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RingTv image The pride of the Fighting Matthysses – part two

The pride of the Fighting Matthysses – part two

Lucas Matthysse was inspired to box by his older brother Walter, a former welterweight contender, and learned his craft alongside a current welterweight contender, Marcos Maidana. “If we both move to 147 pounds we’re going to get that offer,” Matthysse said about his former roommate, sparring partner, and occasional amateur opponent. Matthysse faces Ruslan Provodnikov tonight on HBO.

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 Calm, calculating Terence Crawford takes aim at junior welterweight

Calm, calculating Terence Crawford takes aim at junior welterweight

From a virtual unknown in 2013 to THE RING lightweight champ and BWAA Fighter of the Year in 2014 is quite a leap, but Terence Crawford is unfazed by his newfound social status. The only thing he is concerned about is making a successful jump to junior welterweight on Saturday when he takes on Thomas Dulorme.

RingTv image Provodnikov and Matthysse: Starving for violence

Provodnikov and Matthysse: Starving for violence

It’s somewhat perverse; isn’t it? A veritable feast celebrating two hardened warriors who can’t indulge in order to stay on point for their upcoming junior welterweight bout. But Ruslan Provodnikov and Lucas Matthysse aren’t bothered. They go to war this Saturday.

RingTv image Video: Ruslan Provodnikov promises a ‘real war’ against Lucas Matthysse

Video: Ruslan Provodnikov promises a ‘real war’ against Lucas Matthysse

RingTV interviewed Ruslan Provodnikov after his media workout at Wild Card Boxing Club for his April 18 showdown with fellow puncher Lucas Matthysse. “It’s definitely what the fans are expecting,” Provodnikov, who was in full beast mode during the workout, said of the fight. “It will be a real fight. It’s going to be a real war.”

RingTv image The Travelin’ Man returns to Montreal…again-part II

The Travelin’ Man returns to Montreal…again-part II

RingTV.com’s Lee Groves was on the scene for WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev’s defense against Jean Pascal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. As always, the ‘Travelin’ Man’ provides a front row seat to his unique brand of observation.

RingTv image Julio Cesar Chavez-Meldrick Taylor I remembered

Julio Cesar Chavez-Meldrick Taylor I remembered

There are certain fights throughout boxing history that ignite a visceral reaction from fans due to their disputed outcomes, such as Dempsey-Tunney II and Hagler-Leonard. One such fight took place 25 years ago today when Julio Cesar Chavez and Meldrick Taylor produced a war for the ages that would be overshadowed by one of the most polarizing decisions a referee ever made.

RingTv image A deeper dive into PBC on NBC

A deeper dive into PBC on NBC

Was the inaugural episode of NBC’s ‘Premier Boxing Champions’ everything it was cracked up to be? Michael Woods takes a deeper look into the ‘re-branding of boxing.’

RingTv image A focused Czar Glazkov enters HBO showcase vs. Steve Cunningham

A focused Czar Glazkov enters HBO showcase vs. Steve Cunningham

Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov admits the unrest in his native Ukraine took away from his focus on boxing last year. However, the unbeaten heavyweight contender knows he has a huge opportunity in front of him on Saturday when he faces Steve Cunningham in the HBO-televised co-feature to the Sergey Kovalev-Jean Pascal light heavyweight showdown.