Lucas ‘La Maquina’ Matthysse (37-4) vs. Emmanuel ‘Tranzformer’ Taylor (20-4)
This is the long awaited return of Lucas Matthysse. The Argentinian last fought in 2015 and suffered his first ever knockout loss to Viktor Postol. Before that fight Matthysse was known for having a steel chin, but the 34-year simply could not get up after getting hit by a massive straight right by Postol in the tenth round.
Naturally there are many questions surrounding Matthysse. The biggest one is ring rust. ‘La Maquina’ is 34-years old and has not fought since October of 2015. That is a very long layoff for a fighter in his mid thirties whose chin is about to give. He’s been through countless wars and some even question if his heart is still in it.