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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 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 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: Lucas Matthysse one-on-one fight-week interview

Video: Lucas Matthysse one-on-one fight-week interview

RingTV’s Bill Emes caught up with Lucas Matthysse in New York City for this fight-week exclusive one-on-one interview with the Argentine puncher about his anticipated HBO-televised showdown with Ruslan Provodnikov at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York.

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 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 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 Video: REAL TALK with John Molina

Video: REAL TALK with John Molina

Junior welterweight puncher John Molina, one of the most accessible and affable active TV fighters, answered questions from his fans in advance of his NBC-televised showdown with Adrien Broner on Saturday. Molina talked about the Broner challenge, his Fight of the Year with Lucas Matthysse and more.