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Trainer Luis ‘Cuty’ Barrera claims Lucas Matthysse is already at 148 pounds ahead of the Danny Garcia clash and shares other camp notes from Argentina

Lucas Matthysse training with coach Luis ‘Cuty’ Barrera in Buenos Aires, Argentina ahead of his Sept. 14 fight with Danny Garcia (Photo: Team Matthysse)

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By Chris Robinson

The training camp of WBC interim champion Lucas Matthysse (34-2, 32 KO’s) is in full swing down in Buenos Aires, Argentina, ahead of his Sept. 14 date with WBA/WBC champion Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KO’s) in Las Vegas.

HustleBoss.com caught up with Matthysse’s trainer Luis “Cuty” Barrera and got some insight into how camp is shaping up thus far.

“I’ve been with Lucas for ten years,” Barrera stated. “He doesn’t think about the rival; he thinks to train hard. Of course we respect Danny Garcia. I study the positive and negative things [about] Garcia, but I want to train hard with Lucas for this important fight.”

Barrera revealed that Matthysse begins his daily regimen at 7 in the morning with his strength and conditioning coach Gerardo Pereyra, whom he works with until 9 a.m.

Lucas Matthysse sharp mitt work as he trains for Sept. 14th Danny Garcia clash [Exclusive footage]

Exclusives updates from Buenos Aires, Argentina as WBC interim champion Lucas Matthysse puts in works on the mitts with trainer Luis ‘Cuty’ Barrera as he prepares for his September 14th clash with WBA/WBC champion Danny Garcia at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Garcia-Matthysse is a Showtime pay per view attraction on the Floyd Mayweather-Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez “The One” undercard

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Exclusive photos: Lucas Matthysse in training for September 14th clash with Danny Garcia

WBC interim junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse training in Argentina ahead of his September 14th clash with Danny Garcia (Photo: Team Matthysse)

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By Chris Robinson

As mentioned in a previous article by HustleBoss.com, WBC interim junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse has kicked off his training camp in his native Argentina ahead of his September 14th match vs. WBA/WBC champion Danny Garcia.

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Matthysse is training in the city of Junin in the province of Buenos Aires and will begin sparring in a few weeks’ time.

Mattysse vs. Garcia serves as the chief support bout to the Floyd Mayeather vs. Saul Alvarez Showtime pay per view extravaganza.

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Expect much more from Camp Matthysse in the coming weeks.

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Early notes from Lucas Matthysse’s training camp in Buenos Aires, Argentina ahead of Danny Garcia duel

Lucas Matthysse defeated Lamont Peterson this past May in Atlantic City (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

WBC interim junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse has been blessed with the biggest opportunity of his career as his Sept. 14 clash with WBA/WBC champion Danny Garcia was recently announced to great fanfare.

Fighting as part of the Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez Showtime pay per view event from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Matthysse will have all eyes locked on him as he looks to derail the streaking Garcia while announcing himself as the man to beat at 140 pounds.

Over the weekend, a source from within Matthysse’s camp reached out to HustleBoss.com to give us some updates on Lucas’ mindset and his early training.

“I saw Matthysse and he is very happy with the fight,” revealed the insider. “He speaks in the ring; he doesn’t like to speak on Twitter.”

‘He’s not an elite fighter’ – Mayweather Sr. not impressed by Lucas Matthysse; reveals how Floyd beats him

Floyd Mayweather Sr. at the Mayweather Boxing Club (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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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.

Bernard Hopkins reveals what Danny Garcia must do in order to have success against Lucas Matthysse

Lucas Matthysse following his triumph over Lamont Peterson on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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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

Full-length replay: Watch Lucas Matthysse’s third round TKO over Lamont Peterson in Atlantic City

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.

Lucas Matthysse vs. Lamont Peterson post-fight press conference

IFilmLondon’s Kugan Cassius goes behind the scenes in Atlantic City following Lucas ‘The Machine’ Matthysse’s 3rd round TKO victory over Lamont Peterson

Amir Khan believes he can defeat Lucas Matthysse despite his impressive destruction of Lamont Peterson

Lucas Matthysse putting the hurt on Lamont Peterson in Atlantic City (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse once again impressed, blitzing out a very formidable Lamont Peterson in under three rounds.

Tangling with the IBF junior welterweight titlist inside of the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Matthysse would score a knockdown in the second round and two more in the third, the first coming from a wicked left hook, before referee Steve Smoger waived the contest off.

Matthysse sees his record improve to 34-2 with 32 knockouts as fans and insiders cross their fingers in hopes that a rumored September collision with WBA/WBC champion Danny Garcia will come to fruition.

There were several boxing luminaries in the building for Matthysse’s virtuoso display, including former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan.

