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Peterson vs. Matthysse at 141-Pound Catch-Weight

By Edward Chaykovsky

Lucas Matthysse and Lamont Peterson are working hard for their upcoming match, scheduled to take place on May 18th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Peterson (31-1-1, 16 KO’s) vs. Matthysse (33-2, 31 KO’s) will be the Showtime televised fight to Devon Alexander vs. Kell Brook will headline the show. Golden Boy Promotions announced earlier today that Peterson-Matthysse will take place at the catch-weight of 141-pounds, which means Peterson's IBF junior welterweight title, and Matthysse's WBC interim-title, are not at stake.

The fight is technically being billed as a "twelve round welterweight" match. Matthysse, the WBC's mandatory challenger to champion Danny Garcia, would likely remain in that position regardless of the Peterson outcome.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 04-10-2013

So is it true that Matthysse is the one who asked that his WBC Interim title not be on the line?

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 04-10-2013

[quote=Mr. Philadel] Quote: Originally Posted by hougigo Guess they don't want Peterson losing his belt nah...it was Lucas who REQUESTED that his WBA interim strap not be on the line...so Peterson responded by saying.. if his strap is not at…

Comment by cantor5150 on 04-10-2013

[QUOTE=mercadojglb;13225830]Marquez (Top Rank) is the WB0 champion. It would be interesting to see what he does in his next fight. He can fight Bradley (titleholder) at 147 and most likely vacates the WB0 title at 140. He can stay at…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 04-10-2013

[QUOTE=Mr. Philadel;13229287]nah...it was Lucas who REQUESTED that his WBA interim strap not be on the line...so Peterson responded by saying.. if his strap is not at stake why should mines?!?...so thats why we have this 141 bs....thanks Lucas....maybe the guy…

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 04-10-2013

[QUOTE=hougigo;13225123]Guess they don't want Peterson losing his belt[/QUOTE] nah...it was Lucas who REQUESTED that his WBA interim strap not be on the line...so Peterson responded by saying.. if his strap is not at stake why should mines?!?...so thats why we…

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