Mathews vs Luis are ready in Liverpool for their 135 lbs interim title

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Mathews vs Luis are ready in Liverpool for their 135 lbs interim title
Derry Mathews vs Tony Luis. Photos Gary Mushrow

Mathews vs Luis are ready in Liverpool for their 135 lbs interim title

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Mathews vs Luis are ready in Liverpool for their 135 lbs interim title
Derry Mathews vs Tony Luis. Photos Gary Mushrow

Derry Mathews vs Tony Luis
Derry Mathews vs Tony Luis. Photos Gary Mushrow

In a press conference in Liverpool, England, was presented the World Boxing Association 135-lbs interim title fight between the British Derry Mathews, #4 in the ranking, and the Canadian Tony Luis, #9 of the division.

For various reasons, Mathews (37-9-2, 20 KO) has had a change of opponent. “First, he would fight the now champion in recess Richar Abril, then the Venezuelan Ismael Barroso, #5 rated contender, and finally he will fight with Luis, he told the British media: “there have been many ups and downs in the last couple of days, but as a professional that I am, I’ve been focusing on my job,” said Mathews.

The Canadian challenger Luis (19-2, 7 KO) was blunt when he answered that he traveled to Liverpool to knock him out, and put his name on everyone’s lips. He said he had planned to fight in the United States, this weekend, “so I’m in shape and the jet lag does not bother me at all. I want to fight this Saturday. I’m here to do my job and I intend to finish it early and go home.

El referee will be Howard Foester (UK), and the WBA judges, Jean Legland (FRA), Dave Parris (UK), Stefano Carozza (ITA), and the supervisor will be the Panamanian Aurelio Fiengo.


Mathews - Luis in the weight and waiting for the bell



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