Los Angles,CA— 6,143 boxing fans at the Los Angeles’ “Fabulous” Forum witness Lucas Matthysse become World Champion on HBO Boxing After Dark. Matthysse lost his previous two title opportunities when he was upset by Danny Garcia (2013) and Viktor Postol (2015). Matthysse now bein train by Joel Diaz, reclaims glory as he won the Vacant WBA Welterweight World Championship belt when he knocked out Tewa Kiram in the eighth round.
Kiriam was controlling the fight with his length and jab, but both fighters struggle to get any consistent rhythm. Fans became anxious for action, and the fighters started to hear the Boo-Birds. During the eight round, Matthysse landed a right hand that dropped Kiram. Karim was able to beat the count but, Matthysse was able to finish the fight with a left jab that drooped Kiram again. The fight was wave off by the referee. Kiram seems extremely hurt that after the fight he was rush to the hospital. Boxing Socialist has exclusive footage of Kiram being rush to the hospital.
“The best. I want the rematch with Danny Garcia or Manny Pacquiao”. Matthysse told his fans.
Although Matthysse won his bout by knock out his performance was not impressive. So the question is could Matthysse compete with the elite 147 pounders today?