The names keep coming for Manny Pacquiao’s final foe. Could WBA junior welterweight titlist Adrien Broner be a possibility?
Tim Bradley didn’t prove much by stopping overmatched Brandon Rios on Saturday in Las Vegas. Still, it remains clear that Bradley is one of the best there is.
Ruslan Provodnikov bounced back from his loss to Lucas Matthysse with a fourth-round TKO over Jesus Rodriguez at Salle des Etoiles in Monaco on Saturday.
Weigh-in results for the Nov. 7 fight card in Monte Carlo headlined by welterweights Ruslan Provodnikov and Jesus Rodriguez.
On Nov. 7, Ruslan Provodnikov returns to the ring in a bout replacing the scuttled Juergen Braehmer-Thomas Oosthuizen match.
In this week’s Friday mailbag, fans share thoughts on tomorrow’s quadrupleheader in London featuring Kell Brook-Frankie Gavin, Jorge Linares-Kevin Mitchell, Evgeny Gradovich-Lee Selby and Anthony Joshua-Kevin Johnson, plus all-British mythical matchups, love for Nigel Benn, questions about Freddie Roach, Alexander Povetkin and Chris Algieri, and much more. Enjoy!
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.