KO artist Lucas Matthysse is geared up for a challenge at the vacant WBA World Welterweight Title against unbeaten Tewa Kiram on January 27th.

This will be the Argentine’s second fight at Welterweight and despite his opponent’s relatively low profile he isn’t underestimating him. “He's unbeaten, he's strong, we've watched some videos, he's number one, so surely we have to respect Tewa Kiram.

“These are fights that you can not let go and you have to take advantage of them 100%. I have a physical trainer who always has me on the diet,” ‘The Machine’ revealed to Hoy Deportes.

However, the 35-year-old does have future targets in mind including old foe Danny Garcia, who he lost a unanimous decision against in September 2013.

“If I win this fight I would like to have a fight with Danny Garcia and have a very important fight. I would always like that rematch!” Last year Garcia lost his World Title to Keith Thurman but is looking to rebuild in 2018.

“I’ve had a break of eight months," added Matthysse. "I felt good, I did a good preparation and I was working with [new trainer] Joel Díaz. With Joel you learn a lot."

Watch Lucas Matthysse take on Tewa Kiram for the WBA World Welterweight Title live on BoxNation on January 27th alongside Jorge Linares v Mercito Gesta.