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The Biofile Get 2 Know Lucas Matthysse

Status: Junior welterweight contender. Record is 27-0 (25 KO’s). Will take on Zab Judah in Newark, NJ in an IBF Title Eliminator (televised by HBO).

Ht: 5-9 Wt: 140

DOB: September 27, 1982 In: Trelew, Argentina

First Boxing Memory: “Was representing Argentina in amateurs.”

Inspirations: “To win the fight against Judah. And fight for a world title.”

Hobbies: “Outside of boxing – because I’m a full-time fighter – is to be with my family and my three dogs.”

Last Book Read: “No, I don’t like to read books.”

First Job: “I used to sell newspapers.”

Current Car: “Volkswagen Golf.”

Favorite Meal: “Steak.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “No, I don’t eat that.”

Pre-Fight Feeling: “Always I’m thinking about my training camp, so I have no doubt I will come out victorious.”

Greatest Sports Moment: “The best moment is now – this Saturday. And second was to beat Vivian Harris – it was a great moment for me.”

Most Painful Moment: “Maybe the defeats of my own brother Walter.”

Funny Boxing Memory: “It’s nothing funny in boxing. So I don’t remember anything funny.”

Embarrassing Boxing Memory: “The most embarrassing moment is the press conference [smiles], after that it’s no problem.”

Strangest Fight: “It’s always different with fighters or strangest fighters, but always I finish almost the same way – by knockout.”

Favorite Boxers To Watch: “Oscar De La Hoya. Omar Narvaez of Argentina.”

Favorite Sport Outside Boxing: “Boxing. I don’t watch anything else.”

People Qualities Most Admired: “When I look at people – is to be loyal. Loyalty is everything, especially in our industry.”

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