Former world title challenger Lucas Matthysse will be back fighting in less than 2 weeks from now against Emmanuel Taylor on May 6 on the undercard of the Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fight on HBO PPV at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the 34-year-old Matthysse’s first fight in almost 2 years since his 10th round KO loss to Viktor Postol in October 2015.
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Matthysse suffered an eye injury in that fight which has kept him out of action until this fight against Taylor. Matthysse insists that he never once considered retiring from boxing.
“I never once thought about retiring,” said Matthysse. ”I just needed a deep rest after the Postol fight in October, so I went back home and took the time I needed to be with family–I drove my motorcycle, went fishing, and just reflected,” said Matthysse.
Let’s home Matthysse keeps his positive stick to it attitude if things don’t work out for him against Emmanuel Taylor. This is a tough opponent for Matthysse to be coming back to off the back of a 2-year layoff. Taylor gave Adrien Broner, Chris Algieri and Antonio Orozco all they could handle in defeats against them. More impressively, Taylor beat a very good fighter in Karim Mayfield by a 10 round unanimous decision in July 2014.
“I am proud of the career that I have made – I am a South American fighter coming from a province in Argentina who has made himself known in America,” Matthysse said. “It is a privilege to be back on such a card like this, and my goal is to continue to be in the sport, on track for a championship. I am ready to jump back in.”