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Matthysse Defeates Provodnikov By Majority Decision In A Thriller Battle

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

Andrzej Fonfara Stops Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Confident and determined, Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara (27-3, 16 KOs) spoiled the ring return of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) in resounding fashion Saturday night, flooring the former middleweight champion one time en route to a one-sided ninth-round TKO in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING live on SHOWTIME.

Fonfara, of Chicago by way of Radon, Poland, dropped Chavez, of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, with a wide left hook 50 seconds into the ninth round before a boisterous crowd of 8,636 predominately-Chavez fans at StubHub Center. It was the first time in 52 professional fights that Chavez had hit the canvas from a punch. Continue reading

Crawford defeats Dulorme, captures WBO 140lb title

After a slow start in the first five rounds, former WBO lightweight champion and 2014 Fighter of the Year Terence Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) came on to score a 6th round stoppage victory over Thomas Dulorme (22-2, 12 KOs) to win the vacant WBO light welterweight title at the University of Texas, in Arlington, Texas, USA.

Crawford struggled in the first five rounds with the speed and power of Dulorme, but in the 6th, Crawford suddenly erupted for three knockdowns of Dulorme. The referee Rafael Ramos halted the fight at 1:51 of the 6th following the third knockdown of Dulorme in the round. Dulorme had fallen back down while trying to get up, and this convinced Ramos that he should stop the fight. Continue reading

Fonfara destroys Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr’s career took a major hit tonight with him getting stopped at the end of the 9th round by the big punching light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (27-3, 16 KOs) in their fight at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Fighting at a catch-weight of 172 pounds, Chavez Jr. was shockingly dropped the 9th round by Fonfara. Chavez Jr. was really hurt to the extent that he wasn’t going to be able to recover after the round ended. In between rounds, Chavez Jr. quit on his stool instead of coming out for the 10th and taking more punishment.

Fonfara was deducted a point in the 7th for the use of his shoulder. It was kind of a petty foul to be called by the referee Jerry Cantu, but thankfully the point deduction didn’t have any effect on the result of the fight. Continue reading

Matthysse defeats Provodnikov

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

Wladimir Klitschko: “I use only 20-30% of my abilities”

On Saturday, April 25, Madison Square Garden in New York will host a significant event that hasn’t been a part of the venue’s calendar for a few years now: a heavyweight world boxing championship fight.

Wladimir Klitschko (63-3-0) will defend his titles against undefeated Bryant Jennings (19-0-0).

For some boxing fans, an undefeated fighter has a higher stock value so to say. After all, when a fighter has never lost, they are a winner. That is until the competition gets harder, and their 0 becomes threatened. Continue reading

Mathews v Luis – Liverpool Fight Card Review

Tonight in Liverpool at the Echo Arena, Britain’s Derry Mathews headlined Frank Warren’s televised show against last minute replacement Tony Luis in a lightweight contest for the interim WBA 135lb strap that was screened live on Boxnation in the UK.

After originally being scheduled to box Cuban Richar Abril in place of original challenger Anthony Crolla, Mathews and promoter Frank Warren have had a nightmare week getting a fight on after Abril pulled out of the contest for a SECOND time a week ago (the first in March) and late replacement Ismael Barroso of Venezuela suffered visa problems that meant he too had to withdraw. Continue reading

Thomas Dulorme can upset Terence Crawford

Terence Crawford (Bud) had a wonderful 2014. His win over Yuriorkis Gamboa, put him, and Nebraska on the boxing map.

In a spectacular performance Crawford floored the undefeated former unified featherweight titleholder four times. At first the Cuban Olympic gold medalist appeared to be putting on a boxing clinic, however the Omaha fighter stayed calm, made adjustments, and completely turned the fight around in the 5th with a knockdown. His switch to southpaw, proved effective, and definitely demonstrated his ability to adapt. Continue reading

Lucas Matthysse 139 vs. Ruslan Provodnikov 139.5

Weigh-In: Lucas Matthysse 139 – Ruslan Provodnikov 139.5
Patrick Teixeira 160 -Patrick Allotey 157
Lamont Roach Jr. 133.5 – Jose Miguel Castro 133
Sidney McCow 146 -Paulo Souza 150.5
Vitor Freitas 135 – Guillermo Sanchez 133
Vitaly Kopylenko 160 – Lekan Byfield 158

Members of the media and fans got a preview of what to expect in the ring on Saturday with former World Champions Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse and “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov during today’s final press conference for Matthysse vs. Provodnikov at the Oneida Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. Continue reading

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 171.5 vs. Andrzej Fonfara 171.5

Weigh-In: SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING

JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR.: 171 ½ Pounds
ANDRZEJ FONFARA: 171 ½ Pounds

AMIR IMAM: 140 Pounds
WALTER CASTILLO: 138 Pounds

Former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. held a media workout on Friday in front of a packed house at Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Van Nuys, Calif., as the Mexican superstar prepares to make his SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® debut on Saturday, April 18, at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). Continue reading