Fight Fans around the world are excited to witness the return of Argentine knockout artist Lucas Matthysse (34-3 32ko’s) on April 26th. Matthysse will be facing fellow puncher and former WBC world lightweight title challenger John Molina (27-3 22Ko’s).
Molina is coming off of a huge upset KO win over lightweight contender Mickey Bey. But the fact is that fight was contested at lightweight and he was getting out boxed throughout the whole fight before the knockout came.
Molina does not possess much skill and likes to come forward and throw power shots. He tends to loop his punches a lot of the times and has one punch knockout power along with good physical strength. He is also a tall fighter for the Jr. Welterweight division despite the fact that he’s moving up from the lightweight division. Molina will not be moving or circling away from Lucas, he will be standing in front of him trying to land his power shots.
Matthysse on the other hand is coming off the biggest fight of his career against Danny Garcia for 140lb supremacy. He ended up coming up short in what turned out to be a good match-up. Matthysse is a polished technical pressure fighter with special punching power. He has fought at 140lbs his entire career and holds nice wins over the likes of Lamont Peterson, Demarcus Corley and Humberto Soto.
I believe Molina is tailor made for Lucas as he will not provide any movement and will be standing in front of Matthysse throughout the whole fight. Matthysse will not have many problems landing his power shots. I expect this fight to be exciting for however long it lasts but I’m expecting a TKO win for Matthysse.