On Saturday May 18, Showtime Boxing presents a potential classic in the making in the Junior Welterweight division as Lamont Peterson takes on Lucas Matthysse. Showtime Boxing Peterson vs. Matthysse airs this Saturday, May 18 live on Showtime with a fight time of 9:00 p.m. ET. Bloody Elbow will have live fight night coverage, including results, right here.
There is a lot that makes this an exciting fight. Both men stand alongside Danny Garcia at the top of the division, plus the winner is probably next up for Garcia. But what makes it really special is the way these two fighters match up. In particular, Lucas Matthysse is a very entertaining, all action fighter. For proof, look no further than the numbers.
33 professional wins in his career. 31 of those via KO. That's a KO ratio of 94% - an astonishing number for someone fighting at this level. Matthysse gets to those numbers with power, aggression, and a great killer instinct that allows him to pounce on wounded fighters.
But don't take my word for it - watch Matthysse in action yourself.
Here is a video playlist featuring some of my favorite KO's from the career of Lucas Matthysse. We start things off with his most recent fight - a one round KO of Mike Dallas, Jr. from this January. From there, we look back at fights against the likes of DeMarcus Corley, Vivian Harris, Rogelio Castaneda, and more.
Will he add Lamont Peterson to his KO list Saturday night? Check out Matthysse in action, right here at Bloody Elbow, and let us know what you think.
And be sure to join us Saturday night for Showtime Boxing Peterson vs. Matthysse results, discussion, and live fight coverage this Saturday, May 18.