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Matthysse: I'm Very Hurt By This, I Just Couldn't Fight

By Nicholas Samuilov, notifight.com

Argentine junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse has confirmed to BoxingScene.com/NotiFight.com that an illness forced him to withdraw from his scheduled fight with former three division champion Erik Morales. The contest was the co-feature to the Floyd Mayweather-Victor Ortiz showdown on September 17th in Las Vegas. Matthysse gives up the opportunity to fight for the vacant WBC junior welterweight title.

Matthysse (28-2-, 26 KOs) has been training in La Pampa, Argentina, and several days ago he began to feel ill. Since Monday, the boxer has been unable to train for the fight with Morales (51-7, 35 KOs).

"I feel very hurt. This was the fight of my life. But I just couldn't get up to fight. I am not able to. I apologize to the [WBC] for this unexpected and painful situation," said Matthysse.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AP♠ on 09-08-2011

Somethings strange here.anytime the wbc crooks are involved or a wbc holder pulls out its always ilness related...unless you cut yourself with a fan is the new excuse.

Comment by -Kev- on 09-08-2011

This doesn't make any sense. What kind of illness does he have and how many weeks did he train for? Because to withdraw from a fight so close, over an illness, after you've already trained for nearly 2 months, seem…

Comment by Froghead99 on 09-08-2011

Who cares? Matts is grosly over rated by the retards that frequent this place. He got beat by Zab fair and square.

Comment by EdMon917 on 09-08-2011

[QUOTE=jjbj2;11103948]80% of the reason why I want to watch this PPV just went away. They have to make this compelling for me to buy this PPV. I am not watching Canelo do a punching bag 12 rounders against Gomez. And…

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 09-08-2011

Canceled fights seems to becoming a trend this year.

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