Around the Combat World

((Welcome to another installment of Around the Combat World, where we chart what happened over the weekend from fighters you know or should know that performed away from your TV screen.)  Dierry Jean defeated Mario Perez [R8 TKO] Arash Usmanee defeated Juan Ruiz [MD] Humberto Soto defeated Wilfrido Buelvas [UD] Jorge Arce defeated Jorge Lacierva [R8 TKO] Cyrus Washington lost to...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Adonis Stevenson, Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. And Humberto Soto

It might not be the best timing, but Tyson Fury uppercutting himself in the face will never not be funny. Fury was meant to fight this week but his opponent, David Haye, got cut. That would have been a nice fight, but I suspect Fury would have had no need to punch himself with Haye there to do it for him. There are still a fair few good fights on, though, including Adonis Stevenson...
Via The Queensbury Rules
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Lucas Matthysse is ‘positive’ he will beat Danny Garcia

Interim titlist Lucas Matthysse told an Argentinean radio station Saturday he’s “not worried about” unified junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia. Meeting on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather versus Saul Alvarez bout, Matthysse (34-2-0-1, 32 KOs) will scrap the 25-year-old Garcia (26-0, 16 KOs) on September 14 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada...
Via Sports by Colin
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse preview & prediction

Fight Pick & Preview - Garcia vs. Matthysse: In a fantastic matchup with the two top dogs at 140, Danny Garcia and Lucas Matthysse collide to see who is number one. This September 14 bout takes place on the Mayweather-Canelo undercard and should steal the show. Garcia is the recognized champ at this weight and makes for great fights, while Matthysse is perhaps the most feared...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Who’s Hot and Who’s Not?

The sport of boxing is one where its participants have a tenuous grip on supremacy. Today’s stars can become tomorrow’s flops on a dime. Such is the unforgiving nature of the sport. Conversely, fighters that were off-the-radar can forge themselves back into the consciousness of the fans. Here are 8 fighters who are on opposite ends of the spectrum. Who’s Hot Lucas Matthysse...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

With Saul Alvarez nearly removed from the equation, Lucas Matthysse is now an option to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on September 14

While a scrap against Saul Alvarez becomes increasingly unlikely, Argentinean Lucas Matthysse has emerged as a potential opponent for Floyd Mayweather Jr. on September 14. Already trumping former world champions Vivian Harris, DeMarcus Corley and Humberto Soto, the 30-year-old Matthysse (34-2-0-1, 32 KOs) floored Lamont Peterson three times before finishing the juicehead in the third...
Via Sports by Colin
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Paulie Malignaggi: Fighting in Abu Dhabi excites me, will headline May 18 event

With the news that the negotiations between promoter Johnny Eames’ Showtime Sports Events (SSE) promotional outfit and WBA Interim Welterweight Champion Diego Chaves’ camp have been terminated, it seemed inevitable that the proposed title clash between the Argentinian and WBA Welterweight titleholder , Brooklyn, New York’s Paulie ‘Magic Man’ Malignaggi would no longer take...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

“Sugar” Shane Mosley targeting Humberto Soto or Marcos Maidana, talks Malignaggi bout fall out

It’s a shame that the “Sugar” Shane Mosley-Paulie Malignaggi was cancelled, as that fight would given the boxing world a real sense of how much Mosley has left in the his tank after a lengthy career. Malignaggi, the WBA welterweight champ, is riding a five-fight win streak since his TKO loss to Amir Khan in 2010 and would have been a tough opponent for Mosley. Mosley is coming...
Via Fight Hub TV
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

The Week's Boxing Schedule, Featuring Nate Campbell, Humberto Soto And Sonny Bill Williams

I don't know what it means to sob mathematically, but I'm sobbing pugilistically this week. There's virtually nothing on unless you're a fan of boxers who are well past their best, such as lightweight turned welterweight Nate Campbell. I know I'm not. There's an Australian rugby player freak show on Friday night and some rumblings from the U.K. and Mexico...
Via The Queensbury Rules
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Mayweather says that Manny Pacquiao will face Humberto Soto and Juan Manuel Marquez will fight Jessie Vargas

So the rumor mill keeps on churning on what steps Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez will take in what will lead up to a eventual 5th encounter between the two. It was revealed to us by Freddie Roach that Pacquiao could be fighting in Macau, China in April, though many believe that this may [...]
Via Fight Hub TV
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 3 opponents for Lucas Matthysse

One of the Sweet Science's sweetest hitters, Lucas Matthysse, will be touching gloves with Mike Dallas Jr. at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas on January 26. Third-ranked Matthysse, 30 (32-2-0, 30 KOs), fought three times in 2012, retiring Angel Martinez in the sixth, Humberto Soto in the fifth, and winning the interim WBC junior welterweight title from Ajose Olusegun via...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Full Showtime card for Jan 26th: Matthysse-Dallas, Aydin-Soto Karass, Jermell Charlo

Showtime returns with hard hitting action on Saturday, January 26 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas live on SHOWTIME at 10 pm. The tripleheader will be headlined by Argentinean knockout artist Lucas Matthysse defending his WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Championship against Mike "The Silent Assassin" Dallas Jr. In co-featured bouts, welterweight...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Lucas Matthyssse vs. Hank Lundy preview & prediction

