Saturday, January 26, 2013
Matthysse stops Dallas in 1st round
LAS VEGAS -- Lucas Matthysse stopped Mike Dallas Jr. with a devastating straight right hand at 2:36 of the first round Saturday night in his first defense of the WBC interim super lightweight championship.
Neither fighter had done much damage when Matthysse slipped a punch and landed a short right hand that sent Dallas face-first into the canvas at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Matthysse improved to 33-2 with his 31st knockout, possibly putting him in position for a shot at WBC and WBA super lightweight champion Danny Garcia or Marcos Maidana.
Dallas dropped to 19-3-1.