Matthysse Sets His Sights on Potential Maidana Clash
By Rick Reeno
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has advised BoxingScene.com that WBC interim-junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (32-2, 30KOs) is very interested in facing his Aregentine countryman Marcos Maidana (31-3, 28KOs) - if Maidana defeats Jesus Soto-Karass on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Maidana-Karass will take place on the undercard of Showtime's quadrupleheader, which is headlined by Saul Alvarez vs. Josesito Lopez.
Matthysse-Maidana has been brewing since the two boxers fought each other in the amateurs. They exchanged punches in a final eliminator where the winner moved forward to represent Argentina in a pre-Olympic tournament. Maidana was awarded the victory.
Matthysse's management told Schaefer that fighting Maidana is "at the top of their list."
[QUOTE=ThePhantom5;12507539] Matthysse-Maidana ends with the ring exploding.[/QUOTE] Probably the best way to sum it up.Comment by Southpawology on 09-14-2012
[QUOTE=Enzo Mc is ****;12508435]This would be a great fight. How famous are these guys in Argentina? Could they do a huge show there?[/QUOTE] they're big in argentina, i remember watching corley vs maidana and maidana vs that russian guy on…Comment by 4Corners on 09-14-2012
Great fight, but I want to see Matthysse fight the other top guy at 140 right now, Danny Garcia.Comment by Beater_of_ass on 09-14-2012
I want to see this as a huge Lucas fan, but from a career standpoint IDK if he should take it. I want to see him in there with Garcia and even Khan as others have stated. I would be…Comment by -Kev- on 09-13-2012
[QUOTE=tlarry;12508974]There's a reason nobody wants to fight Maidana at 140. [B]Floyd Mayweather had a chance and he opted for Victor Ortiz, who Maidana dismantled in 8 rounds. Rather than take on the winner as every champion does, Mayweather took on…Post a Comment - View More User Comments (42)