I must admit I was a little let down with Saturday night’s fight between Lamont Peterson and Lucas Matthysse. On paper it was a fight of the year candidate but it wouldn’t last long enough to be nominated. Peterson came out boxing fairly efficiently but he got pulled into trading with Matthysse. Trading will always be to Matthysse’s advantage. There is a reason he is #1 in our “Top 10 Pound For Pound Power Punchers”
Lamont Peterson didn’t look himself, I can’t say if he wasnt or if Matthysse just made him look bad. Matthysse kept pressuring Peterson until he had him gainst the ropes in round 2. Matthysse unleashed a left hook that skimmed the top of Peterson’s head,that threw off his equilibrium. Managing to get out of the round Peterson seemed to have regained his composure. That would be short live however, because in the next round They traded left hooks. Matthysse’s hook landed first and with more authority. Going down hard Peterson’s head bounces of the canvas, surprisingly he makes it to his feet but his legs are wavering in the wind. Matthysse swings and that’s all she wrote, the ref stops it.
Showtime announced before the fight, that the winner would “more than likely” face Danny Garcia next. I severely doubt this. First readonoth Garcia and Matthysse are managed by Al Haymon, who is NOT known for making his fighters face each other. People are also making a case for Matthysse to fight Floyd “Money” Mayweather, that fight is also unlikely. While Matthysse does have underrated boxing skills, I’m afraid his flat feet would be easily taken advantage of. Then again as we know, it only takes one punch to KO Matthysse.
I want to hear from you boxing-heads. Who do you think Matthysse will face next? Floyd Mayweather or will he unify against Garcia? Speak your boxing opinion. Thanks for reading and being a fan of the sweet science!
By Lucas Biggers