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Matthysse on Al Haymon Deal, No Interest in Khan Fight

By Luis Sandoval

Lucas Matthysse recently made an exclusive appearance on BoxingScene Radio and discussed a variety of topics. The Argentinean recently made a big career move and retained the services of Al Haymon who is considered to be the most influential advisor in the sport.

Those fighters under the Haymon umbrella often find themselves in big fights that come along with lucrative pay days. The track record speaks for itself and Matthysse is the newest fighter to join the Haymon stable.

Matthysse was asked if he felt signing with Haymon would produce immediate results and put him in the best position possible to land the big fights against the likes of Danny Garcia and even Floyd Mayweather.

“Yes, the truth is I think it will help me a lot but first we need to go through this fight here [with Lamont Peterson] that's very important to me. And yes, I think winning this fight I will get much better fights and hopefully I can face Danny Garcia or Mayweather. The truth is they would be important fights for me and that's why this fight [with Peterson] is important for me to win because a lot of doors will open up for me and even more important fights” Matthysse would tell BoxingScene Radio.

One fight however that Matthysse isn’t too concerned with is the one he could potentially have if he were to get to the finale of the 140 pound tourney Golden Boy is staging. The plan is for the winner of Matthysse-Peterson to square off against Danny Garcia and the winner of that will face Khan in the grand finale.

Lucas says he’s heard of the Khan fight being a possibility should he continue winning but he’s actually not interested in facing the Bolton native.

“Yes, that's what they're talking about. They're saying [the winner] will fight Amir Khan but I'm looking for better fights. I want to face different type of fighters. Truthfully there's talks of us facing Amir Khan but the truth is I'm not interested, I want to face better fighters” revealed Matthysse.

You can listen to Lucas Matthysse’s interview in its entirety by listening to the BoxingScene Radio podcast: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/boxingsceneradio/2013/05/15/boxingscene-radio-the-official-show-of-boxingscenecom

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 DoubleMM on 05-17-2013

[QUOTE=mezoomozaa;13380475]Matthysse , GGG and Canelo are the biggest hype job in boxing today but GGG at least has the amateur record and Canelo is young enough to expect a promising future for him . but when it comes to Matthysse…

Comment by Da Machine on 05-17-2013

[QUOTE=mezoomozaa;13380475]Matthysse , GGG and Canelo are the biggest hype job in boxing today but GGG at least has the amateur record and Canelo is young enough to expect a promising future for him . but when it comes to Matthysse…

Comment by mezoomozaa on 05-17-2013

Matthysse , GGG and Canelo are the biggest hype job in boxing today but GGG at least has the amateur record and Canelo is young enough to expect a promising future for him . but when it comes to Matthysse…

Comment by mezoomozaa on 05-17-2013

Khan is very [B]underrrated[/B] here , Sorry I mean [B]HATED[/B] But it is all started with Garcia fight , and it will end with Garcia rematch

Comment by AntonTheMeh on 05-16-2013

[QUOTE=animalfan10;13379004]Khan beat Maidana who is just as hard of a puncher as Matthyse is....So it's not like hes never faced hard punchers before...He has[/QUOTE] that's not all mathysse is though.

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