It was around 2010 that this video sparring session was recorded between Argentines Lucas Matthyse Y Sergio “Wonder” Martinez. Undoubtedly a gem, already historical, of Argentine boxing.
The video was uploaded to Youtube in December 2012, but the sparring happened a couple of years earlier in 2010.
Lucas Matthysse was preparing to face Zab Judah, in a fight that would take place on November 6, 2010. That night, Matthysse lost a very tight and controversial split decision despite knocking down Judah in the 10th round.
But, to face a southpaw like Zab Judah, Matthysse he sparred with another southpaw like Wonder Martinez.
The sparring took place in Oxnard, California, where Sergio Martinez had his training ground, and Matthysse spent a few days there, training with Sergio heading to his fight with Judah.
As to Wonder Martinez, lived the first year of his reign as world middleweight champion after having been crowned in super welterweight. He was preparing for his second fight with Paul williams. On November 20, 2010, two weeks after the fight between Matthysse Y Judah, Martinez faced Paul williams and delivered one of the creepiest knockouts in boxing history.
The sparring between Wonder Martinez Y Lucas Matthysse 2010, it occurred in a moment of clean and jerk for the two Argentine fighters.
Martinez broke into his second category, and the knockout over Williams I would send it straight to the top of 160 pounds.
And on the other hand, even though Lucas Matthysse lost against Zab JudahHe showed a good face in his first big fight. After Judah, Matthysse he would rise and make a name for himself in America, with the reputation of a brutal knockout. Fights would come with Corley, Devon alexander, Zorrita Soto, Lamont Peterson Y Danny Garcia.