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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 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 Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Fans share their thoughts on the merits of Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao as a topic for the mailbag and a mega-fight, the ever rising price of boxing pay-per-view events, Kevin Mitchell, Jeff Lacy, Paul Williams, Matthysse-Provodnikov, and many other subjects in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!

RingTv image Welcome back ‘Bam Bam’ Rios, thank you Mike Alvarado

Welcome back ‘Bam Bam’ Rios, thank you Mike Alvarado

Brandon Rios recaptured his peak form and fierceness with his brutal three-round stoppage of Mike Alvarado in their welterweight rubber match. Rios is now a player at 147 pounds, while Alvarado’s future is in doubt. However, fans should thank Alvarado for the many ring wars he’s provided, fights that may have shortened his career.