Lucas Matthysse will be looking for another title bout shot which means that upset losses are not an option in his quest for a belt. Roberto Ortiz has never lost a bout in 32 matches but few of his opponents were as tough as Matthysse. Lucas Martin Matthysse will face Roberto Ortiz for the WBC silver light welterweight title on September 6 at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Matthysse opened as a -900 favorite with the Boxing odds while Ortiz was a +625 dog.
Roberto “Massa” Ortiz
The 28 year old Roberto Ortiz is a native of Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico where he still resides. Ortiz is the fourth ranked light welterweight in Mexico and is ranked 39th in the world. Ortiz stands at five feet nine inches tall with a reach of 69 and one half inches and fights from an orthodox stance. He has a career record of 31 wins, 0 losses, and one draw in 32 career bouts as 24 out of his 31 career wins have come by knockout. Ortiz won the WBC Silver light welterweight title on August 25, 2012 with a second round technical knockout win over Florencio Castellano and has successfully defended his title belt in his last five consecutive bouts. Ortiz is coming off a technical knockout win over Ramiro Alcaraz in the fifth round of a scheduled 12 round bout that took place on April 12, 2014.
Lucas Martin “La Maquina” Matthysse
The 31 year old Lucas Martin Matthysse stands at five feet six and one half inches tall with a reach of 69 inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Matthysse is a native of Argentina and still resides there in Junin, Buenos Aires. Matthysse is the top ranked light welterweight in Argentina and is ranked second in the world. He has a career record of 35 wins and 3 losses with 33 out of his 35 career wins coming by knockout. Matthysse has never suffered a knockout defeat. Matthysse is coming off a knockout win over John Molina in the 11th round of a scheduled 12 round bout that took place on April 26, 2014 at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, CA, USA. The win followed his unanimous decision loss to Danny Garcia for the WBA super world light welterweight and WBC light welterweight titles.
Ortiz enters this bout with our respect and with credibility but we believe that Matthysse is in an entirely different class and call for Matthysse to win!
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