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RingTv image The pride of the Fighting Matthysses – part two

The pride of the Fighting Matthysses – part two

Lucas Matthysse was inspired to box by his older brother Walter, a former welterweight contender, and learned his craft alongside a current welterweight contender, Marcos Maidana. “If we both move to 147 pounds we’re going to get that offer,” Matthysse said about his former roommate, sparring partner, and occasional amateur opponent. Matthysse faces Ruslan Provodnikov tonight on HBO.

RingTv image The pride of the Fighting Matthysses – part one

The pride of the Fighting Matthysses – part one

Everyone in Lucas Matthysse’s family has boxed competitively, including his father Mario (pictured), a former pro welterweight who fought 58 bouts. Matthysse, who takes on fellow 140-pound contender Ruslan Provodnikov on Saturday, has made his family name known in the boxing world. His family’s story, however, will always be linked to a country shaped and built by immigrants.

RingTv image Oscar De La Hoya to Argentine media: “I believe in Lucas Matthysse”

Oscar De La Hoya to Argentine media: “I believe in Lucas Matthysse”

Oscar De La Hoya envisions big things for his promotional company’s top junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse, who faces Ruslan Provodnikov on Saturday, but the Argentine boxer-puncher has to beat the Russian pressure fighter. De La Hoya recently visited Buenos Aires for a press conference attended by over 300 local members of the media.