Lucas Matthysse Ready For Thurman, Pacquiao, Danny Garcia

By Miguel Rivera

WBA "regular" welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (39-4, 36 KOs) is about to begin training for his next potential fight.

The Argentine puncher is ready to face Manny Pacquiao, WBC/WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman or even do a rematch with Danny Garcia.

Last month in Los Angeles, Matthysse captured the WBA belt with a knockout victory over undefeated Tewa Kiram. The win places Matthysse in line for a world title shot against the 'super' champion - which is Thurman.


Thurman is scheduled to return on May 19th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and no opponent has been set of yet.

Garcia, who last weekend knocked out Brandon Rios, won a twelve round decision over Matthysse in 2013.

Pacquiao is scheduled to fight on April 14th, with Mike Alvarado as the frontrunner opponent to face him.

Among all of the options, Matthysse's manager, Mario Arano, says Pacquiao would be their dream fight.

"There have been some conversations but nothing has come about as of yet. We are ready for Pacquiao, Thurman, Garcia, for whatever," said Arano to ESPN Deportes.

"The truth is that Lucas is ready for anyone. Those who know us know that he has never liked to pick his opponents, and we of course like the fight with Pacquiao."

Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, has already stated to in a recent interview that he's not going to match his fighter with Matthysse in April. He would be open to making that fight at a later point in the year - possibly.

Thurman is making a voluntary defense when he returns, and then he's been ordered to make two mandatory defenses - according to a directive from the WBC. He must face his first mandatory, which is Shawn Porter, and then the second mandatory challenger is Danny Garcia. The door could open for Matthysse - if Porter and Garcia decided to fight each other.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bigjer88 on 02-23-2018

[QUOTE=GFunk23;18510269]Yet another welterweight “champion” that forgets to mention Spence’s name when calling people out. Yet Mikey Garcia gets ridiculed when he does it.[/QUOTE] Mikey gets ridiculed because everyone knows that Roberto is not going to let his little brother fight…

Comment by Dean_Razorback on 02-23-2018

matthysse didn't look good vs a fighter who was there to survive and not get KO'd put him in there with rios and watch him look like a beast again lol. give me a break

Comment by GFunk23 on 02-23-2018

[QUOTE=BLASTER1;18510454]What does Khan stepping up to get knocked out by Nelo got to do with a fight with matthysse and this thread. I just dont see what your trying to say??[/QUOTE] Yes I probably wasn’t clear on that. The point…

Comment by KillaMane26 on 02-23-2018

Not beating Thurman....prolly Garcia tho

Comment by WesternChamp on 02-23-2018

[QUOTE=Taxman2000;18510210][B]Luca's beats Danny[/B] and punchers chance against Thurmon[/QUOTE] lol wishful thinking... as bad as danny was against rios, he still looks way better than lucas.

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