Canelo-Chavez PPV: Lucas Matthysse vs. Pablo Cesar Cano Possible

By Miguel Rivera

Argentinean puncher Lucas 'La Maquina' Matthysse could end up facing Pablo Cesar Cano of Mexico on May 6th, according to a source who spoke with ESPN Deportes.

Matthysse (37-4, 34 KO) has been out of the ring since October 2015, when he suffered an unexpected knockout loss to Viktor Postol in their WBC junior welterweight title fight.

Matthysse is now focused on resuming his career - but now as a welterweight contender with a firm goal of securing a world title at 147-pounds.

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The May card will be an HBO Pay-Per-View event, which features an all-Mexican main event with superstars Canelo Alvarez and Julio César Chávez Jr. colliding at a catch-weight of 164.5-pounds.

Cano (30-5-1, 21 KOs) apparently has two options sent in front of him. One option is Matthysse. And the other option is undefeated welterweight contender Antonio Orozco (25-0, 16 KO), who is close to landing a world title shot at 140-pounds.

The question is whether or not Orozco would be willing to move up to the welterweight limit. Last month, he was scheduled to fight - but his bout got canceled on the day of the weigh-in after the boxer was so dehydrated from struggling to make weight that he fainting.

Other fighters who might see action on the Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. undercard could be Joseph "Jo Jo" Diaz, who also has Mexican blood, and Diego de la Hoya - as long as he wins in his February 25 fight against Yoandris Salinas in support of Miguel Cotto's HBO Pay-Per-View fight against James Kirkland in Texas. Both Diaz and De La Hoya have seen action on some of Canelo's past undercards.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GMAN SUPREME on 01-27-2017

wouldn't be shocked if cano schooled mathyysse at this have to question his eye injury and his heart.lucas looks like a fighter who's lost the will to win after his loss to postol.

Comment by BaDaBingVIP2 on 01-27-2017

you are right. check out margarito and his terminator eye. also kell brook better keep that eye protected too. GGG smashed that eye pretty good too.

Comment by HandsofIron on 01-27-2017

Not bad, not bad. I'm not sure if Matthysse can bounce back from that eye/face injury. Those types of injuries are usually career ending for a boxer or fighter.

Comment by SalimShady1212 on 01-27-2017

[QUOTE=BaDaBingVIP2;17384080]if im not mistaken, i thought matthysse made the move to 147 once and didnt show he brought his power up. lets see what the lay off did for him. but once an eye is injured, it will consistantly swell…

Comment by 123tommy on 01-27-2017

Not an easy fight for Matthysse after the layoff.He should take a tune up.

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