On January 19th, Lucas Matthysse fights Hank Lundy as the co-feature of boxing's other big fight night. While Golovkin vs. Rosado and Salido vs. Garcia are going on in New York for HBO, Alexander vs. Brook and Matthysse vs. Lundy will take place in Los Angeles on Showtime. At stake is Matthysse's interim (read fake) WBC title. Rival networks, East Coast vs. West Coast, and...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Too Sharp Johnson joining broadcast for Matthysse-Olusegun

Veteran sportscaster Mauro Ranallo and International Boxing Hall of Famer Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson will join this Saturday’s Showtime Boxing telecast. Ranallo will host the show and call the blow by blow action alongside two International Boxing Hall of Famers — longtime SHOWTIME boxing analyst Al Bernstein and special guest analyst Johnson — for Saturday’s WBC Interim...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Q&A interview with Ajose Olusegun: Faces Matthysse this Saturday

World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Lightweight No. 1 contender Olusegun Ajose is finished waiting quietly for his shot at a world title. The 32-year-old undefeated Nigerian, who has called out some of the top names in the 140-pound division, will finally get his chance when he faces WBC No. 2 contender Lucas Matthysse for the vacant WBC Interim Super Lightweight Championship...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Welterweight division rankings update after Ortiz-Lopez

The biggest fight of the past weekend was Josesito Lopez's surprising win against Victor Ortiz. For Josesito, the master upset specialist, the big win deserves a bump in his status as well, and as such, we've gone ahead and updated our welterweight division rankings to reflect the results there. In addition to Ortiz vs. Lopez, the co-feature between Lucas Matthysse and Humberto...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Josesito Lopez vs. Victor Ortiz: Post fight press conference highlights

Full post fight press conference highlights of the Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez event featuring Humberto Soto, Lucas Matthysse and Josesito Lopez speaking about their performances tonight.
Via Fight Hub TV
June 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Josesito Lopez Stuns Victor Ortiz, Lucas Matthysse Conquers Humberto Soto On Showtime

LOS ANGELES -- Before a hot-and-cold Los Angeles crowd at the Staples Center, fighters in Showtime's main event tonight brought their own heating element in the form of nasty leather and solid action, steaming up spectators who came inside the air-conditioned arena to beat the 80-degree heat. In a prelude to Victor Ortiz being lined up to face Saul Alvarez this coming September...
Via The Queensbury Rules
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Humberto Soto vs. Lucas Matthysse: Round By Round

Tonight's broadcast of Showtime Championship Boxing begins with a tribute to the late Johnny Tapia, introduced by Al Bernstein. We're getting ready for a doubleheader from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, headlned by Victor Ortiz and Josesito Lopez. Before that, there's a compelling co-feature between Humberto Soto and Lucas Matthysse.The ever excitable Gus Johnson...
Via Boxing Watchers
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez live match results

Full results from Los Angeles,CA Victor Ortiz Josesito Lopez Lucas Matthysse Humberto Soto Michael Finney def. Joel Vargas via decision Jermell Charlo def. Denis Douglin via KO in R5 (1:12) Randy Caballero def. Jamal Parram via KO in R5 (1:50)
Via Fight Hub TV
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Ortiz-Lopez, Soto-Matthysse weigh-in results, photos & video

Tonight on Showtime, Victor Ortiz battles Josesito Lopez, as he eyes a future date with Canelo Alvarez. At junior welterweight, we get to see what should be a very fun fight with Humberto Soto vs. Lucas Matthysse. Right here, you can find the complete Ortiz vs. Lopez and Soto vs. Matthysse weigh-in results, with weigh-in photos, video, the official weights, and more. Ortiz vs. Lopez...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez: Weigh in results

full weights from Los Angeles, CA By Francisco Salazar and Miguel Maravilla at the scale Victor Ortiz 146.5 vs. Josesito Lopez 144.75 Humberto Soto 139.5 vs. Lucas Matthysse 138.75 Jermell Charlo 153.75 vs. Denis Douglin 154.5* Omar Figueroa 137 vs. Alain Hernandez 137 Randy Caballero 119.5 vs. Jamal Parram 120 Michael Finney 148 vs. Joel [...]
Via Fight Hub TV
June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Ortiz-Lopez, Soto-Matthysse presser photos, quotes & video

The final press conference for one of the most oft-discussed fight cards of the year – “Ortiz vs. Lopez” taking place this Saturday, June 23 and televised live on SHOWTIME from STAPLES Center – took place Thursday before boxing media and fans, who turned out for the free-to-the-public event. Right here, you can find a huge collection of Ortiz vs. Lopez pictures and quotes...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Victor Ortiz Vs. Josesito Lopez, Humberto Soto Vs. Lucas Matthysse Previews And Predictions

This was to be the finest doubleheader of the year, Showtime's Saturday card, but this being boxing in 2012, it fell apart the way things fall apart. Now, it's one tightly wrapped tourniquet and one battle with Fight of the Year potential. The tourniquet: Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez at welterweight isn't a fight that much of anyone would request in other contexts...
Via The Queensbury Rules
June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Victor Ortiz, Josesito Lopez, Humberto Soto and Lucas Matthysse workout photo gallery

Ahead of the Showtime card this Saturday which will Feature Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez and Humberto Soto vs. Lucas Matthysse, all fighters participated in a media workout yesterday at The Fortune Gym as we take you behind the lens in the full photo gallery. all photos by Freddy Sosa
Via Fight Hub TV
June 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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