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Matthysse – Provodnikov Saturday, April 18 at Turning Stone Resort Casino and Live on HBO Boxing After Dark

Philadelphia (Feb. 24) – A sure-fire ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate will come early as former World Champions Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov, two of boxing’s hardest punchers, take the stage in a 12-round jr. welterweight showdown on Saturday, April 18 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. Banner Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Box Promotions announced today the clash of these two fearsome fighters will generate what is surely to be an all-action fight to remember and a treat all fight fans are excited for. The bout with be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading

Matthysse vs. Provodnikov fight looking good for March 28th

In a recent interview Oscar De La Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions, promised fans that the much anticipated bout between former world title challenger Lucas Matthysse and former WBC light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov would be taking place for March 28th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. In the sport where a lot of fights get missed it is good to hear a guarantee of the fight taking place from the promoter.

This is a fight many in boxing are looking forward to due to the fact that each of the combatants mentioned are amongst the best in the business at what they do. Each man has the skill set to cut off the ring and land on their opponents, although this is the type of fight where neither man will have to look far to find each other. Continue reading

Matthysse vs Provodnikov – a train wreck on the cards?

There has been a lot of talk about these two power punching pressure fighters having a bout between them scheduled for the first half of this year and being announced soon. Provodnikov and his manager have both been vocal as of late in discussing the fight and saying that it is a fight they want.

This is the kind of fight which could ultimately end up shortening careers. We have seen the kind of damage these fighters can inflict in combined knockouts of Lamont Peterson, Mike Alvarado, John Molina Jr, Jose Luis Castillo, Humberto Soto, as well as wars with other top fighters such as Devon Alexander, Timothy Bradley, Chris Algieri and many more over the years. Continue reading

De La Hoya working on Matthysse vs. Provodnikov bout

If Oscar De La Hoya gets his way, boxing fans may soon be seeing a fight between Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov taking place this year. De La Hoya is reportedly working hard to try and put the fight together. It’s a doable fight due to Provodnikov not being promoted by Golden Boy rival Top Rank, and a situation where the Russian fighter needing a win badly after his loss to Chris Algieri last year.

Provodnikov lost his WBO light welterweight title in that fight to Algieri, and he’s done much since then other than beat a 40-year-old Jose Luis Castillo recently. Continue reading

Ruslan Provodnikov back in USA on March 28

This past Saturday night, Ruslan Provodnikov (24-3-0) had successfully defeated Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1) via a 5 round TKO in Moscow, Russia.

Provodnikov has a very timid personality outside of the ring, paired with an exceptionally crown pleasing style inside the ring. There are always people willing to pay to come see his action packed fights live. That is why his promoter Art Pelullo is having Provodnikov fight in the USA as soon as possible.

“Now Ruslan is coming back to fight on HBO. This will be in the USA in March, possibly March 28th. We are looking at Marcos Maidana, Danny Garcia, and Lucas Matthysse,” stated Pelullo. Continue reading

Provodnikov – Castillo; Mickey Rourke Post fight interviews and Press Conference

Below are are post fight videos following Ruslan Provodnikov’s (24-3, 17 KO’s) 5th round stoppage over Jose Luis Castillo (66-13-1).

Watch video interviews with both Provodnikov and Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke, who scored a 2nd round stoppage in his ring return after nearly 20 years.

The fight was promoted by Artie Pelullo’s Banner Promotions and World of Boxing LLC Continue reading

Ruslan Provodnikov – Jose Luis Castillo weigh in video

Moscow, Russia (November 27 2014)– Below are videos from Thursday’s weigh in that is in conjunction with Friday’s fight between Former WBO Jr. Welterweight world champion, “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KO’s) and former two-time world champion Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57 KO’s) that will take place on this Friday, November 28 at the Luzhniki GCKZ “Russia” Arena in Moscow. Continue reading

Provodnikov – Castillo Press conference photos

Below are images from Tuesday’s press conference in conjunction with Friday’s fight between Former WBO Jr. Welterweight world champion, “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KO’s) and former two-time world champion Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57 KO’s) that will take place on this Friday, November 28 at the Luzhniki GCKZ “Russia” Arena in Moscow.

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Brandon Rios vs. Ruslan Provodnikov in the works for November

Former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (32-2-1, 23 KOs) won’t be going back and clearing up the huge controversy surrounding his 9th round disqualification win over Diego Chaves from earlier this month. Instead, Rios is being matched up by his promoters at Top Rank against former WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KOs) this November, according to Boxingsphere. The negotiations are underway right now between the two fighter’s management.

Rios was on his way to losing to Diego Chaves when referee Vic Drakulitch stepped in and stopped the fight in the 9th round following a head-lock that Chaves had put on Rios. It was later learned that Drakulich had disqualified Chaves for throwing an elbow at some point in the 9th round. It didn’t take place at the time of the stoppage because Chaves didn’t throw an elbow. Continue reading