By Elisinio Castillo

According to sources in Argentina, the World Boxing Council has named Lucas Matthysse (37-3, 34KOs) as the mandatory challenger to the WBC junior welterweight title. Matthysse returned to form two weeks ago, winning a twelve round majority decision over dangerous Ruslan Provodnikov in Verona, New York.

Matthysse had challenged champion Danny Garcia for the title in 2013 and lost a twelve round majority decision. The Argentine fighter has won three fights since.

Garcia must first face number one challenger Viktor Postol, but there is no word on what will happen with Garcia fighting above the junior welterweight limit in his last two ring appearances and most expect him to move up to welterweight before the end of the year.

Should Garcia move up and vacate, it would leave the door open for a Matthysse vs. Postol clash for the vacant title.