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Dougie’s Monday mailbag

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20
Apr

Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Fan share their thoughts on Lucas Matthysse’s hard-fought maj. decision over Ruslan Provodnikov, Andrzej Fonfara’s ninth-round stoppage of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Terence Crawford’s WBO 140-pound title-winning TKO of Thomas Dulorme, and other boxing subjects including mythical matchups in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!

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18
Apr

Lucas Matthysse edges determined Ruslan Provodnikov in a classic

THE RING’s No. 1-rated junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse used accurate punching, excellent spacing, a consistent jab and an effective uppercut to bust up Ruslan Provodnikov en route to a 12-round majority decision, but it wasn’t easy. The Russian pressure fighter came on strong in the final rounds of the Fight of the Year candidate.

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18
Apr

Lucas Matthysse outslugs Ruslan Provodnikov to majority decision

The junior welterweight showdown between Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov was billed as a can’t-miss slugfest, a guaranteed Fight of the Year, and the HBO-televised 12 rounder lived up to expectations with Matthysse earning a hard-fought decision over an incredibly resilient and determined Provodnikov.

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17
Apr

The pride of the Fighting Matthysses – part two

Lucas Matthysse was inspired to box by his older brother Walter, a former welterweight contender, and learned his craft alongside a current welterweight contender, Marcos Maidana. “If we both move to 147 pounds we’re going to get that offer,” Matthysse said about his former roommate, sparring partner, and occasional amateur opponent. Matthysse faces Ruslan Provodnikov tonight on HBO.

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17
Apr

Humble but motivated Provodnikov prepares for a brutal night

Junior welterweight Ruslan Provodnikov is motivated for Lucas Matthysse on Saturday in a fight that potentially has brutality written all over it.

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16
Apr

Provodnikov, Matthysse vow to bring their best on Saturday

The final press conference in advance of the anticipated Ruslan Provodnikov-Lucas Matthysse showdown took place on Thursday at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York, the site of the HBO “Boxing After Dark” main event on Saturday. Both punchers promised the best performances of their careers.

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16
Apr

Fight Picks: Who wins Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Lucas Matthysse?

Twenty insiders were asked for their picks regarding this Saturday’s junior welterweight clash between Ruslan Provodnikov and Lucas Matthysse. Read on for their predictions.

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15
Apr

Hershman has it all under control

Despite the competition, HBO Sports President Ken Hershman is confident that his network is still the gold standard in bringing boxing to the masses.

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14
Apr

Provodnikov and Matthysse: Starving for violence

It’s somewhat perverse; isn’t it? A veritable feast celebrating two hardened warriors who can’t indulge in order to stay on point for their upcoming junior welterweight bout. But Ruslan Provodnikov and Lucas Matthysse aren’t bothered. They go to war this Saturday.

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02
Mar

Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Fans share their thoughts and questions on the Keith Thurman-Robert Guerrero welterweight clash, the prospect of a Carl Frampton-Scott Quigg showdown, Provodnikov-Matthysse, Canelo-Kirkland, Mayweather-Pacquiao fight week in Las Vegas, mythical matchups and more in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!

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