A few years ago, Doris saw an opportunity while Lucas was away from Trelew. At least, he saw me. It is a family in which boxing runs deep, of male and female boxers, of former and future champions. Boxers, athletes and celebrities react to Terence Crawford's TKO of Kell Brook, Pit bulls and pugilists: How a boxing champ and a dog breeder forged an uncommon bond, Real or not: Gervonta Davis is elite; Deontay Wilder's calendar will be wide open in 2021. The knockdowns occurred in rounds 3, 5 and 7. When Lucas decided to start a professional career, and at the request of his brother Walter, he joined Arano's ranks and based himself in Junin. Maidana, with a smile, simply nodded in consent. I didn't like him at all, he cursed a lot and was so full of himself.". "At age 11 I started training," Lucas said. ^Note 4 For vacant IBF flyweight title, "World champion again! [21] On May 18, according to sources in Argentina, the fight was in jeopardy and likely to be postponed. Can Nevada fix its instant-replay problem? According to Aquiles Zonio, Pacquiao's media relations officer, Pacquiao felt it was insult to have him in a non-main event role and felt he was the obvious ticket seller for the card, also believing he beat Horn in their fight in 2017. Action is live on SS5 from 2am Sunday, with a repeat on SS8 at 9am #SSBoxing", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Manny_Pacquiao_vs._Lucas_Matthysse&oldid=979217232, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 19 September 2020, at 14:00. All three of them are boxers. He never admitted to it publicly, but "La Máquina" (nickname given to him by ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr.) seriously considered retiring from boxing and he even posted it on Twitter. And he had power. [9] On February 2, after winning the vacant WBA (Regular) welterweight title against Tewa Kiram, Lucas Matthysse (39–4–0–1, 36 KO) stated he was interested in fighting Pacquiao next. [6], On January 16, 2018 it was first reported that Pacquiao would return to the ring on the undercard of Terence Crawford vs. Jeff Horn for the WBO welterweight championship on April 21. La saga familiar de "La Máquina", que el 15 de julio en Kuala Lumpur subirá al ring para enfrentar a Pacquiao en la pelea más importante de su vida. When I was 14 years old, I weighed 105 pounds and I made my official debut as a boxer.". "Actually, he came to my place in Trelew and set up a small room for himself. "Lucas was the one brother closest to mom, he's a 'momma's boy,' as we would say. Doris, who now works at the Secretary of Culture in Rawson, Chubut's capital, is Lucas' great companion even when they are apart. Maidana won three of them, and the other one ended in a draw. However, he used to live away from the family home because he was invited to join the Argentinian national team after he started fighting in Santa Fe. Walter Matthysse had a brief and explosive career, with a few fights in the United States. Matthysse is known for his aggressive pressure fighting style and formidable punching power. But the Matthysse family saga is long and wide-ranging. Mario, alongside his brother Omar was, in some respects, the main force in Trelew in order to encourage Lucas to reclaim his love of boxing. [13] In an interview Pacquiao told ABS-CBN television he would fight in Malaysia, where he has a group willing to put up the necessary funds, in May or June 2018. I'm surprised because Matthysse is a very tough opponent and I knocked him down. Only two journalists witnessed the fight: Marcelo Gonzalez and this ESPN reporter. "It is one of the most important things that have ever happened to me. THE MATTHYSSE FAMILY will be as close as ever on the evening of Saturday. Despite calls from media and relatives, they never fought each other as pros and always kept (and still keep) a lot of mutual respect. Mario Matthysse was also a strong and tenacious fighter who, besides his defeats, was willing to step into the ring and face anyone. Suportahan ang Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao vs Matthysse Live sa July 15, 3am UAE/2am KSA on OSN Sports HD Box Office. "I was fighting my second bout and it was the only time he saw me box. "I am better than my children on that," she says jokingly. And his five losses were always decided before the bell as well. Due to the time difference, the fight was scheduled on morning local time so that the broadcast of the event would take place during the primetime hours (on July 14) in the United States. "That is why I don't have to do a lot of study on him, I know him very well. "He loves the countryside, he loves to hunt, being with his dogs, he's a very quiet person and he was always away from home for long periods of time," says his sister, Edith Soledad, a mother of four and also a boxer. The birth of his daughter Priscilla On June 19, 2005, in Trelew, shook his life completely. Jennifer is the only one of the siblings who is not a professional fighter. One of the highlights of my life was when I went to Las Vegas, alongside my son Lucas. Arum played down the talks and said the fight had not been finalized. Mario had 58 fights with 38 wins (18 by knockout), 13 losses and 7 draws. 1 and a debut in the top 10 for Mikaela Mayer, Pound-for-pound: Terence Crawford still king; Gervonta Davis makes a move, Real or not: Smith to present a real challenge to Canelo, Crawford needs a megafight. Walter was born on Aug. 29, 1978. Speaking about the game plan, Pacquiao said, "Matthysse has the power, so hands up all the time and do my best. La pelea Lucas Matthysse vs Ruslan Provodnikov es el día Sábado 18 de Abril Cuantas veces te ha sucedido que deseas ver un evento en vivo por TV o por Fotos: Pesaje Lucas Matthysse vs Ruslan Provodnikov What lies ahead for Gervonta Davis and Naoya Inoue after highlight-reel KOs? La saga Matthysse. [26][27] According to CompuBox, Pacquiao landed 95 of 344 punches thrown (28%), this included a 44% connect rate on his power punches. It was noted that Top Rank would deal with the television distribution of the fight in the United States (US) with the fight taking place on ESPN+, at the time, ESPN's new monthly subscription streaming service. Walter had some tough battles at the end of his career: A devastating loss to Kermit Cintron on July 14, 2007 in Atlantic City followed by another defeat on Oct. 19 against Sebastian Lujan in Rosario. "Honestly," Doris recalled recently at her whole family's request, as they set themselves to listen to a what they called a fairytale. [12] On March 1, Pacquiao withdrew from the Crawford-Horn card. Matthysse landed 57 of his 246 thrown (23%), only landing in double figures in round 6. #PacquiaoMatthysse", "Lucas Matthysse Makes Decision To Retire From Boxing", "Manny Pacquiao Return Being Lined Up For Crawford-Horn Card", "Arum: Pacquiao, Crawford-Horn Double Would Be ESPN PPV", "Manny Pacquiao's Return is Set? [7][8] Early rumours indicated he would fight 37 year old former WBO light welterweight champion Mike Alvarado (38–4, 26 KO). However, I used to train at that gym," Mario says from his native town of Trelew. And that is how Mario Edgardo "El Tordo" Matthysse and Doris Steinbach started as boyfriend and girlfriend, then as husband and wife and, a little later, as proud parents of four children. [2][3][4] Pacquiao won the fight by 7th-round TKO[5] and Matthysse announced his retirement shortly thereafter. So, it all remains in the family. Aside from their quiet and lonely ways and few words, they do not bear any resemblances on the ring. "When I split with my wife, back in 1981, the kids stayed with her in Santa Fe, and I went south, to Trelew, in the province of Chubut... And it was in Santa Fe where my kids started to fight.". When I was 18, I got pregnant with (daughter) Milagros and that's when we formalized our relationship.". Pacquiao explained the reason the date had changed was because June 24 would have fallen 10 days after the Islamic month, Ramadan and more than 60% of Malaysia's population are Muslim. LUCAS' STORY is recent and well-documented. La saga familiar de "La Máquina", que el 15 de julio en Kuala Lumpur subirá al ring para enfrentar a Pacquiao en la pelea más importante de su vida. I would have loved to do that.". In fact, "La Itaka," as she is known, is a former junior featherweight champion who held the WBC and WBA crowns simultaneously. THERE ARE STILL TWO FAMILY STORIES to tell. Therefore, he had to be based in Buenos Aires and he lived for a few years in there before he left amateur boxing.". Both took their first steps in boxing in Vera, Santa Fe. Priscilla means everything to me," Lucas never gets tired of saying. Manny Pacquiao vs Lucas Matthysse el próximo sábado a las 10:00pm por @AztecaSiete #HayTiro", "Pacman v Matthysse might be the main course, but there's a terrific undercard appetiser featuring SA's Moruti Mthalane v Muhammad Waseem for the IBF flyweight championship. Those will be the hearts of the members of the Matthysse family. Pacquiao, qui fêtera ses 40 ans en décembre et qui affrontera Lucas Matthysse, n'a pas combattu depuis qu'il a perdu sa ceinture WBO des poids mi-moyens face à l'Australien Jeff Horn il y … [16] Although the fight wasn't officially announced, the date was pushed back to July 8. Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse, billed as Fight of Champions, was a boxing match for the WBA (Regular) welterweight championship. Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. exceeded all expectations, but is it repeatable? At the time of the stoppage, all three judges had the bout 59–53 in favor of Pacquiao. "Actually, we have seen all Pacquiao fights together, as a family," Lucas said. "I didn't fight at Luna (Park). Lucas Martín Matthysse is an Argentine former professional boxer who competed from 2004 to 2018. "Mario used to train with my dad," Soledad recalls. Matthysse had no excuses, stating he lost to "a great fighter and a great champion." [11] Arum was also open to fight taking place, but stated it wouldn't happen next as he was likely to match Pacquiao with Alvarado. Lee esta historia en español en ESPNdeportes.com. He held the WBA welterweight title in 2018 and the WBC interim super lightweight title from 2012 to 2013. Former lineal and three-time WBO welterweight champion. Her brother, Miguel Angel, was friends with Mario, also known as "El Tordo" ("The Thrush"). They will cheer for Lucas, the man who will step into the ring and perhaps, when he gets in front of Manny Pacquiao, will remember the moment in which his grandfather Miguel Angel took him to a boxing gym for the very first time, just like it happens on the pages of a Garcia Márquez novel. [18] Pacquiao would go into the fight without long-time trainer Freddie Roach and instead be trained by his life-long friend Buboy Fernandez, who had served as an assistant trainer in previous fights. This is the story of three of those children. "That was when I announce my retirement, as an undefeated champion," Doris said. In 2007 he had already 18 wins, 17 by KO and he was making a name by himself, instead of just being "Walter Matthysse's younger brother.". "He's a friend of mine, we lived together in the same room. El boxeador argentino, Lucas Matthysse de 35 años, que estuvo muchos años radicado en Junín, perdió la corona de campeón mundial welter de la Asociación Mundial de Boxeo (AMB) en Malasia, al caer por nocaut en el 7° round contra el legendario boxeador filipino Manny Pacquiao en una pelea que lo tuvo siempre abajo en las tarjetas y lo vio conocer la lona dos veces antes de la derrota definitiva. It is funny, though, because Mario is my coach now and is also married to my sister, Soledad. "It was a wild bout because they hit each other all the time," Soledad recalls while laughing. Mario was the WBC Hispanic junior bantamweight champion. He is a great boxer, that is no secret. He retired from boxing in 1989, and Luna Park stopped hosting boxing matches in 1987. Of his 26 wins, 25 were decided by KO. [24] On July 2, Golden Boy and Matthysse confirmed receipt of funds and proposed to fly out to Malaysia the next day. Subscribe to OSN Pinoy to watch more of Pacquiao and exclusive Pinoy Sports #OSNPinoy #MannyPacquiao #PacquiaoMatthysse", "¡El dragón busca despertar ante la máquina de nocauts! They already knew each other. It is represented by Doris Steinbach, the same young lady who ended up as Mario Matthysse's companion when she was 16. Pacquiao dropped Matthysse a total of 3 times before the fight was stopped. When I met him, I had nothing to do with boxing. Lucas Matthysse: Nickname "Pac-Man" "La Máquina" ("The Machine") Hometown: General Santos, Philippines: Trelew, Argentina: Pre-fight record: 59–7–2 (38 KO) 39–4–0–1 (36 KO) Height: 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) 5 ft 6 1 ⁄ 2 in (169 cm) Recognition: Eight-division world champion. Matthysse took a knee in the 5th round and was decked by a left hook in the 7th, following a combination. He did it all with his hands. Casually, as they say. However, Pacquiao told Philboxing.com the preparations were in the final stages and the funds would be released to Golden Boy in the coming days. The decision of hosting a match with no paying attendants in seats was made in order to avoid any pressures, since the winner of the match would fly to Sao Paulo, Brazil, to compete in an Olympic qualifier.

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