By Marcelo Gonzalez
Manager and Argentine promoter Mario Arano has denied the recent reports which state that his client, Lucas Matthysse (34-3, 32KOs), will return to the ring on May 3rd against Fidel Maldonado Jr. - as part of the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana Showtime pay-per-view undercard.
Arano confirmed BoxingScene.com's previous report, stating that Matthysse and Keith Thurman would be featured in separate fights on April 26th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
"I categorically deny that story that was running all over the social network Twitter, saying that Lucas will face Fidel Maldonado on the night when Chino Maidana will fight with Mayweather on May 3 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. All of that is false. We are confident that Lucas will fight of April 26 in Carson, California, against an opponent to be confirmed," said Arano
Matthysse is training as usual in the city of Junín, a Buenos Aires province, with his new team led by trainers Luis "Cuty" Barrera and former triple world champion Juan Coggi.Tags: Lucas Matthysse