Argentine Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) will make his long-awaited comeback against Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor (20-4, 14 KO’s) on the biggest stage and backed by HBO Pay Per View of the mega event Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on May 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Nevada.
Matthysee always comes out to delight fans with his performances. This will be his first time to the welterweight division.
I’m very happy to be back in the ring and in the event as important as Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. on May 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. I have always offered very good fights to the demanding fans and the fight with Emmanuel Taylor will not be an exception.
Matthysse has defeated the best of the contenders during his career, including Lamont “Havoc” Peterson, John Molina Jr., Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto and Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov; and many more.
Matthysse will face a resurgent contender as Taylor who is coming from two consecutive knockout wins. Taylor has faced fighters like Adrien “The Problem” Broner, Chris Algieri and Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield, defeating the latter by unanimous decision.
Emmanuel Taylor said,
I feel like I’m really blessed to have this opportunity to fight once again on such a big stage. Matthysse is a very tough fighter, but I’m sure I will beat him. This is a great opportunity for me and my family and it comes after a long time. I will definitely be ready on May 6.
Oscar de la Hoya, President and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, emphasized,
No one in the sport of boxing brings more solidity than Lucas Matthysse, and we are really excited to have him back in the shed. Lucas (Matthysse) was really a machine in the super lightweight division, and we expect him to do similar damage in the welterweight division.”
Joe DeGuardia, President and CEO of Star Boxing, said,
I can not wait to see Emanuel Taylor take on Lucas Matthysse on May 6. I’m thrilled that it’s such a special night when boxing star Canelo Alvarez fights with Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. It’s a great opportunity for Emmanuel (Taylor) who has matured and is ready to make his mark on May 6. I am very pleased to be part of this promotion with my friends at Golden Boy (Promotions) and I expect nothing less than an energetic performance from Emanuel and an exciting boxing event on May 6.