QUOTE (AZWildCat @ Jan 23 2014, 11:04 AM)
Everyone forgets about abregu!
He's very underrated, but I think that fight against Bradley really left a bad impression on people.
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jan 23 2014, 11:41 AM)
Whew...just checkin'. All I was reading before Sept 14th was "Matthysse vs (insert 140 lb fighter's name) and "fantasy match this fantasy match that"...but not long after he got whopped up, the Lucas fans got quiet.
Though boxing is the "theater of the unknown", we cant go off on whim and say that Lucas would've beaten Danny, had his eye not swollen up. If that's the case, then we cold say that Ortiz was gonna beat Mayweather, had his eye not started to swell and the headbutt didn't occur.
Anyhow, I still like Matthysse, but as Chi said, it seems like he wasn't who people made him out to be...he was outboxed by Judah (for the most part), outlasted by Devon (very close fight), and outworked and somewhat embarrassed by Garcia.
I want to see him back in the ring soon, but he's at that stage where he cant fight anymore shopworn guys and unknowns...kinda like the situation that Berto's in. He (Berto) was built up off of whacking tomato cans and guys who were on their way out (aside from Collazo), but as soon as he stepped up to B-class fighters (Ortiz, Guerrero) he looked horrible, and even got washed away by Karrass, who's C-level at best.
Does anybody else agree that he'll have to fight someone of note, or at least somebody who can give him a run for his money??? He cant come back and fight FNF level fighters and get his respect back, so tot speak...because fighting those guys is what got him to where he is now...looking below average against guys who know what they're doing in there. I'll give him ONE "shake the rust off" fight, but that's it.
I have a few suggestions...hell, I even have a noteworthy shopworn guy who he can get in there with...Morales, maybe?
Other than that, guys like Vernon Paris, Kendall Holt, or Hank Lundy would be pretty good fights, honestly. I'd also like to see him in with Bredis Prescott or even...Karim Mayfield (not sure how the TR stuff will play out)...
Ooh ooh!!!...what about if GBP eventually built up a Matthysse vs Ricardo Alvarez bout??? Thoughts???
PS: Carlos Abregu is my motherfreakin' dude!
You think he lost to devon? I'm a big fan of Lucas but he started too late in the Judah fight. But the devon fight should not have been a L in my opinion.
QUOTE (Dolimite @ Jan 23 2014, 12:40 PM)
Matthysse vs. Hank Lundy
wasn't this suppose to happen? When mike Dallas filled in?
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Jan 23 2014, 01:05 PM)
You really want to see Matthysse lose
Hank lundy is a funny guy. He has a little philly in him, dude has too much courage for his own good. Evertime he fights a slugger he has every chance to box the shit out of them but he gets suckered in and put in a bad place lol. Very entertaining fighter, still remember his loud ass training in the backround when ward was getting in a light workout in 50s gym