BOXNATION brings you KO artists from all over the world every weekend, and this Saturday it is the turn of Lucas Matthysse, one of the hardest hitters in recent times.

The Argentinian will almost certainly be involved in a Fight of the Year candidate, when he meets feared Russian Ruslan Provodnikov live on BoxNation from 2am Saturday night.

Another crushing performance from Matthysse will show just why many light-welterweight and welterweights duck when his name is mentioned.

Today, BoxNation names our top ten boxing bangers.

1) Gennady Golovkin - 32(29)-0

Few will argue, the Kazakh KO king is the world's most feared boxer and is leaving a trail of middleweight destruction.
Martin Murray suffered 11 rounds of being on the receiving end in February and they don't come much tougher than the St Helens man.


He has concussive power and not been the distance since outpointing Ian Gardner in his 11th fight way back in April 2008. GGG's next outing is on May 18 against New York's Willie Monroe Jr, a fight you can catch LIVE on BoxNation.

2) Sergey Kovalev - 27(24)-0

Russia's IBF, WBA and WBO Light-Heavyweight champion cuts an intimidating figure and is very deceptive.

Sergey Kovalev 2

He lives up to his "Krusher' nickname hammering opponents with either fist, although modern day wonder Bernard Hopkins survived 12 rounds.

In March he won a thriller over Jean Pascal and is now gearing up for a super-fight against Adonis Stevenson with four belts on the line.

3) Lucas Matthysse - 36(34)-3

Getting his ears boxed off him by Danny Garcia earned critics, but when the Argentinian lands opponents remain hurt, and how will Ruslan Provodnikov cope when punches land?

Lucas Matthysse

His heart matches his whack as he proved in a brutal 11th round KO of John Molina 12 months ago, when he was cut and floored twice.

4) Adonis Stevenson - 26(21)-1(1)

'Superman' has game-changing power and his fight against Kovalev is one of the biggest match-ups in boxing.

Adonis Stevenson

In two of his last three fights, Stevenson has been taken the distance by Andrzej Fonfara and Sakio Bika, two incredibly tough men. That shouldn't detract from his devastating power.

5) Wladimir Klitschko - 63(53)-3(3)

The heavyweight king is often accused of being a safety first boxer and yes, he can send fans to sleep.

When the Ukrainian ace does land bombs though, rivals feel it.Klitschko And Jennings

Just ask Kubrat Pulev, who was on the receiving end last November.

King Klitschko is back on BoxNation on April 25 when he defends his IBF, WBA and WBO belts against undefeated American Bryant Jennings.

6) Keith Thurman - 25(21)-0

Many believe he is the future of boxing and that is because of a destructive punch that has accounted for rock solid opponents like Julio Diaz and Diego Chaves.

Keith Thurman

In March he clearly outpointed Robert Guerrero in an exciting battle. In round nine Guerrero was floored for only the second time in his career.

7) Roman Gonzalez - 42(36)-0

The Nicaraguan little big man has won a world title at light-flyweight and is the current WBC flyweight king.

Roman Gonzalez

He is a tremendous body puncher and it will take a helluva' boxer to defeat him.

Gonzalez has KO'd his last eight opponents and scored ten knockdowns and barely lost a round.

Next month he defends against Mexican Edgar Sosa live on BoxNation on Gennady Golvkin's undercard.

8) Deontay Wilder - 33(32)-0

Wilder is America's great heavyweight hope and showed why when he ripped the WBC heavyweight crown from Bermane Stiverne in January.

Deontay Wilder 1

It was the first time the Alabama powerhouse had been the distance, but Stiverne took a heavy beating over 12 rounds.
He answered questions that night having never previously gone past four rounds.

9) Artur Beterbiev - 8(8)-0

He is barely out of L-plates, but Beterbiev is for real and arguably the biggest threat to Sergey Kovalev and Adonis Stevenson.

Artur Beterbiev 2

He put the H in hammer when he blasted out former world champion Tavoris Cloud in 218 seconds last September to prove he's for real.

Earlier this month, he hammered good operator Gabriel Campillo inside four rounds and became number two contender for Kovalev's IBF strap.

10) Nicholas Walters - 25(21)-0

Jamaican knockout specialist Walters was on the short list as a contender for 'Fighter of the Year' in 2014.

Nicholas Walters

He has only been the distance once in almost five and a half years. His six round hammering of Nonito Donaire in October saw him elevated to super WBA Featherweight champion.

He hasn't fought in 2015, and his return will be welcomed with excitement by fans.