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Lucas Matthysse Blasts Critics Who Claim He Quit With Pacquiao

By Elisinio Castillo

Lucas Matthysse (39-5, 36 KOs) is back home in Argentina and he wasn't happy with some of the statements that were being made regarding his performance from this past weekend.

Matthysse, in his first defense of the WBA "regular" welterweight title, was battered and stopped by eight division champion Manny Pacquiao in seven rounds in Malaysia.

It was Pacquiao's first fight since July 2017 when he lost a controversial decision to Jeff Horn, and it was Matthysse's first bout since capturing the title in January.

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Matthysse was dropped in the third round by an uppercut, he took a voluntary knee in the fifth after getting hit with a temple shot. And then he went down for a third time in the seventh from another uppercut, and remained on a knee as referee Kenny Bayless waved off the fight.

There were many critics, including a good number in Argentina, who felt Matthysse quit and was looking for a way out in the contest.

When Matthysse arrived at Ezeiza Airport, he lashed out.

"They say I [quit] and a lot of bullsh*t, nonsense," Matthysse said.

"I know everything I did, and I know what kind of effort I made. But things did not work out," said Matthysse.

"Just as we criticize Messi, who is the best soccer player, [the critics] are going to kill me. That's how we Argentines are. You have to put up with everything people say, but I'm very proud of where I came from and I got the most out of what an Argentine boxer can aspire to achieve.

"You win some and you lose some. They give you criticism, but we Argentines are like that, what are you going to do. Right now I have to rest. I was away from home for a long time, I want to be with my daughter and my family, who are the ones who always welcome me with a hug."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing Goat on 09-13-2018

[QUOTE=Tha Kid;19095127]Why the truth hurts bi*tch? Hahaha! Marquez put his ass in lala land with that straight right[/QUOTE] You're way late, don't know who you are and don't care. [email protected] off jr :fu2:

Comment by Tha Kid on 09-13-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing Goat;18948862]Stay off my [email protected] when I wasn't talking to you lil douche nozzle. Hating idiot. :booty:[/QUOTE] Why the truth hurts bi*tch? Hahaha! Marquez put his ass in lala land with that straight right

Comment by Hatesrats on 07-23-2018

Lucas will never allow himself to be in a slugfest ever again. The eye problem has has changed his mentality. He took a shot early that made him feel temp blinded & was tapped out from that point on.

Comment by Boxing Goat on 07-23-2018

[QUOTE=kidbazooka;18958696]I’m a huge Lucas fan but he straight up quit plain and simple[/QUOTE] No, he got knocked out

Comment by Boxing Goat on 07-22-2018

[QUOTE=Catrin;18955822]Than why compete? To be a stepping stone....? Pacman has nothing to prove to the sport.[/QUOTE] So you think if the odds are against a fighter they just shouldn't fight? I'm afraid the sport would go away if everyone looked…

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