Lucas Matthysse must like how things have gone for him with Golden Boy Promotions, as the Argentine junior welterweight contender will be staying with the company, signing a five-year contract extension on Thursday.
"Lucas Matthysse is extremely happy with Golden Boy Promotions, and he wants to retire with us," Oscar De La Hoya said. "I'm extremely happy that he's a loyal fighter and person who understands the value of having a promoter on a long-term contract in order for us to keep building him and get him the fights he deserves."
Matthysse, 32, is still with Al Haymon, but De La Hoya says he went straight to Mario Arano, Matthysse's manager, and didn't go to Haymon, who is the "adviser" for their team. De La Hoya said that Arano and Matthysse "are loyal to" Golden Boy.
Matthysse (36-3, 34 KO) is currently looking at a March return to action, potentially against Ruslan Provodnikov in what could be a true war of heavy-handed, all-action fighters.
Are you surprised that Matthysse has re-upped with GBP instead of pledging loyalty first to Al Haymon? Is Oscar De La Hoya finally digging in his heels on the business side of things?