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Lucas Matthysse vs Tewa Kiram



Matthysse KO's Kiram in the 8th here at the Forum in Inglewood at round 8.

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Match: Matthysse vs. Kiram.

Date: January 27, 2018.

Titles: WBA World Welterweight.

Location: Inglewood, CA.

Network: HBO.

Time: 10pm EST.

Commission: CA State.

Promoters: Golden Boy.

Matthysse vs. Kiram held a final press conference today ahead of the explosive Golden Boy Promotions card that will take place this Jan. 27 at the "Fabulous" Forum in Inglewood, Calif. In the first part of this spectacular main event, former interim WBC Super Lightweight Champion Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse (38-4, 35 KOs) of Chubut, Argentina will take on undefeated Thai superstar Tewa Kiram (38-0, 28 KOs) in a 12-round battle for the vacant WBA Welterweight World Championship.

"I'm very thankful that I'm fighting for a world title this Saturday against Lucas Matthysse. I'm looking forward to winning a world and taking the belt back to Thailand. Don't miss out on this great show." - Kiram.

"Lucas Matthysse is the type of fighter I like to train. He's aggressive. He has heavy hands. I'm committed to taking advantage of this opportunity--the opportunity that he has to win a world title. This Saturday you will see a new Lucas Matthysse."

Kiram (38-0, 28 KOs), whose given name is Teerachai Sithmorseng Kratingdaenggym, is ranked No. 1 at 147 pounds by the World Boxing Association, and will take on Argentine slugger and former interim 140-pound champ Lucas Matthysse (38-4, 35 KOs) for the vacant WBA World Welterweight title Saturday night at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The winner earns a shot at WBA super champion Keith Thurman.

The fight will be televised on HBO Boxing After Dark (10:30 p.m. ET). The co-main event pits Venezuelan star Jorge Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) against Filipino Mercito Gesta (31-1-2, 17 KOs) in a 12-round defense of Linares’ WBA and Ring Magazine lightweight titles.

Kiram describes his style as boxer and puncher, who counts the jab as perhaps his most important punch. He started out like most Thai boxers, in Muay Thai, a martial arts discipline that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. He converted full-time to boxing at 19 and is now 25. While he has not fought anywhere near the caliber of competition Matthysse has, like the Argentine he has knocked out most of his opponents (74%). But it took him nearly nine rounds to take out a fighter making his professional debut early last year.

Kiram is a natural welterweight, having fought at 147 his entire career, which started in 2008. I don’t know his height and reach dimensions, but in his fight against Vladimir Baez, he’s the clearly bigger man. Baez is a natural 140-pound fighter, like Matthysse, and BoxRec lists him with a height of 5’8½”, or two inches taller than their listing for Matthysse. Kiram looks big and sturdy compared to Baez in that fight — thick, almost, especially at 147, with big legs and a fairly large upper body, too. Kiram knocked Baez out in the fourth round, for what it’s worth.

Matthysse, coming off an impressive fifth-round knockout victory against Emmanuel Taylor last May, following a more than two-year layoff to heal a broken orbital bone from his knockout loss to Viktor Postal in October 2015, has his own ideas for how the fight will play out.

Let's see what would be the come for this fight!


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