Lucas Matthysse claims that Lamont Peterson will feel his power and reveals why Danny Garcia is beatable

Lucas Matthysse weighing in while in Atlantic City for his clash with Lamont Peterson (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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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.

PHOTOS: Lamont Peterson and Lucas Matthysse make weight in Atlantic City before Showtime clash

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.

All photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda

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Lamont Peterson claims that Lucas Matthysse is in trouble and speaks on a possible fight with Danny Garcia

Lamont Peterson and Lucas Matthysse weighing in on Friday afternoon (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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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.

Lucas Matthysse says that Lamont Peterson will feel his power on Saturday night

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

Photos: Lucas Matthysse wraps up camp in Argentina as Lamont Peterson clash nears

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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.

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Brandon Rios says that Lucas Matthysse never got the best of him during their sparring session

Chris Robinson catches up with former WBA lightweight champion Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios in Southgate, California in late February , 2013. Rios takes a moment to recall his intense sparring session with WBC interim champion Lucas Matthysse a few years back in Oxnard, California…

Virgil Hunter has no preference on whether he’d like Amir Khan to rematch Danny Garcia or Lamont Peterson next

Virgil Hunter, left, and Amir Khan in Los Angeles this past December (Photo: Chris Robinson – HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday night, inside of the DC Armory in Washington, DC, IBF junior welterweight titlist Lamont Peterson made a stirring return to the ring in halting a game but outgunned Kendall Holt inside of eight rounds.

Peterson was sidelined all of last year due to failing a pre-fight drug test ahead of his scheduled rematch this past May with Amir Khan, who he had upset in December of 2011.

After Khan saw his opportunity for revenge against Peterson go up in flames, he then turned his attention to a July encounter with Philadelphia’s Danny Garcia. In a shocker, Garcia would drop Khan three times on his way towards a 4th round TKO.

Joel Diaz gives his thoughts on Lamont Peterson facing the likes of Lucas Matthysse and Danny Garcia

Lamont Peterson, right, stopping Kendall Holt in Washington, DC, on Friday night (Photo: The Koncrete Jungle)

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By Chris Robinson

Earlier tonight, inside of the DC Armory in Washington, DC, IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson ended a year-plus layoff by emphatically halting former titlist Kendall Holt.

Peterson hadn’t fought since his upset victory over Amir Khan in December of 2011 and it was easy to spot his rust early as Holt got off to a comfortable start while also digging in some nice lefts to the body.

Peterson would erupt in the fourth round, however, as he turned up the pressure and dropped Holt with a crushing right hand. Peterson would score another knockdown in the sixth round, as it was obvious that the end was near.

Referee Tony Weeks would wisely stop the action 1 minute and 42 seconds into the eighth round as Holt was taking punishment along the ropes.

Watching the action from his home base in Indio, California, trainer Joel Diaz seemed impressed with Peterson.

Larry Merchant on Adrien Broner’s bout with Rees, PEDs in boxing, seeing Donaire-Mares fall through, and more

Junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

It had been a little while since I had touched base with longtime HBO analyst Larry Merchant to discuss the sweet science in depth.

No longer announcing fights for HBO and having recently celebrated his 82nd birthday, Merchant has been enjoying his newfound free time very well it seems. As one would guess, Merchant still has great enthusiasm for the boxing game and is always open to discussing anything related to the sport.

Calling up Merchant recently, we discussed some recent storylines, including WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner’s bout with Gavin Rees tonight in Atlantic City, his thoughts on junior welterweight brute Lucas Matthysse, the issues with performance-enhancing drugs in the sport of boxing, and why he would have preferred to see junior featherweight titlist Nonito Donaire face Abner Mares instead of Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Marcos Maidana speaks on his history with Lucas Matthysse while eyeing Paulie Malignaggi

By Chris Robinson

In the 140-pound division, there is no fighter with as much momentum at the moment as interim WBC champion Lucas Matthysse.

Facing off with Mike Dallas Jr. inside of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night, Matthysse came through with a crushing first round knockout that seemed to send shockwaves throughout the boxing community.

Catching up the Argentinean’s countryman and fellow prizefighter Marcos Maidana recently, I asked for his feelings on Matthysse’s destructive performance.

Showtime’s Steve Farhood claims that Lucas Matthysse vs. Marcos Maidana would be the biggest fight in Argentina’s history

By Chris Robinson

With WBA/WBC junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia pulling out of his Feb. 9 date with Zab Judah at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the entire junior welterweight division is feeling the effect of the fight being rescheduled.

And while Garcia now sets his sights towards an April 27th clash with Judah, one man who had been eyeing the Philadelphia native, interim WBC champion Lucas Matthysse, now seems to be without an even more unclear forecast of what his 2013 calendar year will encompass.

Matthysse impressed this past weekend with a chilling fist round knockout over Mike Dallas Jr. inside of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.