By Rick Reeno
Golden Boy Promotions CEO, Richard Schaefer, sees a lot of options for Lucas Matthysse (36-3, 33KOs) - at 140 and 147. On Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, Matthysse took part in a 'Fight of The Year' candidate when he overcame two knockdowns and scored three of his own to knock John Molina out in eleven rounds.
Matthysse would like to fight Danny Garcia in a rematch, but the WBA/WBC 140-pound champion is likely having his final match at junior welterweight in July. Garcia plans to be at 147 by the end of the year.
"I think there is a good chance that Danny Garcia will move up, but regardless of whether or not Lucas stays at 140 or 147, there are so many great options. Eventually a fight with [Lucas] and [Robert] Guerrero would be great as well. A fight between him and [Keith Thurman]. There are so many options, they are never ending," Schaefer said.
"He's making 140 pretty easy. Before the fight, they told he that he was on weight three or four days out, so he has no problem making weight. I think if there is the right fight at 147, he will go to 147. If there is no reason to go to 147, and then Danny moves up, maybe he will clean out the 140 division."
One potential option at 140, and a lucrative one, is former three division champion Adrien Broner (27-1, 22KOs). Last December, Broner lost a twelve round decision to Matthysse's countryman Marcos Maidana. Broner, who jumped from 135 to 147 last June, will make his debut at 140 this coming Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Broner will face Carlos Molina as part of the Floyd Mayweather-Maidana Showtime Pay-Per-View.
"That would be unbelievable. I would love to see that one too," Schaefer said.
Tags: Adrien Broner , Lucas Matthysse , Richard Schaefer