Concursi chimed by saying that, "Marcos and Lucas faced each other four times in the amateurs.  Marcos won three times and one time it was a draw."

Despite meeting so often in the non-pay ranks, Maidana insists their history together is just that - history.

"We are not friends but we are not rivals.  At least on my side there isn't a rivalry.  We spent a few years on the national team together and that is about it."
 
Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on twitter @ringsidewriter

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by newcastleking on 08-11-2011

if morales is so shot how can he go 12 competitive rounds with one eye shut, against one of the most dangerous punchers in this division? hes very experienced and still has enough warrior spirit to give boxing fans a…

Comment by Nicolino on 08-10-2011

[QUOTE=ELPERRO;10971013]Maidana is talking out of his culo, This prediction coming from a guy who ALMOST GOT KO'd by Morales...Give me a break... Morales by UD...[/QUOTE] Maidana wasn´t even close of getting KO´d by Morales. You wished that. It´s strange how…

Comment by The_Golden_Goy on 08-10-2011

Id be suprised if Lucas KO's Morales, but he should be winning this fight, no question. On activity alone he could walk this fight if he boxes intelligently

Comment by mshap on 08-10-2011

the big question for me is: was Morales' suprising performance against Maidana a mirage? -- can he do it for 2 fights in a row -- that's the inrigue for me

Comment by eul on 08-10-2011

[QUOTE=newcastleking;10971189]mattyse only throws headshots, no body blows. morales is smarter than that to get trapped by this style.shure mattyse is tough with heavy hands but so was maidana who has a better style than mattyse. and morales almost took em…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (22)
Top Headlines Video: Deontay Wilder Discusses Luis Ortiz Clash Photos: Dorticos, Kudryashov - Face To Face at Final WBSS Presser Lipinets-Kondo IBF 140-Pound Title Fight on Wilder-Ortiz Card Photos: Gilberto Ramirez, Jesse Hart - Face To Face at Final Presser Photos: Oscar Valdez, Genesis Servania - Face To Face at Presser Photos: Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz - NY Press Conference Roach: I Had Golovkin Win By 2, Tough To Beat Canelo in The U.S. UKAD Responds To Tyson Fury Over Claims on Delaying Ruling News: Ivan Dychko, Nico Hernandez, Ruben Villa, More Wilder: Luis Ortiz is The Boogeyman - He's Getting Knocked Out! Josh Taylor vs. Miguel Vazquez on November 11 in Edinburgh Tony Bellew Tells David Haye on Rematch: I Oblige You! LIVE STREAM: Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz - NY Press Conference Dereck Chisora Inks Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn Jake LaMotta, The Raging Bull, Passes Away at 95 Bellew Warns That He May End David Haye in First 10 Seconds Sergey Kovalev: I'm Not Broken Mentally From TKO Loss to Ward Golovkin's Trainer Explains Lack of Body Work Against Canelo Daniel Jacobs: If Canelo Got a Draw - Then I Beat Golovkin! Corcoran: When I beat Jeff Horn, I'll face Bradley Skeete no problem Hughie Fury Vows To Stop Parker After Canelo-Golovkin Scoring Conor Benn Pumped To Return on Crolla vs. Burns Card Ingle Very Pleased With Billy Joe Saunders' Win Over Monroe Lolenga Mock Gets New Foe, Manny Siaca Forced To Withdraw Sanchez on Canelo: I Thought He Don't F*** Around? He Ran! Donaire Had Flashbacks Over Canelo-Golovkin Scoring By Byrd Jesse Hart: I've Been Waiting Patiently To Become a Superstar Mario Barrios Stops Naim Nelson in Seven Rounds Golovkin's Promoter: Dallas Should Be Frontrunner For Rematch Miguel Cotto Exec: Canelo-GGG Outcome Does Not Alter Plans Photos: Oscar Valdez Putting in Work For Genesis Servania Bout Canelo's Manager Not Sure if Golovkin Rematch Happens in May Photos: Gilberto Ramirez, Jesse Hart - Open Workouts Photos: Leo Santa Cruz Putting in Work For Chris Avalos Fight News: Nate Green, Seldin-Garrido Undercard, FightNight Live Nelson: Wilder Can Change Perception With Big Win Over Ortiz Arum: Golovkin Won Easy; What Were Byrd and Trella Watching?! Photos: Rio Ferdinand Holds Presser To Announce Boxing Career Canelo-Golovkin: Golden Boy Prefers To Do Immediate Rematch Gary Corcoran Hopes Jeff Horn Title Fight is Finalized Soon
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement