Following his shock upset stoppage loss to Viktor Postol in October, former 140-pound champ Lucas Matthysse aims to prove he is far from done by invading the talent-rich welterweight division. Dan Rafael of ESPN.com reports how the big punching former champion is currently back in training and will make his ring return at 147, probably on the under-card of the huge Canelo Alvarez-Amir Khan bill in Las Vegas on May 7th. Matthysse will face TBA, … Read Article
CARSON, CALIF. (October 5, 2015) — To the Viktor belong the spoils. The boxing world went Postol on Saturday night as VIKTOR “The Iceman” POSTOL (28-0, 12 KOs), from Kiev, Ukraine, put his stamp on the boxing landscape scoring a 10th-round knockout victory over former interim world champion Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs), from Chubut, Argentina, to capture the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) super lightweight world title. Postol and Matthysse, world-rated No. … Read Article
After Viktor Postol stopped Lucas Matthysse in the 10th round in Carson last night to claim the WBC 140 lb trinket, appearing to make the Argentine fighter quit on his knees, the Ukrainian’s trainer Freddie Roach has said to fighthubtv that he saw it coming right before it did.
Postol was excellent in using his superior height and reach to maximum advantage, emerging the stronger and more successful for much of the fight, appearing to … Read Article
(Photo credit: Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions) Reporting live from the StubHub Center in Carson California, Lucas Matthysse took on Viktor Postol for the vacant WBC Junior Welterweight title. Although not many were familiar with Postol before the bout, he certainly made a name for himself tonight.
The arena was packed with fans chanting “LU-CAS, LU-CAS” as the the fight began in the center of the ring. The Argentine marched forward stalking the untested Postol trying … Read Article
(Photo credit: Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions) LOS ANGELES (October 3) – Fight fans were out in full force for a day of exciting fights at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box Promotions, Top Rank, Inc. and ELITE Boxing Promotion presented an exciting lineup in front of a packed house of 7,025 fight fans. Live on HBO Boxing After Dark, the crowd was served up a slate of … Read Article
Assuming he gets through tonight’s WBC 140lb title fight in California against Ukrainian, Viktor Postol, then Argentinian “Machine,” Lucas Matthysse, says that he would “love” the opportunity to fight Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao in the near future.
Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum is looking at securing a date for his returning fighter in the early part of 2016, and had thought to be in sole negotiations with Britain’s Amir Khan about a potential big money clash.… Read Article
(Photo credit: Hogan Photos) BLUE CORNER RED CORNER MAIN EVENT – VACANT WBC SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE – 12 ROUNDS Lucas MATTHYSSE vs. Viktor POSTOL Chubut, ARG Kiev, UKR 37-3 (34 KOs) 27-0 (11 KOs) Weight: 139.4 lbs. Weight: 139.4 lbs.
CO-MAIN EVENT – SUPER LIGHTWEIGHTS – 10 ROUNDS Antonio OROZCO vs. Humberto SOTO San Diego, CA Los Mochis, MEX 22-0 (15 KOs) 65-8-2 (35 KOs) Weight: 140.6 lbs. Weight: 140.2 lbs. … Read Article
Ok so I fully admit the title to this article was easy pickings. The exact opposite of the opponent Lucas Matthysse will be facing this Saturday on HBO. Unlike the Broner/Allakhvediev bout, this HBO matchup should and will have a championship belt at stake. Will Matthysse get this much needed victory or will Postol outmaneuver Lucas? One thing that’s almost certain is the style in which both men fight producing at the all-action backdrop of … Read Article
(Photo Credit: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions) LOS ANGELES (Oct. 1, 2015) Former Interim WBC Super Lightweight World Champion Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) and former WBC International Super Lightweight Champion Viktor “The Iceman” Postol (27-0, 11 KOs) hosted the final press conference today ahead of their battle for the vacant WBC World Super Lightweight Championship. Matthysse vs. Postol will take place Oct. 3 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and will be … Read Article
Just days ahead of his October 3 battle against Viktor “The Iceman” Postol (27-0, 11 KOs) for the vacant WBC World Super Lightweight Championship, Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) hosted a Los Angeles media workout at The Rock Gym in Carson, Calif. on Wednesday, Sept. 30. He was joined by his promoter, the Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya along with co-main event fighter and former three-division world … Read Article