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Lucas Matthysse stops Roberto Ortiz with body shot in Round 2

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Sept. 6, 2014, Cincinnati: Lucas Matthysse lands the bodyshot that ended his fight against Roberto Ortiz in the second round. Photo by Naoki Fukuda.

Sept. 6, 2014: Lucas Matthysse lands the bodyshot that ended his fight against Roberto Ortiz in the second round in Cincinnati. Photo by Naoki Fukuda.

 

Junior welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse made short work of Roberto Ortiz, stopping the unbeaten but unproven fringe contender in Round 2 of the their scheduled 12 rounder on the Adrien Broner-Emmanuel Taylor undercard on Saturday in Cincinnati, Ohio.

After an even first round, Matthysse (36-3, 33 knockouts) nailed Ortiz with a left to the lower rib cage, sending the 28-year-old Mexican boxer-puncher to one knee where he spat out his mouthpiece and counted out by referee Bengy Esteves Jr. at 2:45 of Round 2.

Ortiz (31-1-1, 24 KOs) thought he had beat the count, as did the commentators for Showtime, which televised the bout in the U.S.



“I thought I was up at nine,” Ortiz said during his post-fight interview. “I could’ve got up at seven but I was taking my time (to catch my breath), but I was in shape for a hard fight.”

Matthysse, who won his second fight since dropping a unanimous decision to RING champ Danny Garcia last September, is already looking to get another shot at the title.

“I got (Ortiz) with a really good shot to the body,” Matthysse said during his post-fight interview. “I challenge Danny Garcia who needs to stop being a chicken and stop fighting little guys and fight me. I want Danny Garcia. If I can’t get a shot at the title, then I’ll fight Adrien Broner.”

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