The return of the fan favorite hard hitting Argentinian Lucas "The Machine" Matthysse (37-4, 34 KO's) has many people excited about the May 6th PPV event that will feature Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. It will be the first time Matthysse has entered the ring since 2015, where he suffered an upset loss to the then undefeated Viktor Postol. Following the shocking KO loss, where Matthysse was a favorite to win, many felt that we had seen the last of Matthysse in the ring.
"I never once thought about retiring. I just needed a deep rest after the Postol fight in October, so I went back home and took the time I needed to be with family--I drove my motorcycle, went fishing, and just reflected.
"I am proud of the career that I have made - I am a South American fighter coming from a province in Argentina who has made himself known in America. It is a privilege to be back on such a card like this, and my goal is to continue to be in the sport, on track for a championship. I am ready to jump back in."
Matthysse will now be testing the waters at the welterweight division under a new trainer in Joel Diaz. For years Matthysse has provided exciting fights that fans have come to love. Along the way he built a solid following because of his spectacular knockout victories. Matthysse will look to draw back those fans as he tries to make one last title run.