One of the gifts that has allowed veteran boxing publicist Bill Caplan to remain employed well into his 80s is his creativity, which was recently on display as he told an interesting story about Argentinian boxer Lucas Matthysse, who was training in Indio for what will be his third — and perhaps last — opportunity to win a world title.
Matthysse vs Kiram Live Free
With Matthysse in pursuit of the vacant World Boxing Assn. welterweight belt against Thailand’s Tewa Kiram (38-0, 28 knockouts) in the HBO-televised Saturday night main event at the Forum, Caplan said he heard that Matthysse would use his purse money to purchase a ranch and become some type of modern-day gaucho on horseback.
Into the Indio gym walks Caplan, making his way to a sweat-soaked Matthysse, who gave up his Christmas and New Year’s Eve with his family to train in the desert in pursuit of a belt, which he failed to capture in a 2013 unanimous-decision loss to Danny Garcia and then again in a 2015 loss to Viktor Postol by 10th-round knockout at StubHub Center.