Former Interim WBC Super Lightweight World Champion and number two contender for the vacant WBC Super Lightweight Title Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) and former WBC International Super Lightweight Champion and number one contender for the vacant WBC Super Lightweight Title Viktor “The Iceman” Postol (27-0, 11 KOs) held a Los Angeles press conference today ahead of their upcoming fight on October 3 for the vacant WBC World Super Lightweight Championship at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
Presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box Promotions, Top Rank, Inc. and ELITE Boxing Promotion, the championship event will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 3, 2015) – Former three-division world champion Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto (65-8-2, 35 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico will take on undefeated contender Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (22-0, 15 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. in a career defining 10-round super lightweight showdown as the co-main event for Lucas Matthysse vs. Viktor Postol on Saturday, Oct. 3 from StubHub Center televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES (July 30, 2015) – On October 3, one the most exciting fighters and fearsome punchers in boxing, Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) will take on the dangerous and undefeated Viktor “The Iceman” Postol (27-0, 11 KOs) for the vacant WBC World Super Lightweight Championship at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box Promotions, Top Rank, Inc. and ELITE Boxing Promotion, the championship event will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading
Big punching Argentinian Lucas Matthysse will face Ukraine’s Viktor Postol on October 3rd at the Stub Hub Centre in Carson, California after the two camps agreed terms yesterday ahead of a scheduled purse bid to host the contest.
The two will square off for the WBC 140 lb title recently vacated by Danny Garcia, who fights Paulie Malignaggi at The Barclays Center in New York on August 1st.
Oscar De La Hoya, who promotes Matthysse said to ESPN; Continue reading
Danny Garcia spoke to WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and after a very emotional conversation, agreed to relinquish his Green and Gold belt. The World Boxing Council has declared the WBC super lightweight title vacant. Danny’s weight situation forced his decision to fight at welterweight and confirmed his physical ability to compete in that division while assessing the possibility of returning to 140 pounds. Continue reading
On April 18th top super lightweights Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse and “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov met in a 12-round thriller televised live on HBO. Following 36 minutes of courageous battle, both warriors donated their robe and trunks to the Hall of Fame. Continue reading
Philadelphia, PA (April 22, 2015)–For his fourth consecutive fight on HBO, “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov garnered over 1 million viewers.Ruslan’s fight with Lucas Matthysse averaged 1.243 million viewers and peaked at an outstanding 1.380 million viewers for the clash, which is now a leading candidate for 2015 Fight of the Year. Continue reading
Last night in Verona, the watching world saw Lucas Matthysse (37-3, 34ko) and Ruslan Provodnikov (24-4, 17ko) deliver twelve brutal rounds that in my opinion adequately delivered on the promise of war. Yet because the much mooted knockout between the punchers failed to transpire, reports by sites like Sky Sports in the UK are saying;
“The predicted slug-fest between the two heavy hitters never really took off”
I guess some folk are never truly happy because in my mind the fight played out much as I thought it would, with the hittable Provodnikov getting banged up by a Matthysse who used more of the boxing skill we knew he had going in. He boxed a sensible fight fight for me and didn’t get caught trading TOO often!! Continue reading
Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York was treated to a historic sold out match-up between two of the most exciting gladiators in boxing as Lucas “La Maqina”” Matthysse (37-3, 34 KO’s) took a majority decision victory over “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov (24-4, 17 KO’s) in a 12-round junior welterweight bout on the split-site doubleheader on HBO Boxing After Dark ®.
Presented by Banner Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions, the action packed night showcased two athletes fighting in the prime of their careers, with a title shot in the 140-pound division likely hanging in the horizon. Continue reading
In a fight that lived up to it’s billing, light welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) defeated Ruslan Provodnikov (24-4, 17 KOs) by an exciting 12 round majority decision on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, in Verona, New York, USA. Provodnikov fought well enough to deserve at least a draw out of the fight, as he rallied down the stretch against a tired looking Matthysse. The judges scored the fight 114-114, 115-113 and 115-113. Continue reading