Preview and Prediction for Lamont Peterson vs. Lucas Matthysse

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Preview and Prediction for Lamont Peterson vs. Lucas Matthysse
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On Saturday, May 18, IBF light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson will meet ferocious Argentinian brawler Lucas Matthysse at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. This is one of the most eagerly anticipated matchups of the spring.

The fight will take place at 141 pounds, so the IBF title will not be on the line. Still, much more than any alphabet-soup belt is at stake. Peterson and Matthysse are two of the top-ranked fighters in the always competitive light welterweight division, and both have an obvious future at full welterweight, where some of the sport's biggest money fights take place.

This is the kind of fight where the winner is difficult to predict, but a relentless, action-packed war is almost a sure bet.

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