Former Interim WBC super lightweight champion Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) returns to action for the first time since October 3, 2015 against Maryland welterweight Emmanuel "Tranzformer" Taylor (20-4, 14 KOs).
Taylor was a decorated American amateur boxer who owned a 186-26 amateur record, including three gold-medal performances in the National PAL Championships. The 26-year-old has never been stopped as a professional, taking world champions Adrian Broner and Chris Algieri the distance. Taylor has defeated Karim Mayfield, Victor Manuel Cayo and Raymond Serrano, among the more notables.
The two top contenders will go head to head on the televised undercard HBO pay-per-view portion of the Canelo vs Chavez main event Saturday May 6th in Las Vegas.