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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Updated: May 17, 10:30 AM ET
Five keys for Lucas Matthysse

By Bernardo Pilatti

Argentina's Lucas Matthysse will be facing the challenge of a lifetime Saturday against junior welterweight titlist Lamont Peterson in a nontitle bout at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

With the help of his impressive knockout power, Matthysse (33-2, 31 KOs) has battled against great opponents, sometimes with controversial results (see Devon Alexander and Zab Judah).

In spite of his convincing quality, these controversial decisions have forced him to continue proving his place in the junior welterweight division. Matthysse simply must win against Peterson (31-1-1, 16 KOs) to land the fight he covets against division champion Danny Garcia.

Here are five keys to victory for Matthysse against Peterson: