Argentine warrior Lucas Matthysse returns to the ring after 18 months to fight on the Canelo v Chavez Jr undercard on Cinco de Mayo weekend.
With 34 knockouts in his 37 wins, Matthysse’s all-action style has entertained fans for many years and he has twice challenged for World Titles at Super-Lightweight. Now he steps up a division to face American Emmanuel Taylor.
Speaking in an official press release, he said: “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.
“I've always brought great fights to demanding fans, and this one against Emmanuel Taylor will not be the exception,” he added.
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In his last outing, the 35-year-old lost to the talented Viktor Postol in October 2015 and suffered an eye injury which forced him out of action. During his absence he considered retirement from the sport but now has the chance to impress on a high-profile show.
His opponent, Taylor, has shared the ring with the likes of Adrien Broner and Chris Algieri, and comes into this contest on the back of two straight knockout victories.
Oscar De La Hoya said: “No one in the sport of boxing brings it harder than Lucas Matthysse, and we're truly excited to have him back in the ring. Lucas truly was a machine in the Super-Lightweight division, and we expect him to do similar damage in the field of Welterweights.”