Lucas Matthysse-Pablo Cesar Cano Showdown in Talks

By Elisinio Castillo

Last week, reported that Lucas 'Machine' Matthysse was potentially going to face Mauricio "Maestro" Herrera as part of the HBO Pay-Per-View undercard for Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez's defense of the WBC middleweight world title against British superstar Amir 'King' Khan. The event is happening at the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to reports in Argentina, there is a new player in the mix to face Matthysse - Mexican welterweight Pablo Cesar Cano (29-4-1, 21KOs), who is best known for his battles with Erik Morales, Shane Mosley, Paulie Malignaggi and Ashley Theophane.

There is no guarantee that Matthysse-Cano would end up landing on the Canelo-Khan card, but it's very possible.


Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) is coming off a knockout loss in his junior WBC welterweight title bout with unbeaten Viktor Postol last October. Matthysse was stopped in the ninth round. He is now looking to switch weight divisions by moving up to the welterweight limit of 147-pounds.

Cano fought in December in Mexico, where he won a ten round unanimous decision over Silverio Ortiz (who went the distance last week with Frankie Gomez).

Herrera is reportedly now in talks for a rematch with Ruslan Provodnikov. They faced each other in January 2011, when Herrera handed Provodnikov his first career defeat. Matthysse won a close decision over Provodnikov early last year.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Raonic on 02-12-2016

Fight by me for a comeback fight after a KO loss. I'd like to see him fight this year or next year.

Comment by SalimShady1212 on 02-12-2016

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;16463193]Yea, it's a pretty good fight for both guys at this stage. Matthyse needs to find his feet at welter or move back down to 140. Not sure if he was having trouble making weight, or if his team decided…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 02-12-2016

[QUOTE=ironmike2012;16460678]Cano is not a bad fight coming off a loss. He is game, but not too dangerous. If Lucas losses, he doesn't get killed. He will know his career is over. If he wins, he gets back on track for…

Comment by bigdunny1 on 02-12-2016

Cano is a solid fighter good match up for a rebound fight. Lucas coming off a loss so it doesn't make sense to throw him in a big fight right away. Rebuild his confidence and image. If he looks good…

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 02-12-2016

[QUOTE=killakali;16460337]I heard he defeated Ashley Theophane who is fighting Broner for a world title. I also heard he got robbed vs Paulie Malignaggi and gave ol' Sugars Shane a tough fight.[/QUOTE] Watch the fights and you tell me if he…

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