Lucas Matthysse will make a purse of $500,000 for tomorrow night's HBO boxing main event at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, with opponent Viktor Postol bringing in $90,000 with more to be made in overseas money. The vacant WBC junior welterweight title will be on the line in the bout.
In the co-feature, which is another junior welterweight bout, veteran Humberto Soto and prospect Antonio Orozco each have purses of $100,000. Their bout is a 10-round, non-title fight.
Matthysse (37-3, 34 KO) is coming off of wins over John Molina, Roberto Ortiz, and Ruslan Provodnikov following a 2013 loss to Danny Garcia in a highly-anticipated fight. Postol is undefeated at 27-0 (11 KO), with his most notable victories coming over Hank Lundy and Selcuk Aydin. Most recently, he beat Jake Giuriceo on April 11 in Brooklyn.
Soto (65-8-2, 35 KO) has had a frustrating 2015, losing a May date on HBO against prospect Frankie Gomez when Gomez missed weight dramatically, and then a fight with Ray Beltran set for June 27 was also canceled after Beltran failed a drug test in Nevada. An attempt to keep the June 27 date also fell through, as Soto hurt his knee in training before he was set to face Jose Felix Jr. The 35-year-old Soto hasn't fought in 13 months.
Orozco (22-0, 15 KO) last fought on May 15, beating tough Emmanuel Taylor over 10 rounds in a bout that aired on truTV.