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Lucas Matthysse Drops Lamont Peterson, Continues Winning Streak

May 19th, 2013 at 11:34 PM
By Rebecca Pierce

'Boxing Gloves' photo (c) 2002, Kristin Wall - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

Argentina-born rising star, Lucas Matthysse, knocked out Lamont Peterson in a non-title fight in Atlantic City on Saturday for his 6th consecutive win. Peterson holds a junior welterweight world title, Matthysse a title from another organization. While there was no title at stake for the 141 lb-limit fight, the win proved that Matthysse deserves his nickname, "The Machine."

"Now we all know who the best 140-pound fighter is," Matthysse said through a translator. "No one has dominated Peterson like that."

Matthysse has scored knockouts in his last 11 victories, and has made it clear that that is how he prefers to win. 

"I got a lot of experience with the two losses, to Zab Judah and Devon Alexander, and now I know I have to win by knockout," he said. 

The two losses he speaks of were controversial split decisions, but they have clearly only made "The Machine" stronger. Golden Boy and 30-year-old Matthysse plan to take on another title-holder, Danny Garcia, next. 

Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy said after the match, "Nobody should count out Danny Garcia, but this guy [Matthysse] is one of the best and most exciting fighters in the sport. What he did to Lamont was incredible."

Tags: Argentina, Boxing, Danny Garcia, Golden Boy, Lamont Peterson, Lucas Matthysse, Richard Schaefer

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