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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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Great article @chatty

However (and I'll qualify this by saying I'm a massive Lucas fan boy and have been since I first saw him) I actually think you've underrated him a touch against Pac and PBF, I think Matthysse wins those bouts :deal I think maybe he could do with another couple of fights at world level like he is doing, but I think he's one of the best counterpunchers in the game, has a great control of range an makes people move where he wants, great head movement, whilst being a great combination puncher on the inside with devastating power. All of these things add up for quite a conundrum, and Matthysse has proved he can track down and land on two quality "slick" boxers in Judah and Alexander so Mayweather may not be untouchable there.
Good article chatty. To be honest I think Floyd schools him with his eyes closed but the Garcia fight would be a good 'un and it seems likeliest.
see I think Floyd has real problems with what Matthysse brings (see above) plus i reckon this fight gets made but it will probably be a while, and the longer they wait the more Floyd declines
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