Matthysse Sets His Sights on Potential Maidana Clash

By Rick Reeno

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has advised that WBC interim-junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (32-2, 30KOs) is very interested in facing his Aregentine countryman Marcos Maidana (31-3, 28KOs) - if Maidana defeats Jesus Soto-Karass on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Maidana-Karass will take place on the undercard of Showtime's quadrupleheader, which is headlined by Saul Alvarez vs. Josesito Lopez.

Matthysse-Maidana has been brewing since the two boxers fought each other in the amateurs. They exchanged punches in a final eliminator where the winner moved forward to represent Argentina in a pre-Olympic tournament. Maidana was awarded the victory.

Matthysse's management told Schaefer that fighting Maidana is "at the top of their list."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by demonlight on 09-14-2012

[QUOTE=ThePhantom5;12507539] Matthysse-Maidana ends with the ring exploding.[/QUOTE] Probably the best way to sum it up.

Comment by Southpawology on 09-14-2012

[QUOTE=Enzo Mc is ****;12508435]This would be a great fight. How famous are these guys in Argentina? Could they do a huge show there?[/QUOTE] they're big in argentina, i remember watching corley vs maidana and maidana vs that russian guy on…

Comment by 4Corners on 09-14-2012

Great fight, but I want to see Matthysse fight the other top guy at 140 right now, Danny Garcia.

Comment by Beater_of_ass on 09-14-2012

I want to see this as a huge Lucas fan, but from a career standpoint IDK if he should take it. I want to see him in there with Garcia and even Khan as others have stated. I would be…

Comment by -Kev- on 09-13-2012

[QUOTE=tlarry;12508974]There's a reason nobody wants to fight Maidana at 140. [B]Floyd Mayweather had a chance and he opted for Victor Ortiz, who Maidana dismantled in 8 rounds. Rather than take on the winner as every champion does, Mayweather took on…

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