Lucas Matthysse Argentine light welterweight knockout specialist SIGNED (silver sharpie) 12" x 18" photo after dropping Humberto Soto.
Condition excellent (small crease bottom left corner)
Lucas Matthysse - Knockout Specialist
Lucas Martin Matthysse (born September 27, 1982 in Trelew, Chubut, Argentina) is an Argentine in the Light Welterweight division and is the current WBC Inter-Continental Light Welterweight champion.
Lucas is the younger brother of professional boxer Walter Matthysse. He holds notable victories over former World champions Vivian Harris, DeMarcus Corley, Humberto Soto and Lamont Peterson.
In June 2004, Lucas won his pro debut against Leandro Almagro, on a card that also featured his brother Walter.
Matthysse vs Judah
On November 6, 2010 Matthysse lost a very disputed split decision against former World champion Zab Judah, as the main event of an HBO card. Judah began the busier fighter, using the jab and trying to land uppercuts for the first two rounds, while Matthysse worked on the body. In round three, a clash of heads opened a cut outside of the left eye of Judah. Matthysse displayed more aggression and became the aggressor in the third and the fourth round and Judah switched to a defensive tactic. In the next two rounds, the American boxer picked up the pace, beginning to land more combinations. Judah continued to box throughout the ninth round but Matthysse began to show more power in the tenth, focusing on the head of his opponent and knocking down the American boxer after a hard right hand to the jaw.
Judah got up but he was hurt, and the Argentine fighter tried to press the attack after the knockdown. Two judges scored the fight 114–113 for Judah, while the other judge scored it 114–113 for Matthysse.
Matthysse vs Alexander
On June 25, 2011 Matthysse faced former World champion, Devon Alexander in another close, but controversial, decision loss. The judges in the Family Arena in St. Charles had the fight 96–93 and 95–94, Alexander, and 96–93 Matthysse.
Matthysse vs Martinez, Soto And Olusegun
Lucas was forced to withdraw from a fight versus Erik Morales in one of the featured bouts on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz HBO PPV undercard at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, citing a viral infection that had kept him from training.
Lucas fought Mexican Angel Martinez on February 10, 2012 for the vacant WBA Inter-Continental light welterweight title at the Gimnasio Municipal, Chubut, Argentina in a scheduled 12 round bout. The Mexican retired after the 5th round.
The stay-busy victory over the 20-year-old Mexican fighter set up a Showtime televised showdown between Matthysse and former 130-pound and lightweight beltholder Humberto Soto on the May 19, 2012, . Both fighters traded big shots in the opening rounds but the Matthysse was able to land consistent big body shots and came through this fight with another fifth round TKO.
Matthysse then faced undefeated Nigerian-born British professional boxer Ajose Olusegun on 8 September 2012.
Olusegun had been declared the mandatory challenger for the WBC light welterweight title going into the fight. The first few rounds were good exchanges for the two brawlers. However on the tenth round the hard punches from the Argentinian proved too much for the unbeaten Nigerian and therefore the referee stopped the fight via 10th Round TKO.
Matthysse vs Peterson
On May 18th, 2013 Matthysse faced Lamont Peterson in a non title match in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Matthysse won by TKO in the 3rd round after knocking down Peterson three times in the bout. This loss is the first defeat by KO in Peterson's career.
After the fight, Golden Boy Promotions CEO, Richard Schaefer, declared Matthysse the next Manny Pacquiao.
The victory is considered the biggest of Matthysse's career, and the first step in the door to super stardom. He is now widely considered the number one fighter at 140lbs, despite undefeated Danny Garcia being considered the champion.