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Article: Lucas Matthysse: Potential fights for 'The Machine'

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Dubbed 'The Machine', Argentina's Lucas Matthysse sent out a statement of intent last night with a three round destruction of the usually durable IBF world titlist Lamont Peterson. After a cagey fist round whereby Peterson opted to box from range, Matthysse closed the gap in the second and dropped Peterson with a right to the body followed by a glancing left hook.

Peterson saw out the round but again found himself on the canvas in the third after a beautiful short left hook landed directly on his chin and had him struggling to rise. After being felled again seconds later, again from a glancing left hook referee Steve Smoger stepped inside to end the carnage and a new star was born.

The result has Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Shaefer excitingly labeling the Argentinian 'the new Manny Pacquaio' as his 140lb rivals Danny Garcia and Amir Khan watched on from ringside.

With an unofficial tournament by GBP supposedly resulting in a Matthysse v Garcia fight in September, fight fans are salivating from the lips as to numerous potential fights 'The Machine' could be involved in in the near future.
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Seen as though there is a higher influx of posters now, I wonder how you all feel on Matthysse's chances against these opponents. No point starting a new thread when theres already on but how do you think he gets on v

I want to see him face Garcia. Garcia will get knocked out though if he allows Matthysse to land as easily as Khan and Judah landed.
The Khan fight I feel is unnecessary for Khan to take with his chin. Maybe towards the end of his career as a nice paycheck. Khan can UD Matthysse but that is if I pretend that Khan's chin isn't suspect.
Alvarado will be stopped by TKO to the body.
Pacquiao will absolutely maul Matthysse, same with Mayweather.
Bradley will fight a slick fight against Matthysse. Either UD Bradley or RTD win for Matthysse as Bradley can't take anymore punishment after the 10th round (if Bradley fights fire with fire, which clearly didn't work against Provodnikov).
I will like to see Matthysse-Judah 2, Matthysse will stop Judah this time.
Matthysse is not as good at fighting on the inside as Bradley, inside-fighting is Alexander's nemesis. With Matthysse going hard for the KO, I think Alexander could be too slick on the outside, nevertheless, I am 100% sure that Matthysse won their fight 95-94 a few years ago.
Broner vs Matthysse is one any fan will want to see. I just cannot tell how that will go tbh in a few years.
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