Viktor Postol Defeats Lucas Matthysse, Wins WBC Strap

CARSON, CA — In front of a raucous Stub Hub crowd, Viktor Postol entrance into enemy territory resulted in a finale contrary to what oddsmakers predicted. After ten back and forth rounds of action, Postol joined the legion of green belt holders by defeating “The Machine” Lucas Matthysse by 10th round KO. After a slow start, Postol effectively neutralized the Matthysee onslaught with his sizable height and reach advantage. Frustrating the Argentinian to no end with intermittent clinching and successful combination punching, the tide slowly began to turn in this favor. Momentum appeared to shift in his favor once and for all during the seventh round when he and Matthysse knocked heads in what appeared…

Matthysee v Postol Weigh-In Photos/Results

CARSON, CA — With the sun shining and the crowd cheering them on main event combatants Lucas Matthysse and Viktor Postol took the next step of the impending battle for the WBA super lightweight title to the scales. With both fighters making weight with ease, the potential “fight of the year” candidate is full steam ahead. Below is a list of the full weigh-in results.  LUCAS MATTHYSSE VS. VIKTOR POSTOL   Click HERE for Photos & Official Bout Sheet

Lucas Matthysse LA Media Workout Video/Photos

CARSON, CA – Looking poised, happy, and relaxed, Lucas Matthysse held court for the Los Angeles based media ahead of Saturday night’s title clash with Viktor Postol for the vacant WBC super lightweight title. Engaging in a light workout, along with undercard participants Humberto Soto and Mercito Gesta, at The Rock gym in Carson, the Argentine Machine aka ‘La Machina’ looks to take ownership of the coveted green belt. Also on hand for the festivities promoter Oscar De La Hoya who, like the fans, is looking forward to a night filled with action and excitement. Speaking to the media, he foresees the winner facing Manny Pacquiao somewhere down the line. Oscar De La Hoya Lucas Matthysse…

Viktor Postal LA Media Workout Video/Photos

LOS ANGELES, CA — On Monday in Los Angeles, Freddy Roach open the doors of the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles for the media to get a glimpse of welterweight Viktor Postol ahead of his anticipated October 3rd slugfest with Lucas Matthysse at the Stub Hub Center in Carson. Also on hand, undercard participants Antonio Orozco, Mercito Gesta, Julian Ramirez and Jorge Arce. Speaking through his translator, Postol emphasized his focus on the task at hand while Roach doubled down saying he anticipated both his guys (Postol and Miguel Cotto) will win big on their respective cards. Viktor Postol – Shadowboxing Viktor Postol – Mitt Work Viktor Postol – Group Interview Antonio Orozco –…

Lucas Matthysse Media Workout Photos/Quotes

LUCAS “LA MÁQUINA” MATTHYSSE HOSTS HIS FIRST-EVER ARGENTINIAN MEDIA WORK OUT LUCAS MATTHYSSE TO FACE VIKTOR POSTOL FOR THE VACANT WBC WORLD SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 FROM STUBHUB CENTER TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO BOXING AFTER DARK® Photo Credit: Arano Box LOS ANGELES (Sept. 15, 2015) – Former Interim WBC Super Lightweight World Champion Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) hosted his first-ever Argentinian media work out on Monday, Sept. 14 ahead of his upcoming fight with former WBC International Super Lightweight Champion Viktor “The Iceman” Postol (27-0, 11 KOs). Matthysse showcased his boxing skills in a workout session open to the public and spoke to the media about his upcoming fight….

Matthysse v Postol LA Press Conference, Video and More

LOS ANGELES, CA – On October 3rd, former champion Lucas Matthysse finds himself in contention for the super lightweight title once more as he faces off against number one contender Viktor Postol at the Stub Hub Arena in Carson, CA. A card that promises to not only produce fireworks in the main event includes a stacked card of bouts at what’s become boxing’s latest battle ground in recent years. The co-main event features an intriguing match-up between young, undefeated, knockout artist Antonio Orozco against battle tested and former champion Humberto Soto. At a press conference in Los Angeles on Thursday, the combatants addressed the media on their upcoming respective bouts. Here’s what they had to say: Presented by Golden Boy Promotions in…

Danny Garcia Vacates WBC Light Welterweight Title

PHILADELPHIA, PA — On Thursday, Danny Garcia announced he will vacate the WBC light welterweight title, a title he’s held since March 2012, and move up to the welterweight division. The announcement isn’t particularly surprising since Garcia hasn’t fought at 140 pounds since March 2014 and has opted to stage recent bouts against undersized opponents at negotiated catch-weights. In his last fight at 140 pounds, against Mauricio Herrera, Garcia struggled to make weight and win against Herrera. Following that bout, Garcia fought twice more, against Rod Salka and Lamont Peterson (142 against Salka, 143 against Peterson) and didn’t defend the title in either performance. As a result, had Garcia not surrendered the belt, the World Boxing Council would…

Matthysse Powers Up To Defeat Provodnikov By MD

VERONA, NY — In a hellacious display of accuracy, power and sheer brute force, Lucas Matthysse reminded those watching why he’s called ‘The Machine’. In front of a capacity crowd in Verona, New York, Matthysse defeated ‘The Siberian Rocky’ Ruslan Provodnikov by majority decision. Although the scrap was thrilling to watch, it lacked a certain oomph to propel it into the ‘fight of the year candidate’ discussions that proceeded it’s culmination. But make no mistake it was an action filled battle that left watchers entertained all the same. Matthysse controlled the early rounds by using his superior boxing skills and longer reach. Keeping Provodnikov at a measured distance with a surgically accurate jab, the Machine connected at…

Results/Photos: Matthysse vs Provodnikov Weigh-In

 WEIGHTS FROM VERONA, NEW YORK Ruslan Provodnikov 139.5 – Lucas Matthysse 139 Vitaly Kopylenko 160 – Lekan Byfield 158 Vitor Jones De Oliveira 135 – Guillermo Sanchez 133 Patrick Teixeira 160 – Patrick Allotey 157 Paulo Souza 150.5 – Sidney McCow 146 Lamont Roach Jr. 132.5  – Jose Miguel Castro 133 Eddie Gomez 149 – Jonathan Batista 149.5 Venue:  Turning Stone Resort Casino Promoters:  Banner Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Arano Box Promotions Television:  HBO Boxing After Dark at 9:45 PM ET/PT 1st Bout:  6:50 Photos by Banner Promotions In what is sure to be an all-action fight to remember and a treat all fight fans are excited for, Argentina’s Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (36-3, 34…

Matthysse vs Provodnikov Final Press Conference

 MATTHYSSE VS. PROVODNIKOV FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES AND PHOTOS     VERONA, NEW YORK (April 16) – Members of the media and fans got a preview of what to expect in the ring on Saturday with former World Champions Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse and “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov duringtoday’s final press conference for Matthysse vs. Provodnikov at the Oneida Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. In what is sure to be an all-action fight to remember and a treat all fight fans are excited for, Argentina’s Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (36-3, 34 KOs) will fight Ruslan Provodnikov “The Siberian Rocky” (24-3, 17 KOs), in what will be the ultimate test for both fighters. Due to unprecedented demand, tickets are…