Matthysse vs Provodnikov

Lucas Matthysse Ruslan Provodnikov

Matthysse Provodnikov

Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York

18 April 2015, 23:59:00



12x3 Minute Rounds Light-Welterweight Contest

Destructive punchers Matthysse and Provodnikov go to war

It's one of boxing's most mouthwatering clashes of the year as big punching stars Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov go head to head.

Lucas Matthysse

Between them, Argentina's Matthysse and Russia's Provodnikov have 51 knockouts from 67 fights, and have been involved in some of world boxing's most memorable tear-ups in the last few years.

It'll be blink-and-you-miss-it stuff at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino, New York, when these two former world champions collide in a fight of the year contender.

Matthysse rose to prominence after winning an the interim WBC World Light-Welterweight title in 2012 against Ajose Olusegun. The followin year, the Buenos Aires banger took out Lamont Peterson with a third round TKO to underline his credentials. Later that year he failed in a bid to wrest away the WBA and WBC World titles from Danny Garcia, but there's no questioning Matthysse pushed Garcia close.

Russia's Provodnikov shot to fame when he was involved in 2013's fight of the year, an all-out war with Timothy Bradley, narrowly losing a split decision.

The 31-year-old has a win over fellow banger Mike Alvarado on his record and will be keen to add a big name like Matthysse in a potential tear-up.