By Luke Furman
Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya is going to work on a junior welterweight fight between Adrien Broner (29-1, 22KOs) and Lucas Matthysse (36-3, 34KOs).
Both fighters appeared in showcase fights on Saturday night at the U.S Bank Arena in Cincinnati. Broner won a twelve round decision over Emmanuel Taylor in the main event, and Matthysse stopped Roberto Ortiz in the second round in the co-feature. The event was seen as a prelude to a Broner-Matthysse showdown.
After the match, Broner called for the fight and said "I want Matthysse next."
De La Hoya, who promotes both boxers, said "Broner-Matthysee - let's make the fight."
Matthysse captured the WBC silver junior welterweight title with his victory over Ortiz. He is interested in facing Broner, but his preference is a rematch with WBC/WBA champion Danny Garcia, who defeated the Argentinean boxer last September.
Both fighters are managed by Al Haymon and fight on the Showtime network. Few obstacles stand in the way of making the fight.
Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org