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."
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