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 Last update:  7/13/2014       Read more by Ryan Burton            &
Matthysse-Perez in Play For September 6, Showtime
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By Ryan Burton has been advised by multiple sources that Michael "The Artist" Perez (20-1) is under strong consideration be Lucas Matthysse's opponent on September 6th. Our sources have cautioned that contracts have not been signed but an agreement has nearly been reached.

Golden Boy Promotions is planning a Showtime tripleheader that will also feature Adrien Broner and the return of Andre Berto in separate nights. Brooklyn and San Antonio are the cities most likely to host the event.

Perez has gone 5-0-1 since suffering his only career defeat, a stoppage loss to undefeated lightweight champion Omar Figueroa. Matthysse will represent a significant step up in class from Perez's last 6 opponents.  

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Tags: Lucas Matthysse , Michael Perez

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comment by kombayn, on 07-14-2014
Adrien Broner vs. Josesito Lopez Lucas Matthysse vs. Michael Perez Andre Berto vs. Karim Mayfield

comment by PunchyPotorff, on 07-14-2014
I think what we have here is Espinoza overthinks too much and has 'corporate-ized' the living daylights out of Showtime boxing. And he certainly is way too safe when he talks about it. Then we have Haymon who is really a two-edged sword: Good for the fighters with their paychecks, bad for the spo...

comment by PurePugilist216, on 07-14-2014
[QUOTE=Da Machine Doe]No he beat the shit out of a guy clearly bigger then him you fucking retard. Can't stand dipshit poster s like you. Im gonna start going in hard on you faggots. Be ready bitch. Anyways.... As a Matthysse fan, I disprove of this BS. Unlike a lot of dudes here I want to see...

comment by Russian Crushin, on 07-14-2014
Just horrible, quality of opponents keeps dropping

comment by HanzGruber, on 07-14-2014
Another lightweight eh

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