Boxing has been improving in the number of attractive boxing events they are providing the public. The key to this has been promotional cooperation. Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Boxing is teamed up with Arano Box, Top Rank, Inc., and ELITE Boxing to provide just such an event this Saturday, October 3rd, in Carson, California via HBO Boxing After Dark.
“Whenever we do a fight at Stub Hub, magic seems to happen there.”
said Tony Walker, Director of HBO Sports.
The two combatants will be Argentine, Lucas Matthysse, one of the most exciting fighters today, and undefeated Viktor Postol for the vacant WBC 140 pound crown. Postol, from the Ukraine, at 31, is 27-0 with 11 KO’s. His most impressive wins include Karen Tevosyan for the vacant WBC International Silver belt, and decision wins over Jose Lopez and DeMarcus Coley. He also has an ace with Freddie Roach training him for the third time in his career.
“Freddie never changed my style of fighting,”
“Instead he made small important changes, a movement here and there, tweaking things.”
Matthysse (37-3, 34 KO’s) however, is the knockout man here. The former WBC Interim 140 pound champ, has scored big wins such as Humberto Soto, who he stopped in five. His most impressive knockouts though was a three round demolition of Lamont Peterson in three in 2013, and a classic slugfest with John Molina, Jr. last year. Lucas rallied from two knockdowns and a cut to floor Molina twice, the final one leading to an 11th round stoppage which garnered him the WBC Continental Americas 140 pound crown. In his last contest he won a 12-round majority decision over Ruslan Provodinikov to get this opportunity.
“I’m very delighted that the time has come for me to fight for the World title”
“What can I say? The fans can expect a great fight.”
Matthysse, known as “The Machine,” does not do boring fights and his three losses were to elite fighters like Zab Judah, Devon Alexander, and Danny Garcia, the first two by split decisions and the one against Garcia, another close decision. Lucas has been floored but he doesn’t stay down which should make this battle a classic boxer vs slugger duel in the Stub Hub Center.
“I am about to face the strongest, most heavy handed fighter I have ever met in the ring.”
The co-main event will also be one to watch as the aforementioned Humberto Soto, 65 wins strong, who will match up against undefeated Antonio Orozco in a ten rounder.