Talks are ongoing for junior welterweight bout between Ruslan Provodnikov and Lucas Matthysse at the StubHub Center on March 28. Seemingly, Provodnikov couldn’t be happier with the notion.
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!
Talks are ongoing for a junior welterweight bout between top contenders Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov on March 28 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., according to Provodnikov’s promoter, Artie Pelullo of Banner Promotions.
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.
THE RING No. 1-rated junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse has signed a five-year extension with Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya, who also confirmed ongoing talks for a bout with the magazine’s 4-rated Ruslan Provodnikov for March.
If all goes well, we could see a junior welterweight showdown between Ruslan Provodnikov and Lucas Matthysse in the spring, according to promoter Artie Pelullo.
Ruslan Provodnikov throttled faded former lightweight champ Jose Luis Castillo to a fifth-round TKO on Friday in Luzhniki, Moscow. In a bizarre undercard bout, 62-year-old actor Mickey Rourke scored a second-round TKO over Elliot Seymour.
Faced with the dubious task of having to meet Jose Luis Castillo in Russia on Friday, former 140-pound titlist Ruslan Provodnikov envisions more lucrative bouts in the future.
Confidence is something Chris Algieri’s team can never be accused of not having in abundance. For instance, Algieri’s trainer, Tim Lane says his charge will dominate Manny Pacquiao.
Former and would-be opponents (in the case of Jessie Vargas) chime in on this weekend’s welterweight title clash between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri.
The rumored showdown Ruslan Provodnikov-Jose Luis Castillo fight has been confirmed for Nov. 28 in Provodnikov’s backyard of Moscow, Russia. It will be Provodnikov’s first fight back in his homeland since December 2011 when he scored a unanimous decision victory over DeMarcus Corley.
Referee Harvey Dock, who officiated Chris Algieri-Ruslan Provodnikov and Sadam Ali-Luis Carlos Abregu, provides RingTV.com with a unique, third-man perspective.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, the seeds have been sown for a potential featherweight title unification bout between Vasyl Lomachenko and the winner of Nonito Donaire-Nicholas Walters.
Chris Algieri spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes one week after upsetting Ruslan Provodnikov. The new WBO 140-pound titleholder talked about recovery from his injuries, a rematch with Provodnikov, unification bouts vs. Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson, dream fights vs. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr., the VADA program and PEDs in boxing, and other subjects.