Fan share their thoughts on Lucas Matthysse’s hard-fought maj. decision over Ruslan Provodnikov, Andrzej Fonfara’s ninth-round stoppage of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Terence Crawford’s WBO 140-pound title-winning TKO of Thomas Dulorme, and other boxing subjects including mythical matchups in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Watch the emotional private moments between Lucas Matthysse and his team just moments after he was declared the winner of his brutal 12-round battle with Ruslan Provodnikov and then hear what THE RING’s No. 1-rated junior welterweight had to tell RingTV’s Bill Emes about the fight and his future.
Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov answer questions about their HBO-televised 12-round thriller and about what might be next during their post-fight press conference at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York, the site of their April 18 instant classic.
Lucas Matthysse, Ruslan Provodnikov and their promoters, Oscar De La Hoya and Artie Pellulo, reflected on the terrific 12-round action bout they put forth at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York, during the post-fight press conference.
More face-altering photos of Lucas Matthysse’s war with Ruslan Provodnikov on Saturday in Verona, New York. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Action shots from the Turning Stone in Verona, New York, where Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov waged a surefire contender for end-of-the-year honors. Photos by Alex Menendez/Getty Images.
THE RING’s No. 1-rated junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse used accurate punching, excellent spacing, a consistent jab and an effective uppercut to bust up Ruslan Provodnikov en route to a 12-round majority decision, but it wasn’t easy. The Russian pressure fighter came on strong in the final rounds of the Fight of the Year candidate.
The junior welterweight showdown between Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov was billed as a can’t-miss slugfest, a guaranteed Fight of the Year, and the HBO-televised 12 rounder lived up to expectations with Matthysse earning a hard-fought decision over an incredibly resilient and determined Provodnikov.
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.
Junior welterweight Ruslan Provodnikov is motivated for Lucas Matthysse on Saturday in a fight that potentially has brutality written all over it.
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.
Twenty insiders were asked for their picks regarding this Saturday’s junior welterweight clash between Ruslan Provodnikov and Lucas Matthysse. Read on for their predictions.
Junior welterweight combatants Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov arrived in Verona, New York, today, both of them promising to deliver a war on Saturday’s edition of “HBO Boxing After Dark.”
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’s Bill Emes was in New York City on Tuesday to catch Ruslan Provodnikov’s fight-week media roundtable interview ahead of his HBO-televised showdown with Lucas Matthysse on Saturday in Verona, New York.
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.