Photos/Results: Provodnikov vs Rodriguez Weigh-In

MONTE CARLO – With his first ring appearance with new trainer Joel Diaz  taking place Saturday night, former WBO super lightweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov and challenger Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez took the scales Friday in Monte Carlo. Both combatants weighed in under the welterweight limit without incident. Final weights as follows: Ruslan Provodinov: 146.5 pounds Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez: 146.5 pounds Although Provodnikov is the odds on favorite, watchers are more interested in his performance since falling under the per view of Diaz. Coincidentially, thousands of miles away, Diaz’s former pupil Timothy Bradley makes his first ring appearance with new trainer Teddy Atlas. Can you teach an old dog new tricks? Provodnikov isn’t what you would call old but he is “advanced”…

[Video] Joel Diaz Discusses New Pupil with Provodnikov

Boxing observants were thrown for a loop in September when WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley announced his split with longtime trainer Joel Diaz. Although the split appeared fairly amicable it was unfathomable he would fire his trainer fresh off a title win. Adding fuel to the fire were rumors that Bradley’s Manager/Wife Monica was the main puppet master in the team shake-up, and Diaz’s interview with Fight Hype’s Luis Sandoval stating he was “caught off guard” by his dismissal. Turning the page and pressing ahead, Bradley now prepares for a battle with Brandon Rios on November 7th with new trainer Teddy Atlas in his corner and Diaz is also prepping for the future with his new student Ruslan…

Matthysse Powers Up To Defeat Provodnikov By MD

VERONA, NY — In a hellacious display of accuracy, power and sheer brute force, Lucas Matthysse reminded those watching why he’s called ‘The Machine’. In front of a capacity crowd in Verona, New York, Matthysse defeated ‘The Siberian Rocky’ Ruslan Provodnikov by majority decision. Although the scrap was thrilling to watch, it lacked a certain oomph to propel it into the ‘fight of the year candidate’ discussions that proceeded it’s culmination. But make no mistake it was an action filled battle that left watchers entertained all the same. Matthysse controlled the early rounds by using his superior boxing skills and longer reach. Keeping Provodnikov at a measured distance with a surgically accurate jab, the Machine connected at…

Results/Photos: Matthysse vs Provodnikov Weigh-In

 WEIGHTS FROM VERONA, NEW YORK Ruslan Provodnikov 139.5 – Lucas Matthysse 139 Vitaly Kopylenko 160 – Lekan Byfield 158 Vitor Jones De Oliveira 135 – Guillermo Sanchez 133 Patrick Teixeira 160 – Patrick Allotey 157 Paulo Souza 150.5 – Sidney McCow 146 Lamont Roach Jr. 132.5  – Jose Miguel Castro 133 Eddie Gomez 149 – Jonathan Batista 149.5 Venue:  Turning Stone Resort Casino Promoters:  Banner Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Arano Box Promotions Television:  HBO Boxing After Dark at 9:45 PM ET/PT 1st Bout:  6:50 Photos by Banner Promotions In what is sure to be an all-action fight to remember and a treat all fight fans are excited for, Argentina’s Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (36-3, 34…

Matthysse vs Provodnikov Final Press Conference

 MATTHYSSE VS. PROVODNIKOV FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES AND PHOTOS     VERONA, NEW YORK (April 16) – 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 duringtoday’s final press conference for Matthysse vs. Provodnikov at the Oneida Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. In what is sure to be an all-action fight to remember and a treat all fight fans are excited for, Argentina’s Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (36-3, 34 KOs) will fight Ruslan Provodnikov “The Siberian Rocky” (24-3, 17 KOs), in what will be the ultimate test for both fighters. Due to unprecedented demand, tickets are…

Matthysse vs Provodnikov: Prospects Added To Undercard

EXCITING PROSPECTS ADDED TO THE MATTHYSSE VS. PROVODNIKOV NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD ON APRIL 18 LIVE FROM TURNING STONE CASINO RESORT, VERONA, NEW YORK 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 world class 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. In the non-televised co-main event of the night, exciting undefeated Brazilian prospect Patrick Teixeira (24-0, 20 KOs) will compete in a 10-round super welterweight bout against the hard-punching contender Patrick Allotey (30-1, 24 KOs) of Accra, Ghana. Next, Tuapse, Russia’s Fedor…

Ruslan Provodnikov LA Media Workout – Photos/Quotes

HOLLYWOOD — A relaxed and in-shape Ruslan Provodnikov gave the media on hand a bird’s eye view of his conditioning and strength as he makes final preparations for the highly anticipated match-up against Lucas Matthysse on April 18 in Verona, NY. Since the announcement of the fight, the boxing world has been talking non-stop about  this  match-up. Two hard hitting, come forward fighters who refuse to lie down. One thing is for certain, when the opening bell sounds and action commences, everyone watching will be treated to a brutal, bone crushing war. When Provodnikov heads back east for final preparations, Hall of Fame trainer Freddy Roach will not be accompanying him or working his corner. Roach…

[Video] Matthysse Hard At Work For Provodnikov Bout

ARGENTINA — With roughly a month left before the April 18th collision against Ruslan Provodnikov, Lucas Matthysse is caught on video training hard for the match-up. Both known for their explosive punch power, don’t expect this one to go the distance. Check out a short video of Matthysse training then take our poll. Who are you picking?

Matthysse v Provodnikov Set For April 18th In NY

  SURE-FIRE ‘FIGHT OF THE YEAR’ CANDIDATE COMES EARLY IN 2015  LUCAS MATTHYSSE VS. RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV SET FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 18 AT TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO 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 Casinoin 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…

Provodnikov Announces Matthysse Fight Via Twitter

LOS ANGELES, CA – Talks of a fight between Ruslan Provodnikov and Lucas Matthysse have been circling around the ring for roughly last the month. On Thursday, it appears the talks have ended and the bout will come to fruition. Via twitter, Provodnikov tweeted that the fight was on and will take place on the East Coast (location unconfirmed at this time).   For fans that enjoy bloody, punch ladened battles, this is your fight. Provodnikov vs Matthysse is a war du jour that will thoroughly entertain fans and undoubtedly end by way of knockout. Is this match-up a 50/50 fight? Not exactly. Comparing their respective resumes, Matthysse’s accurate punching and movement give him a slight edge. But, it…