Junior Welterweight

Lucas Matthysse vs. Olusegun Ajose Could Be the Most Exciting Fight Saturday

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 23:  Lucas Matthysse, from Argentina, celebrates after knocking out  Humberto Soto, from Mexico, during the 12-round WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight title bout at Staples Center on June 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Mick AkersAnalyst ISeptember 8, 2012

Saturday is an action-packed day for boxing fans as several big name fighters will take to the ring in various areas of the world, but the WBC junior welterweight interim title fight between Lucas Matthysse and Olusegun Ajose has the makings to be the most exciting fight of the day.

With Vitali Klitschko defending his WBC heavyweight title against Manuel Charr, Tomasz Adamek facing Travis Walker and the most hyped bout of the day between super middleweight title holder, Andre Ward, and light heavyweight title holder, Chad Dawson, Matthyse's pure knockout power may give us the best finish of the night.

Matthysse (31-2, 29 KOs) has amassed an incredible 29 KOs in his 31 victories, making a KO almost guaranteed, especially against Ajose (30-0, 14 KOs), who is willing to mix it up in the ring.

Ajose is no stiff in the ring. He was supposed to be the mandatory challenger for newly crowned junior welterweight champ, Danny Garcia, but was skipped over. Instead, Garica will face Erik Morales on October 20.

Although the co-main event, Randall Bailey vs. Devon Alexander, was called off due to Bailey suffering a back injury, the Showtime event is still a must see for boxing fans.

With a convincing victory Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Matthysse should set himself up to land a big name fight, someone along the lines of Danny Garcia, Lamont Peterson or Marcos Maidana to name a few.

With the boxing world's eyes all on Ward-Dawson tonight, Matthysse could easily be the talk of the sport if he knocks out Ajose after a busy day of boxing is complete.

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