Matthysse Discusses Peterson, Says Alexander is Tougher

By Luis Sandoval

Lucas Matthysse’s quest to prove he’s the best Junior Welterweight in the world continues as he’s taking on a very tough assignment in Lamont Peterson. The winner will continue on in the unofficial 140 pound tourney as there will be much more clarity as to who the best really is.

While titles won’t be on the line, it’s always a great when the best fight the best and that’s exactly what we are going to see this Saturday. When Matthysse was on the most recent edition of BoxingScene Radio, he was asked if he felt Peterson was the toughest fight of his career.

“He's a good boxer and he boxes very well. But I think Devon Alexander was the most complicated fighter I've fought due to his movement and good boxing skills. I also respect Peterson as a boxer but I think Alexander was [a bit better]. But regardless I respect him and his boxing but I'm coming to win and to put on a great fight” said Matthysse.

When Peterson was on BoxingScene Radio a week ago, he expressed that he would be willing to go toe to toe with Matthysse which made people even more excited for the bout. For Matthysse, he actually hopes Lamont meets him the center of the ring and decides to exchange.

“He's a good boxer and moves well in the ring. I'm going to come out and do my work and always look to make the fight and look for the win. I hope he stands and trades punches with me because I'm more than willing and I think he is too” said Matthysse.
Matthysse is already considered by many to be the best fighter in the division but he feels fights like the one against Peterson will speak for itself.

“It’s a very important fight. A lot of people say I'm the best but Lamont Peterson is a good fighter and he's part of the four best fighters of the division. So for me this is a very important fight and winning this fight in good fashion will give me a bigger name and it’s important to show I'm the best,” Matthysse would tell BoxingScene Radio.

You can listen to Lucas Matthysse’s interview in its entirety by listening to the BoxingScene Radio podcast:

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to BoxingScene Radio, Boxingscene’s official audio show every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by intoccabile on 05-16-2013

You guys can't read, can you? He says Devon was tougher because of his movement, something Lamont will not do.

Comment by mathed on 05-15-2013

Lucas might be underestimating Peterson a bit here. I expect Lamont to be the toughest fight of his career.

Comment by leegeelee on 05-15-2013

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;13373660]Lucas Matthysse’s quest to prove he’s the best Junior Welterweight in the world continues as he’s taking on a very tough assignment in Lamont Peterson. The winner will continue on in the unofficial 140 pound tourney as there will be…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 05-15-2013

Devon is not the better fighter Lucas is just saying that because he lost to him when Peterson beats him he will say peterson is the toughest

Comment by Dr Rumack on 05-15-2013

[QUOTE=NoMoTomatoCans;13374735]I disagree with Mathysse, and if he comes into the fight thinking this way, it'll be a long night. Peterson managed to pull off a draw with V.Ortiz when he was getting beat up. I remember the determination he had…

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