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Matthysse's Eye Injury Lingers, Ruled Out For Canelo-Khan

By Steve Kim

Due to lingering effects of his eye injury that he suffered in his October knockout loss to Viktor Postol, Lucas Matthysse (37-4, 34KOs) will not be part of the May 7th pay-per-view card featuring Saul Alvarez and Amir Khan from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

"He's going to hold off, he wasn't 100-percent. He had some discomfort with that injured eye he had hurt in that Postol fight," explained Eric Gomez, Sr. V.P. of Golden Boy Promotions on Wednesday morning, just minutes before he was headed to San Diego to meet with Mario Arano, who manages Matthysse. Matthysee was stopped by Postol in ten rounds at the StubHub Center for the vacant WBC 140-pound title.

The Argentine was slated to make his welterweight debut against Mauricio Herrera on that card but now that undercard - "It's going to change a little bit. We're still working on a few other things. We're going to meet with Oscar (De La Hoya) today to discuss ideas and we'll start working on them,"explained Gomez.

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There is the possibility of heavyweight, Luis Ortiz, who just recently stopped veteran Tony Thompson in six rounds in Washington D.C, but the interim WBA heavyweight champion does have a mandatory obligation.

"We would love to have him on there,"said Gomez. "He's gotta fight Alexander Ustinov. It just depends on whether we can make a deal or not because if we can't, we might have to go to purse bid. We don't know."

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -Kev- on 03-10-2016

[QUOTE=killakali;16525689]U mean Postol did. Lucas chin checked Provdnikov and others after the Garcia fight.[/QUOTE] It was definitely Postol. But actually in the very next fight after DSG, Matthysse was knocked down hard a couple of times by Molina Jr. It…

Comment by paulf on 03-10-2016

I was just looking at Golden Boys roster... man. The're hanging by a thread when it comes to name fighters [I]now[/I], but they've signed a lot of young guys with potential. But they need some names for this card. Oscar…

Comment by Chuckguy on 03-10-2016

[QUOTE=larryx..;16525674]The Machine........is broken[/QUOTE] Omg this sh it was great! Good one larrold

Comment by bigdunny1 on 03-10-2016

[QUOTE=GMAN SUPREME;16526355]ortiz just fought and toreano johnson is out with an injury those two will not be on the undercard.replace johnson with kirkland and that's a respectable undercard.[/QUOTE] I would love to see that fight. Kirkland pulled out of a…

Comment by Dean_Razorback on 03-09-2016

[QUOTE=solo20;16526552]you guys do know his eye was damage by some unknown bum early in his career Danny did not cause it or Pistol the fight is on youtube[/QUOTE] vs vivian harris he suffered a similar injury as in the garcia…

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