Las Vegas sees more action from the red-hot super lightweight division on May 19 when Argentine Lucas Matthysse, ranked #7 by Proboxing-fans, dukes it out with seasoned former lightweight champion Humberto Soto. Soto is coming up from 135 lbs and has yet to fight a name opponent in his new division, while Matthysse has been on the short end of a pair of close, questionable decisions, so a lot is at stake for both men. This fight is the televised co-feature for Lamont Peterson vs. Amir Khan II, and the winner can expect a good performance to translate into a consolidated place in the division and a big fight opportunity, while the loser might be relegated to fringe contender status.
Lucas Matthysse (30-2, 28 KOs)
5'9" tall, 69" reach, 29 years old
If Lucas Matthysse is established as anything at 140 lbs, it is as the division's hard luck contender. The man is a rugged, skillful puncher, and many thought he deserved the nod in his fights with Zab...