The hard hitting Argentinian Lucas Matthysse (37-4, 34 KO's) will make his return to the ring May 6th on the Canelo-Chavez Jr undercard when he squares off against Emmanuel Taylor (20-4, 14 KO's). Matthysse, once known as one of the most devastating punchers in the sport, will return to the ring for the first time in 18 months since his upset loss to Viktor Postol back in 2015.
The fan-friendly Matthysee, who has engaged in multiple fight of the year candidates, will move up to welterweight for the first time and look to make a run at championship gold.
"I'm very happy to return to the ring and especially on such an important show such as Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. on May 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas," said Lucas Matthysse. "I've always brought great fights to demanding fans, and this one against Emmanuel Taylor will not be the exception."
Matthysse has defeated a who's who of contenders during his career including Lamont "Havoc" Peterson, John Molina, Jr., Humberto "La Zorrita" Soto and Ruslan "The Siberian Rocky" Provodnikov.