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De La Hoya Ready To Make Broner vs. Matthysse

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

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by 10COUNT on 09-08-2014

The way the boxing landscape has been, I think we may see Pac vs May before we see this.

Comment by ArgentinaX on 09-08-2014

[QUOTE=tito_bandito;14926547]Broner has to throw more to back Matthysse up and move lateral. I hope Broner wins cuz Matthysse fans are more annoying than broner himself.[/QUOTE] People who constantly talk about "Matthysse Fans" take the cake fried. Get over it.

Comment by Mr. Punch-Out!! on 09-08-2014

I want to see it. Even though Matthysse would be the favorite, there's always the possibility of a surprise so yeah, why not? This is one fight fans want and it would surely get high ratings.

Comment by PulpFriction on 09-08-2014

Doubt haymon allows this matchup but would def be excited to see

Comment by tito_bandito on 09-08-2014

Broner has to throw more to back Matthysse up and move lateral. I hope Broner wins cuz Matthysse fans are more annoying than broner himself.

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