Date of Birth: 27th September 1982
Class: Light Welterweight
Height: 5ft 6in (169cm)
Interim WBC World Light-Welterweight Champion (2012-2013)
WBC Continental Americas Light-Welterweight Champion (2012)
WBA Intercontinental Light-Welterweight Champion (2012)
WBO Intercontinental Light-Welterweight Champion (2011)
WBC Continental Americas Light Welterweight Champion (2014 - present)
WBC Silver Light-Welterweight Champion (2014 - present)
Latest BoxNation Fight
3rd October 2015 - KO loss to Viktor Postol
Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse
Nicknamed 'The Machine' in Spanish, Lucas Matthysse has established himself as one of the most dangerous knockout punchers in world boxing.
The Buenos Aires resident possesses fearsome knockout power, which he's exhibited with over 90% of his wins coming by KO. Matthysse has lost three decisions and one KO in his career, two of the decisions were split; once against Zab Judah, another against Devon Alexander, and, in September 2013 on a UD against Danny Garcia. In October 2015, he lost a KO against unbeaten Ukrainian star Viktor Postol.
Matthysse's interim world title success
In September 2012, Matthysse won interim world honours for the first time, securing a porttion of the WBC World Light-Welterweight title after beating Ajose Olusegun. He retained the title against Mike Dallas Junior four months later.
Danny Garcia v Lucas Matthysse
In 2013, Matthysse fought Danny Garcia in what was arguably the biggest fight of his career. Fighting for the Philadelphia boy's WBA Super World and WBC World Light-Welterweight titles, Matthysse came into the fight a great match for Garcia, a favourite even.
One was a boxer, the other a banger - this was a fantastic match and a real tear-up.
Matthysse's eye proceeded to swell up in the fight and his corner were not equipped with the end-swell tool cutmen use to reduce swelling. Meanwhile, Garcia proceeded to hand the Argentinian his first pro career knockdown with a dominant performance that improved as the rounds went by.
Back to winning ways
In 2014, Matthysse claimed the vacant WBC Continental Americas Light-Welterweight title, beating John Molina. He also snatched the WBC Silver Light-Welterweight title from Roberto Ortiz - ruining the Mexican's unbeaten record.
On April 18 Matthysse beat fellow big-puncher Ruslan Provodnikov in a show that promised fireworks. A fight-of-the-year contender, the two bangers went the full stretch and pounded each other throughout.
Both proved their granite chins, but Matthysse walked away from the New York venue with the majority decision.
World title shot against Postol
On October 3 2015, the Argentine hitman gained the second world title chance of his career. However, after dominating the early exchanges, Matthysse was caught flush on the eye socket in the 10th and dropped, unable to make the count of 10.