by Rick Reeno
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer confirmed an earlier story posted on BoxingScene.com, regarding junior welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse (33-2, 31KOs) signing a deal with influental adviser/manager Al Haymon. Matthysse is facing IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (31-1-1, 16KOs) in a catch-weight bout on May 18th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Going in Haymon's direction would certainly assist Matthysse, the WBC's mandatory challenger, in his quest to secure a fight with full WBC champ Danny Garcia, also handled by Haymon. However, Matthysse has a tough task ahead with Peterson.
"I can confirm. Matthysse will still remain with Mario Arano, but he did bring in Al Haymon as an adviser," Schaefer told BoxingScene.com.