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Floyd Sr: Lucas Matthysse is not an elite fighter

Floyd Mayweather Sr doesn't see Lucas Matthysse being an elite fighter, saying he's just a banger throwing hard punches.

Al Bello
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

While boxing fans around the world are willingly going ga-ga over Argentina's power-punching junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse, Floyd Mayweather Sr doesn't see what the big deal is, saying that Matthysse is just a banger, and doesn't have elite skills.

From Chris Robinson:

"He's a guy that just throws hard punches. He's not a skillful fighter. He's a banger and I didn't see nothing that impressed me about him but his power. He does have power. ... He's not an elite fighter. If you want to call him an elite fighter because of his power, you call him elite fighter then. As far as his skills? No."

Predictably, this also means that Floyd Sr believes his son would easily deal with Matthysse, which I don't mean as a shot when I say "predictably" -- I think only the most truly insane would really pick Lucas to beat Floyd, and I expect few would even see him being competitive.

Matthysse in four!

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