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 Last update:  9/13/2012       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Team Maidana Open To Matthysse, at a Catch-Weight
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By Rick Reeno

In an earlier story on BoxingScene.com, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer revealed that WBC interim-junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (32-2, 30KOs) is very interested in facing his Aregentine countryman Marcos Maidana (31-3, 28KOs) - if Maidana defeats Jesus Soto-Karass on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

BoxingScene would later speak to Sebastian Contursi, the longtime adviser to Maidana.

Contursi doesn't believe Matthysse is looking for a move to 147, and Maidana is not capable of making 140-pounds.

What Contursi proposes, if Matthysse and his management are actually serious, is a catch-weight in the middle. Contursi believes his fighter would be open to the idea of a catch-weight at 143 or 144 - with of course the right money on the table.

Tags: Lucas Matthysse , Marcos Maidana



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comment by ironmike2012, on 09-14-2012
Fight of the year, make it happen, doesn't matter the weight. Hopefully it will be on HBO.

comment by .:: JSFD26 ::., on 09-14-2012
[QUOTE=apocalypto]what ever make it happen I dont care. This fight is like angulo kirkland two mother fckers going in there not to box but kill each other.:killyou:[/QUOTE] Except Matthysse can mix it up and box if he has to. [QUOTE=The Weebler II]I find it difficult to believe Maidana can't ma...

comment by Cali boxer, on 09-14-2012
[QUOTE=FromBA]It would be a bad choice for Matthysse. He has improved, but I can tell you Maidana hits much harder. This is the fight Matthysse has to avoid. Maidana by KO.[/QUOTE]I think Maidana's lost a step and Matthysse looks fresh. Matthysse by TKO

comment by FromBA, on 09-14-2012
It would be a bad choice for Matthysse. He has improved, but I can tell you Maidana hits much harder. This is the fight Matthysse has to avoid. Maidana by KO.

comment by black.ink, on 09-14-2012
I'm in. 143-144. War.

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