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Matthysse's Manager: Layoff After Garcia Loss Did Good

By Elisinio Castillo

Dangerous junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse (34-3, 32KOs) needed several months to rest his body, according to his  manager Mario Arano.

Matthysse just returned to the gym and expects to return to action on a date in April. He was last seen in action last September, when he lost a twelve round unanimous decision to WBC/WBA champion Danny Garcia.

Arano said Matthysse has fully recovered from a fractured right orbital bone that he suffered during the fight with Garcia. During the match, Matthysse's eye was practically swollen shut by the end.

"A vacation was needed after a year with three big fights in America. He already recovered from his fractured right orbital bone that he suffered that night [against Garcia]," said Arano.

Arano is looking to position Matthysse for a major title shot by the end of the year.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jondacon on 01-20-2014

[QUOTE=Czarczar;14152976]Remember Cotto targeting Margaritos orbital bone LOL. When they stopped the fight Cotto gave Margarito a long stare. Please Margarito was eating those punches and smiling and then after the fight said Cotto punches like a little girl. Cottto could…

Comment by Box-Office on 01-20-2014

Highly annoying when ppl say Matthysse got exposed. One loss and you are exposed. Woud you rather have a fighter with an inflated unbeaten record? He is more "skilled" than Maidana and not as one dimensional as he seemed vs…

Comment by T.M.T on 01-20-2014

Broner vs mathesse. Make it happen

Comment by Weebler I on 01-20-2014

[QUOTE=AP♠;14153579]I don't want to get in depth (Nor compare) because it would get some ppl butthurt but the same way Matthysse ended up is the way Kovalev will end against Stevenson. Maybe not an orbital problem for Kovalev but both…

Comment by soul_survivor on 01-20-2014

[QUOTE=AP♠;14153579]I don't want to get in depth (Nor compare) because it would get some ppl butthurt but the same way Matthysse ended up is the way Kovalev will end against Stevenson. Maybe not an orbital problem for Kovalev but both…

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