Floyd Mayweather Sr. at the Mayweather Boxing Club (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)
By Chris Robinson
In the wake of his 3rd round TKO over Lamont Peterson this past weekend, Lucas Matthysse’s stock is as high as ever.
The WBC interim champion in the junior welterweight division, Matthysse overwhelmed Peterson, the IBF belt holder, with his power. The rugged Argentinean would score three knockdowns in as many rounds, forcing referee Steve Smoger to wave off the contest inside of the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Matthysse has been linked to a possible fight in September with WBA/WBC champion Danny Garcia, yet there are some who are curious how he would do against the sport’s premier fighter, Floyd Mayweather.
On May 4th, Mayweather would successfully defend his WBC welterweight title against Robert Guerrero inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Showing tremendous movement with his feet and impeccable timing, Mayweather was as sterling as ever, winning a commanding unanimous decision over twelve rounds.
With the intrigue of a Mayweather-Matthysse fight slowly growing, I felt the need to ask Mayweather’s father and trainer Floyd Sr. for his breakdown of such a fight. Continue reading →
Chris Robinson catches up with outspoken trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., who reacts to WBC interim junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse’s 3rd round TKO over Lamont Peterson this past weekend. Hear why Floyd Sr. wasn’t too impressed with Matthysse as well as his thoughts on a fight between him and his son Floyd
Lucas Matthysse following his triumph over Lamont Peterson on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)
By Chris Robinson
The boxing world is still abuzz over Lucas Matthysse’s incredible knockout over Lamont Peterson on Saturday night.
Inside of the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Matthysse, the WBC interim champion at 140 pounds, would drop the highly-regarded Peterson three times for a resounding third round TKO that highlighted his power and precision.
The building was packed with boxing luminaries for Matthysse’s triumph, including living legend and reigning IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins.
Never one to overly-gush about his fellow prizefighters, Hopkins couldn’t help but give Matthysse praise following his victory Continue reading →
Photo updates from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City as Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse scored an emphatic 3rd round TKO over a brave but outgunned Lamont Peterson (31-2-1, 16 KO’s). Matthysse dropped Peterson in the second round and floored him again with a huge left hook in the 3rd before leveling him once more before referee Steve Smoger waived it off.
All photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda
In the televised co-feature, IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (25-1, 14 KO’s) stopped a courageous Lee Purdy (20-4-1, 13 KO’s) after seven rounds of action, as his corner elected to throw in the towel.
On the undercard, welterweight contender Shawn Porter (21-0-1, 14 KO’s) looked sharp in outhustling and outclassing Canada’s Phil Lo Greco (25-1, 14 KO’s) over ten rounds. Porter was too fast for Lo Greco, as a knockdown in the tenth round put a stamp on his performance.
Please check out a replay of Lucas Matthysse’s 3rd round drilling of Lamont Peterson in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In a Showtime-televised attraction, Matthysse would drop Peterson once in the second and twice in the third, as referee Steve Smoger waived the fight off. Continue reading →
IFilmLondon’s Kugas Cassius speaks with the legendary Bernard Hopkins, who claims that interim WBC junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse is boxing latest superstar following his 3rd round TKO over Lamont Peterson Continue reading →
Amir Khan speaks with Sky Sports and gives his ringside account of Lucas Matthysse’s crushing third round TKO over Lamont Peterson in Atlantic City. Continue on to the video to hear what Khan had to say about the fight, his thoughts on facing Matthysse, and much more…
Lucas Matthysse weighing in while in Atlantic City for his clash with Lamont Peterson (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)
By Chris Robinson
Having come across as gentleman of the sport over the years, it’s not surprising to expect a lack of pre-fight drama or theatrics to be coming from IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson and Lucas Matthysse, the division’s WBC interim champion, ahead of their pivotal match later tonight.
Peterson faces Matthysse inside of the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City in a Showtime-televised attraction that will change the landscape of the junior welterweight class, this despite the fight taking place at a catch weight of 141 pounds.
While speaking to various members of the media ahead of his 34th professional bout, Peterson (31-1-1, 16 KO’s) seemed to dismiss the notion that he had to be weary of Matthysse’s brute punching power. Continue reading →
Photos from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City as IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson and interim WBC champion Lucas Matthysse weigh in ahead of their clash on Saturday, May 18th on Showtime Championship Boxing. Peterson made the contracted limit of 141 pounds while Matthysse was one pound under at 140.
Also weighing in was IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (146.7 pounds) and his opponent Lee Purdy, who came in a pound overweight.
Lamont Peterson and Lucas Matthysse weighing in on Friday afternoon (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)
By Chris Robinson
After a tumultuous 2012 that saw him sitting on the sidelines, IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson returned with an emphatic victory this past February, battering former titlist Kendall Holt over the course of eight rounds before seeing the fight waived off.
With momentum again on his side, Peterson (31-1-1, 16 KO’s) finds himself in a crucial match later tonight, as he will be locking horns with Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse (33-2, 31 KO’s) inside of the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Regarded by many as the best fighter at 140 pounds, Matthysse is an iron-willed, heavy-handed puncher who has boxing skills and abilities that are often overlooked.
And while Matthysse last impression left for boxing fans was a chilling one, as he iced Mike Dallas Jr. in under one round, Peterson feels that all the hoopla surrounding his vaunted power has been overplayed. Continue reading →
Chris Robinson catches up with respected trainer Jeff Mayweather inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he takes a look at the junior welterweight showdown between IBF champion Lamont Peterson and WBC interim champion Lucas Matthysse Continue reading →
Reporter Michelle Phelps and other media members catch up with WBC interim junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in Atlantic City ahead of his clash with IBF champion Lamont Peterson. Here what Matthysse had to say about his house in Argentina recently being broken into and his thoughts on facing Peterson Continue reading →
Reporter Michelle Phelps was on hand for the Official weigh-in ahead of IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson clash with WBC interim champion Lucas Matthysse. Each man made the contracted 141-pound weight limit, with Peterson weighing 141 pounds and Matthysse coming in at 140 pounds Continue reading →
Reporter Michelle Phelps sits down with IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson, as he speaks on his upcoming clash with Lucas Matthysse in Atlantic City, his training camp with Adrien Broner, his sparring session a few years back with Floyd Mayweather, a potential fight with Danny Garcia, and the PED accusations against him.
Article by Chris Robinson / Photos courtesy of Matias Erbin (Team Matthysse)
Exclusive photos from the training camp of WBC interim junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse, as he wraps up training camp in Junin, Argentina, ahead of his May 18th clash with IBF titlist Lamont Peterson.
Peterson vs. Matthysse will take place from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City with Showtime televising the proceedings.