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Lucas Matthysse: I never thought about retirement

Lucas Matthysse says he’s ready to go on May 6, his first fight since 2015.

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Lucas Matthysse will return to the ring on May 6, when he faces Emmanuel Taylor in an HBO pay-per-view undercard fight on the Canelo-Chavez card, and on Tuesday, was part of a media workout in Los Angeles, where he spoke about his time away from boxing.

Matthysse (37-4, 34 KO) hasn’t fought since October 2015, when he was battered and stopped by Viktor Postol on HBO, but he says in all that time off, he never considered retirement.

"I never once thought about retiring. I just needed a deep rest after the Postol fight in October, so I went back home and took the time I needed to be with family--I drove my motorcycle, went fishing, and just reflected,” he said at the media workout.

The 34-year-old puncher also says that it’s great to make his return as part of such a big card.

"I am proud of the career that I have made - I am a South American fighter coming from a province in Argentina who has made himself known in America,” he said. “It is a privilege to be back on such a card like this, and my goal is to continue to be in the sport, on track for a championship. I am ready to jump back in."

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