Ezequiel Matthysse (born as Walter Ezequiel Matthysse Bianchettin, on July 8, 1998 in Trelew (Chubut), Argentina) is an Argentine boxer. He was an Amateur boxing world champion of the World Boxing Council in 2018.
Walter Ezequiel Matthysse Bianchettin was born on July 8, 1998 in Trelew, Chubut Province, Argentina. He is the son of Walter Darío Matthysse and Gladys Yanina Bianchettin, who were also boxers. He is the nephew of former world champions Edith Soledad Matthysse and Lucas Martin Matthysse. He has 2 sisters: Nerina Ayelén Matthysse and Zaira Milena Matthysse. In 2021 he married Florencia Belén Giménez and moved to Córdoba (Argentina).
Ezequiel started boxing from a very young age since his Matthysse family were all boxers, from his grandfather, his grandmother, his uncles, his relatives, and his parents.
In 2012 he made his debut as a boxer amateur when he was 14 years old winning by knockout in the third round. Before his debut, he held 2 exhibitions, the first at 7 years old and the second at 11, trained by his father at the time. He made a total of 63 amateur fights of which he won 59, 30 of them by knockout, lost 3 and tied 1.
In 2015 at just 16 years old, he was contacted by the team of Marcos Maidana and traveled to United States, where he was trained by the former boxer and trainer Robert García (brother of Mikey Garcia) and trained with several professional boxers such as: Shane Mosley, Brandon Rios, Jesús Cuellar, Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Taras Shelestyuk and Brian Castaño. In that same year he made his first fight international as amateur in United States, beating Alex Moreno by points in decision unanimous who received 2 accounts protection by the referee.
In 2016 Ezequiel returned to Argentina to join the team of his uncle Lucas Matthysse, and in 2017 he helped Lucas prepare for his fight against American Emmanuel Taylor with headquarters in Las Vegas, Ezequiel being the partner of sparring of his uncle.
In 2017 he returned to Argentina and traveled to City of Buenos Aires to represent the Argentine National Team of Boxing in a cap between Argentina against Brazil and fought with boxer Brazilian Uendel Brito.
In 2018 Ezequiel was part of the preparation for his uncle Lucas Matthysse fight against the Filipino Manny Pacquiao based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In that preparation which was in United States, Ezequiel participated in the world championship amateur organized by the World Boxing Council in Los Angeles and became world champion amateur of the WBC in the category Middleweight beating the former national monarch of United States. In that World Cup consecration, Ezequiel became the first amateur boxer in the history of Argentine boxing to win a title from WBC.
In 2019 Ezequiel participated in a championship organized by the World Boxing Council in Chile and obtained the Gold Medal and became champion winning all his fights by knockout in the first round. Later in that same year, champion of the Association of Argentine Professional and Amateur Manager's and Boxers (AMBAPA), Champion Regional and Champion Provincial amateur.
In 2020, at the age of 21, he signed his first contract with the promoter of boxing Sampson Lewkowicz and his company Sampson Boxing and Tello Box to debut as professional boxer. The announcement was made through a virtual press conference in which Sergio Martínez (boxer) and the president of the World Boxing Council Mauricio Sulaiman participated, who said: "I know Walter Jr. for having won a world WBC challenge in the United States (translated from Spanish)".
In 2012 a video of Ezequiel went viral on internet with millions of views. In the video you can see Ezequiel sleeping until his father throws water on his head, which provokes Ezequiel's anger and he reacts by saying "Dad, can't you see I have new underpants?" (“Papá tengo calzoncillos nuevos” in spanish). Ezequiel Matthysse admitted in several interviews that he was victim of bullying, but he was able to overcome that stage of his life as an amateur world champion of the WBC until he became professional boxer.
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