Matthysse Wants Alexander Rematch, Training For a KO

By Ryan Burton

We recently welcomed junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29KOs) to's official audio show, The Boxing Lab. The hard hitting Argentine has only two defeats on his record but many observers feel that he did enough to pull out wins against Zab Judah and Devon Alexander.  Matthysse said that he would love to have a rematch Alexander, who has since moved up to the welterweight division.

"I don't think I lost those fights. On paper it may say that but I don't think I lost them. I definitely want a rematch with Alexander.  I don't know if Judah is going to continue fighting but I know a rematch between Alexander and me would be a great fight," Matthysse stated.

Matthysse faces undefeated Nigerian Ajose Olusegun (32-0) on Saturday in a fight televised by Showtime. Wary of the questionable decisions he has received on U.S. soil, Matthysse said he doesn't plan on leaving the final verdict to the judges.

"I think I won those fights but this time I'm training for a knockout. I'm not going to leave it to the judges. I'm going to win this fight and the title for my country,"

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 09-06-2012

[QUOTE=fundicao;12484207]Since maidana's fight i say i would never watch alexander fighting again not even with mayweather...clinching all time very boring...danny garcia is next for lucas[/QUOTE] I hope your right,but I truly doubt it...

Comment by fundicao on 09-06-2012

Since maidana's fight i say i would never watch alexander fighting again not even with mayweather...clinching all time very boring...danny garcia is next for lucas

Comment by ddangerous on 09-06-2012

[QUOTE=intoccabile;12481931]No he hasn't. He didn't say Alexander hasn't fought "AT" WW, he said he hasn't fought "A" WW. Randal Bailey will be the first WW he's fought.[/QUOTE] Maidana was "A" WW when they fought. That is all I meant.

Comment by ElBossHogg™ on 09-06-2012

Aint all fight in St Louie 10 rounders LOL, Champions that dont defend in championship bouts LOL I say Bring on the rematch that fight was close with the edge going to Lucas, Alexander did that "I dont care about…

Comment by codey on 09-06-2012

I doubt Alexander would give Matthysse a rematch. I mean.. he was literally fighting for his life in there first encounter. lol I don't think he would crave that experience again.

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