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Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov on a Highway to Hell

This Saturday night Turning Stone Resort and Casino will host an HBO event that will likely be the leading candidate for fight of the year by night’s end. Stylistically speaking this is as close to a hardcore-fight fans dream matchup as any other on the busy spring fight schedule. Lucas “The Machine” is set to do battle against Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov with the victor possibly facing the co-feature bout winner between Terrance Crawford and Thomas Dulorme. Who will survive this firefight that promises to produce enough electricity to light up all of New York City?

Ruslan Provodnikov came up the hard way both in and outside the ring. From his humble begins as a member of a communal tribe in Western Siberia to grinding his way up the ranks on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights. Ruslan has out kicked his coverage long ago and overachieved beyond his natural skill set. His coming out party was a war with Timothy Bradley now two summers ago. He followed that narrow-points loss to Bradley with an obliteration of Mike Alvarado. Continue reading

Video: 2 Days: Terence Crawford – Full Episode; Team Dulorme is heading to Texas

2 Days: Terence Crawford – Watch the complete episode of 2 Days: Terence Crawford. Crawford vs. Dulorme will be televised as part of a split-site doubleheader on Saturday, April 18 live on HBO, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Team Dulorme is heading to Texas: Today at the Luis Munoz Marin Airport in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican world title contender, Thomas Dulorme ( 22-1, 14 KOs ) alongside with his team, are heading to Arlington, Texas for the biggest fight of Dulorme’s career schedule for this Saturday, April 18 against Terence Crawford ( 25-0, 17 KOs ) of Nebraska, for the vacant WBO World super lightweight title. Continue reading

Provodnikov v Matthysse – Ruslan Promises War

I’m saddened that days out from what many are building as FOTY potential, Saturdays scrap between big punching 140lb warriors Ruslan Provodnikov (24-3,17ko) and Lucas Matthysse (36-3,34ko) isn’t getting more attention.

Even on social media it seems that only “die-hard” fans are anticipating, and perhaps appreciating just how much potential to entertain this fight has.

Screened on HBO in the States and on Boxnation in the UK as part of a televised split with Terence Crawford v Thomas Dulorme, it’s safe to say in my opinion that those who will be in attendance ringside at the Turning Stone in Verona, NY are to be in for the biggest treat. Yet somehow, especially here in Britain, it doesn’t seem that enough people are getting truly excited about it. Continue reading

Matthysse v Provodnikov War This Saturday

Legendary trainer Freddie Roach believes Saturday night’s clash between knockout kings Ruslan Provodnikov and Lucas Matthysse is ‘the greatest match up in the world’.

The pair will lock horns at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in New York, in one of the most eagerly anticipated fights of the year, live and exclusive on BoxNation.

The showdown is certain to produce fireworks, with Provodnikov’s Hall-of-Fame trainer Roach believing that this is a fight worthy of the attention it has garnered. Continue reading

Matthysse-Provodnikov undercard fights for April 18th on HBO Boxing After Dark

LOS ANGELES (April 7) The sure-fire “Fight of the Year” candidate between former World Champions Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse and “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov, just got more exciting as exciting prospects got added to the non-televised undercard of the split site doubleheader live on HBO Boxing After Dark ® on Saturday, April 18 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. Continue reading

Matthysse – Provodnikov Conference call Transcript

Mr. Freddie Roach: Ruslan is doing really well and he’s in a really good shape for this fight. He knows just how to fight and he’s a good fighter and I look forward to it, and on paper it looks like one of the best this year. So, it’s going to be a tremendous show and I don’t think you want to miss this on.

Mr. Artie Pelullo: Okay, thanks, Freddie, and now I’d like to introduce to you all Ruslan Provodnikov, the Siberian Rocky, who, as I’ve said I’ve had the good fortune of meeting him and Vadim seven years ago when I went to Moscow for the first time and signed Ruslan to an exclusive contract. And, boy, did I not know how lucky I was at the time–Ruslan Provodnikov, gentlemen and ladies–Ruslan Provodnikov. Continue reading

Unprecedented Demand for Matthysse vs. Provodnikov Results in Turning Stone Resort Casino Releasing Final Block of Tickets

When the Saturday, April 18 fight between Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse and “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov at Turning Stone Resort Casino was announced, the boxing world erupted – and ticket sales mimicked the enthusiasm. Due to the unprecedented demand to see this sure-fire “Fight of the Year” candidate, ringside seats sold out in only 15 minutes – and the entire event is now near sellout with Turning Stone releasing the last group of tickets. Limited $35 and $25 seats are still available for this epic fight. Continue reading

Lucas Matthysse vs Ruslan Provodnikov live on BoxNation

BoxNation will air the much anticipated toe-to-toe war between two of the biggest bangers in boxing, live and exclusive, when Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov headline a stunning triple-fight card on April 18th.

The clash, which is already being billed as a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate, is guaranteed to have fans on the edge of their seats when the light-welterweight knockout kings go at it in a battle which has the makings of a modern day classic. Continue reading

Tickets for Matthysse – Provodnikov Selling-Out!

Some seats still remain for April 18 fight

Philadelphia (Feb. 27) — First day tickets sales for the April 18 showdown between former World Champions Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse and “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov proved to be a smashing success as all ringside seats have sold-out. The cant-miss “Fight of the Year” candidate between Matthysse and Providnikov is expected to sell-out quickly. Limited seats are still available at the $50, $35 and $25 price range. Continue reading