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RingTv image Dougie’s Friday mailbag

Dougie’s Friday mailbag

Fans from around the world share their unbridled enthusiasm for tomorrow’s anticipated showdown between Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov, as well as thoughts on Leo Santa Cruz, the PBC, some really good mythical matchups and other subjects, in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!

RingTv image The pride of the Fighting Matthysses – part one

The pride of the Fighting Matthysses – part one

Everyone in Lucas Matthysse’s family has boxed competitively, including his father Mario (pictured), a former pro welterweight who fought 58 bouts. Matthysse, who takes on fellow 140-pound contender Ruslan Provodnikov on Saturday, has made his family name known in the boxing world. His family’s story, however, will always be linked to a country shaped and built by immigrants.

RingTv image Team Mayweather seeks knockout of Manny Pacquiao

Team Mayweather seeks knockout of Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has kept silent for the most part going into his mega-fight against Manny Pacquiao and the unbeaten star remained mum during his recent media workout. However, his father/trainer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the CEO of Mayweather Promotions Leonard Ellerbe are loudly predicting a KO victory on May 2.

RingTv image Provodnikov, Matthysse vow to bring their best on Saturday

Provodnikov, Matthysse vow to bring their best on Saturday

The final press conference in advance of the anticipated Ruslan Provodnikov-Lucas Matthysse showdown took place on Thursday at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York, the site of the HBO “Boxing After Dark” main event on Saturday. Both punchers promised the best performances of their careers.

RingTv image Video: Zab Judah breaks down Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Video: Zab Judah breaks down Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Zab Judah spoke with RingTV’s Dominic Verdin at Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s recent media day workout, where the former welterweight champ analyzed May 2 mega-matchup, what makes Mayweather special and what makes Pacquiao a threat.

RingTv image Photo gallery: Manny Pacquiao media day in Hollywood

Photo gallery: Manny Pacquiao media day in Hollywood

We’re not Fire Marshalls, but this crowd at the Wild Card is ridiculous… Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach brought out the mitts for the cameras once again on Wednesday, just over two weeks out from the May 2 fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.

RingTv image Marvelous Marvin Hagler recalls “The War” with Thomas Hearns

Marvelous Marvin Hagler recalls “The War” with Thomas Hearns

Rivalries in boxing are often connected to trilogies, but Marvin Hagler’s middleweight title defense against the explosive Thomas Hearns was once in a lifetime sporting theater. No sequel required. Hagler told RingTV.com: “It was the highlight of my career and I give Tommy credit for being the man he was that night. It takes two to tango and both of us made our mark in the history books.”

RingTv image Commentary: Why Danny Garcia should be considered a ‘B-plus Player’

Commentary: Why Danny Garcia should be considered a ‘B-plus Player’

Danny Garcia is a marketable undefeated slugger from Philly with a Puerto Rican background, a father with a mouth that won’t stop and what appears to be all of the tools to be a major draw. However, there’s something missing from THE RING 140-pound champ’s game that will likely prevent him from becoming an elite boxer or even a player in the welterweight division.

RingTv image Oscar De La Hoya to Argentine media: “I believe in Lucas Matthysse”

Oscar De La Hoya to Argentine media: “I believe in Lucas Matthysse”

Oscar De La Hoya envisions big things for his promotional company’s top junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse, who faces Ruslan Provodnikov on Saturday, but the Argentine boxer-puncher has to beat the Russian pressure fighter. De La Hoya recently visited Buenos Aires for a press conference attended by over 300 local members of the media.

RingTv image Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Readers from around the globe share their thoughts on Danny Garcia’s close and controversial decision over Lamont Peterson, the Andy Lee-Peter Quillin draw, Rocky Martinez’s hard-fought decision over Orlando Salido, the Lucas Matthysse-Ruslan Provodnikov fight, mythical matchups and other boxing subjects in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!