Thurman, Matthysse Doubleheader in Play For April 26

By Rick Reeno

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is planning to stage a "power punch" Showtime televised doubleheader on April 26th. The event could potentially land at StubHub Center in Carson, California  - other venues are being explored as well.

The fight would showcase two of Golden Boy's biggest hitters, Keith Thurman (22-0, 20KOs) and Lucas Matthysse (34-3, 32KOs), in separate fights.

Last year, Thurman made his mark at welterweight - with impressive victories over Diego Chaves, Jesus Soto Karass and Jan Zaveck. Matthysse had a mixed bag of tricks. He blew out Mike Dallas and Lamont Peterson in a combined four rounds, but then lost a twelve round unanimous decision to WBC/WBA junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia on the Mayweather-Canelo undercard last September.

"I'm thinking about April 26th, putting together some sort of a big guns card, where we have two of the biggest punchers in the sport and maybe the two the biggest punchers in the sport - not against each other, but on the same card against formidable opponents. And that would be Keith Thurman fighting somebody and Lucas Matthysse fighting somebody," Schaefer told

"It might happen in Carson, but frankly you can put these guys anywhere. It's like the 'sluggers are coming to town.' Whether you are Mexican or Filipino or Chinese, you would want to watch these guys. If you are a fight fan, you know that these two guys always deliver." 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mrlopez on 03-06-2014

so this confirms that 1, they are not fighting eachother, and 2, they are not fighting vs eachother or vs anyone else on the Mayweathers undercard in May......damn thats gonna be as good a card as everyone was saying!

Comment by ddangerous on 03-06-2014

War Matthysse

Comment by Someone88 on 03-06-2014

This would be a great fight!

Comment by wiz1030 on 03-06-2014

[QUOTE=lillu89;14297475]I thought that guy Chaves from Argentina tested him until Keith finally got the stoppage in the 10[/QUOTE] Me too. I'd like to see him fight again. This card seems like it'll be Knockout Kings 3 or something

Comment by lillu89 on 03-06-2014

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;14296821]Thurman/Collazo would be great... finally test Keef. And give Matthysse a fringe contender for his comeback.[/QUOTE] I thought that guy Chaves from Argentina tested him until Keith finally got the stoppage in the 10

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