Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Joel Diaz Sees a Title Run For Lucas Matthysse - But at 140

by Steve Kim

Lucas Matthysse will make his return to the ring this Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas as he faces Emmanuel Taylor as a part of the HBO pay-per-view card that features the Mexican grudge match between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

The last time the boxing public saw Matthysse was in October of 2015, when the boxer was getting stopped in ten rounds by Viktor Postol for the vacant WBC super lightweight title.

During that fight, Matthysse suffered an eye injury and that ailment kept him out of the ring in 2016.

boxing

For this bout, Matthysse is under the guidance of trainer Joel Diaz, who says 'the Machine' can still make a title run.

But he points out - "Not at 147, at 140. He's walking around at 153, right now," Diaz said last week at a media workout that was organized by Golden Boy Promotions, which is staging this card.

"At this point of his career ,coming back the (Taylor) fight is set at '47 but if it were my decision I'd bring him down to '40. Why? Because he's walking around at '53 now. He's not at 160 or 162 - he's walking around at '53 and he's been at '53 since he got here like three, four weeks ago. Which means he shouldn't have a problem. But they have a different mentality and I don't want to break it, right now," said Diaz.

For much of his career Matthysse (37-4, 34 KO's) has campaigned at 140, having battled the likes of Zab Judah, Devon Alexander, Lamont Peterson, Humberto Soto, John Molina, Danny Garcia and Ruslan Provodnikov in this weight class.

"When he came to me the fight was set at '47 and I want to leave it as is,' 'continued Diaz. "But if it were my preference from the beginning I would've brought him down to '40. Thirteen pounds is not a big deal."

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mexicanstyle on 05-03-2017

sorry my spacer isbroke jejeje

Comment by mexicanstyle on 05-03-2017

what doesthathas todowithboxingcomputer warriors

Comment by mexicanstyle on 05-03-2017

lucas is an underated boxer people got enam,ored with his 1punch kos.he did to but whenit comes to fight 147 willbe adifficult weight to impose his will against opponents the likes of porter it would be afun scrap bcause you…

Comment by JASON SHAW on 05-02-2017

[quote=bigstomps;17637382]damn shut up b itch! You always crying about something! You need a black dick to suck on? I'm sure if you go to the liquor store down the street from your house you can find a black crackhead who…

Comment by BigStomps on 05-02-2017

[QUOTE=JASON SHAW;17636524][MENTION=18563]boxingscene[/MENTION] HEY GUYS, HOW ABOUT POSTING THE HBO RATINGS FROM THIS WEEKEND? OR HOW ABOUT POSTING THE GOLDEN GIRL ON ESPN2 RATING EVERY WEEK LIKE YOU DO WITH PBC??? WHO IS RUNNING THIS BIASED WEBSITE THESE DAYS ANYWAYS?:boxing:[/QUOTE] Damn…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (18)
Top Headlines Joshua, Wilder, Fury Comprise Boxing's Ultimate Reality Show Eleider Alvarez Felt Golovkin Won, Vows To Beat Down Kovalev Jean Pascal vs. Gary Kopas at Cruiserweight on November 9 Oquendo: WBA Should Do The Right Thing, Crown Me Champion WBC Prez is Proud of Povetkin's Performance With Joshua Linares Finds New Hunger at 140, Still Eyes Mikey Garcia, Loma Oscar Valdez To Start Training Camp With Reynoso on October 1 Anthony Joshua: I'll Fight Wilder Even If He Loses To Tyson Fury Juanma: I Hope Gamboa Faces Me, Doesn't Run To Fight Loma Hearn: Wilder Must Agree Now, We Won't Wait Until Fury Fight! Joshua: Povetkin Strong, But Didn't Hurt Me In The First Round Photos: Luke Campbell Avenges Loss To Yvan Mendy Dillian Whyte To Anthony Joshua: I'm Here, Ready To Fight Next Photos: Sergey Kuzmin Stops Injured David Price in Four Joshua Wants Wilder-Fury Winner April 13 at Wembley Stadium Photos: Anthony Joshua Blasts Out Povetkin - MEGA Gallery Anthony Joshua: Fans Can Decide My April Foe! Photos: Lawrence Okolie Defeats Matty Askin in a Stinker Photos: Shakhram Giyasov Breaks Down, Stops Laguna Danny Garcia: Porter Loss Was Tough, I Have A lot of Fight Left! Jayson Velez Demolishes Orlando Cruz in Two Rounds Krael Shocks Borrego on Mayweather Card, Bellows is Upset Selina Barrios Dominates Juarez: Wants Taylor, Mayer, Serrano Hearn: Fury is The Most Unentertaining Fighter I've Ever Seen! Anthony Joshua: I Got My Knockout Streak Back Povetkin Credits Joshua For Big Win, Has No Excuses Over Loss Arum Very Interested in Bringing Canelo and Golovkin To ESPN Danny Gonzalez Edges Johnny Hernandez in Tough Fight Hearn: We Want Wilder Now, It's Biggest Fight in World Boxing Firat Arslan, Emre Cukur, Tarik Sozer Victorius in Istanbul Fury Not Impressed With Joshua Win: Biggest Bum I Ever Saw Photos: Tony Bellew, Oleksandr Usyk - Face To Face at Wembley Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin - CompuBox Punch Stats Joshua's Promoter: We'll Try For The Deontay Wilder Fight Again Anthony Joshua Drops, Stops Alexander Povetkin in Seventh Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin: LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jonathan Taconing Dominates Vince Paras, Retains in Manila Luke Campbell Gets Revenge, Decisions Yvan Mendy Joshua vs. Povetkin: CompuBox Historical Review Luke Campbell vs. Yvan Mendy - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement